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• Last Updated: 05/07/2020
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How to manage tags in your Ghost publishing platform

Introduction

Tags are the primary categorization method for organizing and filtering content and your posts or pages. You may consider these as labels that are put on products within convenience stores to give more information about the product itself. They are powerful and dynamic systematics responsible for sorting your content, control its design, and gives a prerequisite for automation. In this tutorial, we are going to go over the process of editing, creating, and deleting tags on your Ghost blogging platform. Let’s get started!

 

Accessing the Tags Section

To access the "Tags" section where you can manage all of the tags, please log into your Ghost’s admin dashboard. You can do so by typing your domain name followed by /ghost. For example:

  • ghost.hostarmadatutorials.com/ghost

 

Login page

 

After logging in, please select the “Tags” option in the left-hand sidebar.

 

Access Tags section

 

When selected, all of your tags are displayed in the middle section of the screen. There are two tag types:

  • Public Tags - These tags are publically visible to all your viewers.
  • Internal Tags - These tags are preceded by a “#”, commonly referred to as a “hashtag”. They are not publically visible, and their primary usage could be related to a specific implementation based on the tag itself, without the need to make it visible for your viewers.

In addition to the above types, Ghost has a concept of “Primary tags”. This is done for convenience purposes as typically, the first tag you add to a post or page is the most significant, and there are times when you would like to return this tag individually without the rest included.

On the top right corner of the screen, you can see the Public tags“ and the “Internal tags” buttons.

 

Tag options

 

Based on the information provided above, please select the tab corresponding to the tag you want to add.

 

Add a new tag

To add a new tag, please press the “New tag” button located on the top right corner of the page.

 

Add new tag

 

Once you land on the “New tag” page, you can see two sections in the middle - the “Basic Settings” section and the “Meta Data” section. Let’s go over all the options under the “Basic Settingsfirst.

 

Basic Settings

 

  • Name - In this text field, please type in the name of your tag. You may add “#” at the start to create an internal tag.
  • Slug - In this text field, please set the slug for your tag or the specific URL where it is accessible.
  • Description - Using this content box, please type a short description of your tag.
  • Tag Image - This is optional, but you may add an image to your tag, using the “Upload tag image” button.

After you are done setting up the tag itself, you can proceed to the next section, which is the “Meta Data” section, containing options useful for search engines.

 

Metadata

 

  • Meta Title - You can use this text field to type in a title, which the search engines display when someone searches for your page or post that has this specific tag.
  • Meta Description - You may use this content box to enter a description for search engines to display when showing the specific page or post assigned with a tag.
  • Search Engine Result Preview - The result under this heading gives you a preview of what the metadata looks like in a search engine.

If you are happy with the setup of your new tag, please press the blue “Save” button located on the top side of the page.

 

Save Tag

 

You know that the tag has been saved for sure after the blue “Save” button turns green.

 

Ghost Tag saved

 

Lastly, at the bottom of the screen, you can see an option to delete the tag if you are not happy with how it turned out.

 

Delete Tag

 

This is done by clicking the “Delete tag” button located on the bottom left side of the page.

 

Edit existing tags

To edit existing tags, please go back to the “Tags” page by clicking on the “Tags” option from the sidebar menu located on the left side of the screen.

 

Access Tags section

 

In our case, we are editing the tag, which we created earlier in this tutorial called “armada-tutorials”. To start editing the tag, please select it from the tag list in the middle.

 

Select Tag

 

Clicking on a tag redirects you to a very similar page. You can adjust the name, change the slug, change the description, and the metadata of the tag using the same means, which we described earlier. After you have made your alterations, please click the blue “Save” save button on the top of the page.

 

Save tag

 

Once again, you know that the changes have been accepted when the “Save” button turns green!

 

Tag successfully saved

 

If you wish to delete the tag you chose, you can do so using the “Delete tag” button located on the bottom left side of the screen.

 

Delete tag

 

There you have it! The know-how on adding new tags or edit existing ones on your Ghost blog publishing platform. We hope that the provided information was insightful and has opened your eyes in regards to tags and how to implement them on your blog’s posts and pages.

 

 

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