Instead of standard categories that you may be used to, Publii uses Tags, which are keywords that apply to a post. A post can have multiple tags attached to it, so even if your post covers multiple areas readers will be able to find it.
To create a new tag, click on the Tags option in the left-sidebar menu. If you haven't got any tags, then you'll see a plain page with a big Add new tag button, so click on that and the Edit Tag screen will appear.
There are five options available for each tag, as follows:
- Tag Name - Enter the name for your tag here.
- Tag Slug - The name you enter here should be link-friendly; that is, it shouldn't contain any spaces or special characters as it will be used for links on your website e.g. if you have a category called "Latest News", then the slug might be "latest_news". The slug will be generated automatically if this field is left empty.
- Tag Description - Put a description for your tag here, such as the type of content that it is associated with. The text entered here will be shown on the individual tag page on your site, which lists all the posts in a particular tag.
- Meta Title - Sets the meta title (which is used for SEO purposes and will be displayed in search engine results); indexing must be enabled in the Publii settings before this option can be used.
- Meta Description - Set the meta description, which functions similarly to the meta title. Again, indexing must be enabled to use this option.
- Tag Template - Sets the template layout to be used by the tag page; different themes may include only one default template, or multiple alternatives.
Deleting a Tag
To delete a tag, on the list of tags that you first see when opening the tag page, click on the checkbox to the left of the tag you want to delete; once a check is added the delete option will appear as a red button at the top of the section: