What is Tag in WordPress, How to Create and Use?

In one of my previous articles you I was talking about the categories in WordPress. I explained that they were and how they are created. Today I will talk about the WordPress Tags: what they are and how to create them.

What are tags for WordPress?
The labels, also called tags (in english) are words with which to describe the content of an article, in such a way that your visitors may find it very easy to find the content, for example, if you use the search engine to your website.

What are the tags of WordPress?
If you have made any move, you will be touched to pack your things in boxes, close them and put a label to remind you after that there is within each box, right?

Since WordPress tags work in exactly the same way: you are going to help identify your articles or entries for one or more specific words.

How do you create the labels of WordPress?
To create a label, you can do it in two ways:

From the Administration menu
to do this, you just need to go to -> tags and you will see a screen like this.

On the left, you will be able to write the name of the label and, by giving to “Add new tag” will go to the part of the right, where you will see an updated list of the tags that you have created and how many posts you have assigned that tag.

From the entrance of the post

the most easiest way to do this, it is directly to the area by typing the entry or post. To the right of the box with the editor, where you are going by typing in your text, you will see an option called “Tags”.

Insert label at the time you write the entry
there just type the label you want to create and click the “Add”. If you need to create multiple labels for the same item, list them separated by commas before giving to “Add”,

Modify, or delete a label

to modify or delete a label that you created earlier, you will need to return to the menu (left side) -> -> Tags . There position yourself on the label you want to operate and you will under options to edit or delete the label.

How many labels you put on?

There is no limit to the number of labels to put in an entry of WordPress and you can put all you want, but I recommend that you do not abuse them and put one or two words that clearly identify the topic of the article.

If your blog is about fashion and to all entries you put the label “fashion” you better not for nothing, because you are not identifying any article… However if you put tags that will help the reader to identify and find the article on the blog, I will thank surely, with more visits in your next articles.

You can also take a look at this video-tutorial for beginners WordPress my channel on Youtube where you explained how to do it.

Difference between categories and tags

categories should not be confused with the tags of WordPress, because they are different things, as I have been explaining throughout the article.

Continuing with the example of the move that I have set before you, the categories are the boxes where you keep the articles of a particular theme and the labels are those that hit outside the box in order to identify and be able to easily locate what’s inside the box.

Another example, it would be in an office. The documents for a particular topic would be saved inside of a cabinet (category) and to locate it, to the cabinet you would stick a label on the spine, with the word that will identify what’s inside:

In a web of recipes, for example, the category could be “meat”, and the labels that identify the articles in that category, could be: Chicken, pork, turkey, Prey…

Keep in mind that, if you do it correctly, it will be easier to locate a particular item and, therefore, your readers will find it just as easy, using the internal search engine to your website if you don’t see it with the naked eye.

What Are mandatory labels?

The answer is NO. The tags are not mandatory, but are convenient if you want to have a page optimized for SEO (search engine optimization) as for your own readers, so that they will not be lost when you log into your site and easily find the content they’re looking for.

On this subject, I recommend that you listen to this podcast SEO for Bloggers of Borja Girón (SEO) consultant, where we talk about the importance of the categories and tags for Google, but also on the way to do it correctly so as not to duplicate content and not be penalized in the search results.

Conclusions

Each entry that scribes, must be properly framed within a single category and labeled with that word/s that you consider descriptive/s of the content, without abusing them. This will facilitate the location of the articles by your readers and you will get some extra point in the positioning of the search engines.

Do not confuse the categories with the tags. They are two different concepts, complementary and compatible that, used properly, will give added value to your article.

How do you do it? Do you have a habit of putting tags to your posts? How Many? I look forward to your comments. Until the next article!!

What can you do in WordPress

looking for ideas to write a new article that might be of interest, I have found that, even today, are still doing many searches in Google on What can i do with WordPress? Today I will tell you some examples.

What Are People Asking about WordPress?

Interestingly, not only ask what they can do with WordPress, but that they also send to Google this type of questions:

How to make WordPress doesn’t seem to be a blog?
What can you do for WordPress?
What do you do with WordPress?
Make WordPress look like a web
What we can do in WordPress

What is certain is that when we read these questions today, when WordPress has met 14 years ago, I produced an enormous sadness and i wonder what is the reason for so much ignorance.

The evolution of WordPress

While it is true that in 2003, Matthew Mullenweg created a software that at that time would be to create blogs, over the years has become the content management system most used in the world: more than 76 million web pages in the world use WordPress and more than 60% of all pages that are made with a CMS decided on WordPress.

The work continued both by Automattic as hundreds of volunteers who lend their aid, so disinterested, daily to this project, has made it possible for WordPress can be used to create any type of page.

So much so that, more and more companies are looking for workers with knowledge of WordPress, since they are supposed to save costs and not have to make a great investment in hiring external services to manage their corporate pages.

