Tags for blog
Yes i ditto that--we need to have tags available for our blog posts. This is a basic feature of blogs now that greatly improve the user experience as well as one to rank in google for keywords/tags.
Tonia Fleming commented
What is the third party app that wild apricot uses on their own website blog?
i'd love to use the WA blog gadget but without tags it's basically useless to us.
Seems like most developers could find a generic blog with tags and categories and plug it in fairly easily. The current WA blog is completely unusable. I wonder what the problem is...
Kathleen Lara commented
Given that tagging for blog posts has the highest votes for wishlist items and the fact that it is available or events, we were wondering (hoping) it is a feature that will be added soon and wanted to inquire. Do you plan to add this? It is a critical way to keep our members engaged in our content. It looks like it's been on your short list since 2015. Thank you!
Tagging is critical. I cannot organize our calendar without it, and ours it enormous. We have a couple hundred recitals a year. It would be great if past events were archived into year categories, for example, all 2017 recitals fall under 2017, all 2016 recitals fall under 2016, etc.
Look at https://tgocina.wildapricot.org/summer-recitals?EventViewMode=1&EventListViewMode=2 and switch to list view to see what I mean. Without archive ability, imagine how long this page will be a two more years. I'd be happy to be a tester. :)
Regina Pinney commented
We were just on a call with our web designer and they were encouraging us to use another platform for the purposes of tagging. Please add this soon!
Lara Spence in Canada commented
It’s really hard to convince the customer to Use wild apricot for their association including that associations news and blog on the blog doesn’t have tags or categories. For example my client wants a blog that has news and also has events and also has stories and it would be great if someone could invest some time in putting this into wild apricot because lots of people want it! Thank you!
I'm writing you as Blog Administrator for the NAPOMichigan.com.
I love that you've added the ability to schedule articles to post into the future. I've been wanting that feature. Yay!
However, another feature that our old web host had for Blogs was the ability to add Tags. Words that I picked to attach to the article so that Blog readers had the ability to search Blog articles by subject or topic.
Is that something that is possible to add? I loved being able to add several search terms as Tags to make it more user-friendly for the Blog readers.
Please advise. Thanks.
Front & Finish commented
I'm on board too. Tags however are just part of the story. There is no useful way to search for blog content when pages are protected. UPDATE 01/21/20: To make it easier for our subscribers to find articles of interest we’ve had to create several blog pages by topic. Unfortunately it’s now become unwieldy to manage and we shouldn’t have to waste time just to add posts to a blog. I appreciate the improvements WA is making to their system but having categories and subcategories is basic to all modern blogging platforms. This feature is long overdue and needs to be incorporated soon.
Absolutely agree with all the comments here - tagging posts is an ESSENTIAL feature for blogs. Anyone who is hoping to use Wild Apricot for any blogging with need this feature - hopefully it will be developing very soon!
Our organization has a domain for content and two subdomains for a blog and a forum. Content has already been migrated to WA. Our WordPress site is architected like two sites in one. I was testing migration of WordPress content to WA and discovered that tags are not available. Tagging posts is critical for us. Tags are needed for categorizing and searching. I had planned on creating a separate instance of a WA blog for our "music archives." Without tags, I can't move our content. Please add this important functionality!
David Shepherd commented
I'm just in the trial period, but the lack of blog categories could be a deal-killer for me. I've got thousands of pages of content developed over the past decade to get online, at various membership levels and I don't know how else to organize it. If members can't express a category preference (say, "accounting") they could never find other articles on the subject.
Need to be able to tag in blogs. Tags are a basic feature of blog software. They provide a refinement of search. I hope this is a relatively easy feature to add. Wild Apricot blog has tags... ;)
PLEASE blog tags and categories. Even Wild Apricot's own blog has tags!! Why can't we?
The lack of tags to blogs is a major complaint with our lobbyist as many news items in state legislation affects different topics and should be shown on those blog pages in addition to the Legislative Update News blog.
Yes please. We have been waiting for this. I hope it will be added soon.
Sharon Hoiland commented
I agree that blog tags and maybe categories are a must have. I will outline how I think I would use them on the website I am administering since I’m not getting a clear picture from the comments that span several years here.
The website is for descendants of a common ancestor that are interested in staying in touch, sharing their common history, maintaining a living family tree - 7 generations so far and growing, and co-ordinating & holding family reunions.
For this site it is important for the members themselves to be able to add content that can be easily organized and viewed. So far it seems to me that blogs might be used accomplish that.
If members could categorize and tag blog articles, the blog articles could show up in blog gadgets geared towards specific categories - “Back in England”, “Moving to Canada”, Original Homestead”, “Ranching in Alberta”, etc with the tags being used for filtering the articles in that blog. Not really sure if hierarchical categories are something the site would make use of, at least right away.
Another feature of the site is that every descendant has a page in the family tree, I would like to be able to place a blog gadget on these pages that would display any blog articles tagged with that person’s “id”, so that it becomes a collection of stories around the person. A single blog article could show up on several family tree page blogs if the story includes several people.
Something that would be really awesome would be when a member adds a blog article to a specific blog gadget, the article is automatically tagged with the category or tag being displayed by that gadget. The member could also add additional tags.
Categories (and maybe tags?) could also be used by the Recent Blog Posts gadget, rather than just blog titles.
This might also be completely achievable using only blog tags.
[Deleted User] commented
yes, this is a definite must have for blog functionality.
Just want to emphasize all of this. This should be a standard function of blogs. How can we get this into the queue for implementation? The way it works for events is perfect, can it not be replicated for blogs?
The ability to categorize blog posts--and then be able to sort and display posts by category--is something people have been requesting for years and should be considered basic blog functionality. As it is, older blog posts quickly get buried and never seen.
If you agree, please comment.