Few days ago, WordPress.com announced a new feature regarding Tags and Categories. And I must say this time they have messed up few things.
As per new update, in all themes, Tags and Categories will appear above/below your post according to your theme and they will be linked to Global tags.
For example, the tag “wordpress” used for this post links to http://wordpress.com/tag/wordpress
And Categories will be also linked by same method.
The purpose of introducing this feature is providing more simplicity for readers and more readers to writers. But here some things go wrong.
As per my belief, tags are always meant for global tracking or browsing. But categories mostly serve as a browsing guide to a certain blog. Categories help readers find other written stuff by same author at same blog.
But the categories appearing on the posts now behave same as tags, then what is use of displaying them separately? They serve the same purpose as tags.
I strongly think that WordPress team should work out a solution for this soon. Its definitely a must-be-fixed thing.
And what more, we cannot turn off or bypass this new feature as its automatically generated as we post. One more thing to fix for WP team as there are many people out there who don’t want all these tags and things to clutter the view. They like clean pages.
Anybody who wants to make sure your words are heard by them, WP have introduced an excellent 24/7 support feature.
I love wordpress.com and so I care for it 🙂
Hope they fix it soon