When I first started using WordPress to construct this website, it had “categories” and not “tags”. Since then, I have tried to improve my use of categories and tags have come along to add another complication to the fray. I have now finally reached a system that I really like.
One of the difficulties of a personal website (as opposed to a blog on a specific topic) is that there is such a variety of post types. Sometimes the site becomes a little soap-box where essays can be delivered. Other times, it is a news feed to keep family and friends updated about exciting travel activities. It is also a valuable way to store and share helpful tricks and insights.
So I have now culled my category list down to six distinct topics, and a seventh “uncategorised” overflow pigeonhole. Within these broad categories, posts are further grouped by tags. It is possible to browse posts by category, or by tag. While I’m not claiming that this sort of organising strategy is anything new or unique, I think it is finally a functional way to hold this site together.
I have also revamped this site visually and under the bonnet. Here are some of the more technical details.
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