The NeoSmart Files noticed the addition of native tagging support to WordPress 2.2 in the SVN repository. What’s this mean for WordPress bloggers? Not much really, other than the fact you’ll no longer have to use a third-party plugin for tagging your posts or pages.
This is great for WordPress, tagging is something I expected to see with the release of 2.0, but that didn’t happen. Tags are something bloggers really want, native tags will just make WordPress an even more attractive blogging platform.
I’m going to have trouble leaving the Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin behind in favor of the new tagging system in WordPress 2.2. Ultimate Tag Warrior has been so nice to work with and is pretty much the de facto WordPress plugin for tags. Ultimate Tag Warrior has some features not found in the tag system native to WordPress 2.2, such as tag suggestions. Also, Ultimate Tag Warrior allows you to apply tags you’ve used previously to a post via a select form, something not found in WordPress 2.2 tags. Hopefully the WordPress team has those features planned for inclusion at some point.
Anyway, head over to The NeoSmart Files for more, they have a screenshot comparing Ultimate Tag Warrior to native tags in WordPress 2.2.
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6 thoughts on “WordPress 2.2 Adds Tags”
Poor old UTW. But I agree, a standard is worth having and tags should be core. By the next version ‘core’ tags should have caught up with the must haves from UTW.
Well done UTW, you’ve set the benchmark high!
I thought it was about time they included something like this in the standard release.
This didn’t get added though. But they say (supposedly) it will be added in the next major release.
Jenny, I was pretty bummed out when I heard they got removed from 2.2. I think it was like a day or two after I made this post, so I felt like a dumb ass.