This post covers options for setting tags & catagories on Graffiti posts from the graffiti UI & Live Writer. I was recently pointed to a good blog post discussing the differences between categories, tags, and external tags. From what I’ve seen you need both categories and tags for optimal user navigation, ping-ability, and organization. Graffiti gives you that flexibility when it’s used as a blogging platform. Posts can be included in only one category, but can have any number of tags.
Finding categories in Graffiti is obvious because it’s the dropdown on the main “content” tab of the Graffiti editor below the post title, but tags are tucked away on the “settings” tab while you are writing a post.
In Windows Live Writer, once it’s configured for your Graffiti site, has a similarly hidden area for setting tags. Catagories are exposed below the editor, but you have to expand the bottem toolbar, as shown to set the tags on a post.
To set tags in Windows Live Writer use comma delimited “keywords”. When this is posted the tags will now be associated with posts.
Keep in mind that not all themes support the concept of tags. If your theme does not you may want to experiment with other themes or customize it to add a line like this to the appropriate view files. (More detailed instructions in a future tip. )
#if($macros.IsNull($post.TagList) == false)