Why don’t you know the benefits of WordPress?

I can think of two responses from the people still today wondering “what can I do in WordPress?

By the lack of publicity in the media

We have to remember that it is a free and open code (open source) on the WordPress.org does not derive any benefit by any user (they don’t have to pay anything to WordPress to download or use it). For this reason, to not generate benefits, nor can invest in advertising.

Here we have the handicap of the great investment they make in advertising companies like Wix, which are sold as an easy-to-use tool to create complete web pages in minutes.

The Internal confusion between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.

On the other hand, continues to open the controversy on the use of the mark “WordPress” on the part of the company Automatic, marketing products under this brand and leading to a continuous and ongoing end-user confusion between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, leaving it even cast in the form of “creator of blogs”.

In this case, if this business shows a profit, but not selling software as such, whether through insertion of advertising in the sites hosted on their servers and limiting functions which are only allow to change of pay nothing.

But they say that he who made the law made the trap… and in this case it should be noted that the Foundation WordPress as automattic have the same founder: Matt Mullenweg.

It is true that Automattic intended employees to continue to collaborate in the development of the WordPress software, but because of course they also need! Not only billed for the services mentioned above, but by “premium” services of other plugins that work with WordPress (Akismet, JetPack, WooCommerce… or even a VIP program WordPress to celebrities).

Eye! I do not say that it is not lawful for this line of business, it seems to me that more successful, but it is very questionable, from my point of view, use the domain, logos and brand “WordPress.com” for these purposes.

I want everything for free”
there are also many people who invest their time, money and effort into creating a business around WordPress (by creating templates, plugins, courses, books, tutorials, consultancies…) to see the great potential of this tool and be a great growth in the coming years.

However, from a few years ago, we have reached a point where we believe with the right to get everything for free, without having to pay for it, even at times exigiendolo.

You should never forget that your time and money are worth as much as the developer who has created a product or a service.

Obviously, if you want to create a website using free templates that come by default with the software, without any type of customization, without plugins of functions and without adding any type of customization, you will end up wondering how to make WordPress doesn’t seem to be a blog?

 

What can I do in WordPress?
To respond to you on what you can do in WordPress, you would need to write an article, as usual my friend Gerardo Asensio in SensacionWeb, of more than 5,000 words, but I don’t have that habit, so i’ll put some examples of sites made with WordPress that will surely answer your question (confirmed with the

Spotify.com tool Builtwith): a web site that is sure to go quite often, that included in membership.
Sony Music The web of a well-known music producer.
Dome Hotel Page of a luxury hotel in Madrid
Restaurant Kechua Web of a well-known Peruvian restaurant in Madrid with online booking
Ok Official page of a prestigious daily digital
Kiss FM official website of a well known chain musical
Hospital The Miraculous Hospital in Madrid with service appointment request online
supermarkets Aldi supermarket chain
Hood Vip online shop is well known company of gift experiences chests
Conclusion
In short, with WordPress you can do anything (also a blog). The issue is to bring the enthusiasm and interest. Sometimes you will need a bit of investment and are not expected to give us everything done and also free of charge.

Despite the work and daily effort of Community WordPress and people who know first-hand that there are behind always, much remains to be done to disseminate all the benefits of building a site with WordPress.

On the other hand, if you are in active job search, it would be nice if you put the batteries and you’ll begin to improve your training on WordPress, because as I have said, is the future.

What do you think about everything that I have exposed in this article today?

How to Setup WooCommerce Chat- Learn in Simple 8 Steps

Want sell something online, something that our customers can see and touch materially, but only through photographs or videos, is quite complicated. You explained how to put a WooCommerce chat in order to resolve the doubts of your customers in real time and to secure the sale.

YITH Live Chat

There are many plugins that you can put a chat in WooCommerce, but of all the ones I have tried without a doubt I YITH Live Chat, both for its simplicity as for its efficiency and, in addition, is fully integrated with WooCommerce.

Although it is a plugin Premium, is included in the subscription to the YITH Club, so you can get it for very little money, which amortizaras quickly

your installation and configuration is really easy. Just follow these steps:

1.- Create an account on Firebase

If you don’t sounds, do not worry. This is a Google platform that provides you with an API to save and synchronize data in the cloud, in real time.

Access to FIREBASE . Sign in with your Google or GMail)
Click on “Add Project”

Type a name for your project and your country of residence. Dale to “Create Project”

in the left menu, click on the sprocket and select “Project Settings”

select “Service Accounts” section of the menu at the top of the screen
after you choose “Secrets of the Database”

in the listing, click where it says “Show”
will appear two parameters: a URL and an API key

2.- Install the plugin YITH Live Chat

For this go to the backend of WordPress

Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin
Select your hard drive the .zip file that you downloaded from the web
Activate It
Remember that if you are a Premium subscriber, you have at your disposal the WooCommerce course where you will learn a lot more.
Become a Subscriber Premium by 10€/month

3.- synchronizes the YITH Live Chat plugin

you will have created a new option on your side menu with the name YITH Plugins

Choose Live Chat
in the “General” tab, fill in the fields that you must copy of Firebase
Firebase App URL
Firebase App Secret

4.- Set Up Your Chat

now have operational different tabs that you can set up the Chat to your liking:

Messages: Where you can write the messages you want to be displayed to the client when you open the chat, when it is closed, when the operator is offline, or when busy.

Offline messages: it will allow you to set the configuration of the email you will receive when the client leaves a message through the chat because there was no operator is available.

Conversation: where you have to select if you want to receive ratings of your customer, or the ability to send a copy of the conversation to the customer.

Appearance: lets you configure the appearance of the button and chat box so that it is integrated with your commerce. Also the area of the screen where you want to display it.

Users: where you can choose the avatar and the default profile of the person who will attend the chat.

5.- Access to the chat as the operator

To access your new chat as the operator, all you have to do is to go to the backend of WordPress and search for a new option that is called YITH Live Chat.

Click on “Chat Console”

Select “Online” in the operator that has appeared on the screen.

6.- See Records

In the event that you want to view a log of the messages sent by your customers while you’ve been offline, you can also do this from

YITH Live Chat > Messages Offline

If you prefer to view the log of the Chats you can do so from

YITH Live Chat > Chat Logs

7.- canned responses

as other Yith chats, you also have the option of “canning” certain responses, which generally tend to be the most answers to customers, simply selecting it from a drop-down menu, appear in the chat, without having to retype everything.

To create them, you must go to

YITH Live Chat > Chat Macros > Add Chat Macro

8.- Customize Your name and avatar

in case you want to customize the avatar of each operator and the name that appears in the chat window, you can do it easily from the Users option > My Profile from the WordPress administration menu.

If you find it easier to see just put your suggestion in comment box..

 

How to Install WordPress Plugins from the official Website

Option 1 – Install WordPress plugins from the official directory
Option 2 – Install WordPress plugins manually
Option 3 – Use an FTP client to install Plugins

What Do You Need?

Before you begin with the tutorial, make sure you have the following:

Access to the desktop administrator of a WordPress plugin downloaded on your computer (option 2) or Access via an FTP client (Option 3)

Option 1 – Install WordPress plugins from the official directory

This is the number one choice because it is the most popular, safe and fast. The official directory of wordpess.org has more than 50.000 plugins that are waiting to be useful at some point.

Today, it is not necessary to login to the WordPress page and download the plugin (option 2), because now you can install plugins directly from your WordPress, and then we’ll show you how to do it.

Access the WordPress administrator desktop and go to the section of Plugins.
Select the option Add new inside the section (as seen in the image above).

Within the page to add you must select the button that says Upload Plugin, which can be found at the top of the page.

You can navigate between the different plugins using the Filters featured, popular, Recommended and favorite, which you can see at the top of the available plugins. Either way, the best thing to do is to use the search field that says “Search Plugins…” and write the name of the plugin you want to install.

When you have found the plugin you want (in this case we will install the plugin BuddyPress) you only have to click the button that says Install Now.

The plugin that has just been installed are left off, but the only thing you have to do is click the Activate button that will appear where said Install Now.

Option 2 – Install WordPress plugins manually

the official directory of WordPress is not the only place where you can download plugins, as there are also other Premium Codecanyon directories in which developers sell their plugins.

Then we will show you what you have to do to install a plugin you’ve downloaded to your computer.

Go to the section of Plugins and select Add New.

Select the Move Up button plug located at the top of the page.

to select the button you will see an exploiter of files.

You only have to select the Browse button and then select (inside the window that will appear with the operator of files) the .zip file of the plugin you want to upload, install and activate it on your worpress.

on the plugin has been uploaded successfully you will see a link that says Activate Plugin. You should only select it to activate it.

Option 3 – Use an FTP client to install WordPress Plugins to

use an FTP client is another quick way to upload a plugin to your WordPress, although it continues to be the most time consuming, although this is an excellent way to upload larger files, since in many cases the php.ini file of the hosting provider does not allow us to upload plugins or themes using WordPress.

Follow these steps to install a plugin using an FTP client:

  1. Download and extract the .zip file of the plugin on your computer.
  2. Connect the FTP client with your hosting. Search the directory to which you
  3. Installed WordPress. It is usually public_html.
  4. Now go to the folder wp-content.
  5. Open the plugins folder.
  6. Upload the folder Removed (without the plugin .zip).
  7. Go to your desktop administrator of WordPress.
  8. Go to the section of Plugins and select plugins installed.
  9. Find the plugin you just upload and select the Enable option that appears under the name of the plugin.
  10. Ready, now your plugin is enabled and running.

Conclusion

Either of these methods works perfectly, so you shouldn’t have any problem.