How to Add Technorati Tags to your WordPress.com posts THE EASY WAY
OK, so it took me a minute but I figured it out. If you read my last post, I was trying to figure out how to get the uber-cool FireFox extension Performancing to add technorati tags to my posts, as I’d read it was capable of doing (and since this ‘feature’ is noticeably lacking on WordPress.com, although Lorelle has a great post about a tagging bookmarklet for wordpress.com users)
Anyway, the mystery wasn’t such a mystery if I’d taken a closer look at the settings dialog box. In addition to their being a box to check to automatically add the technorati tags to your post, there’s another checkbox (which also is unchecked by default) to ‘Show Extra Publishing Features’. This needs to be checked in order to add the technorati tags to your post. Once you’ve checked that, you’ll notice that your editor now has a new button to the right of the post title called “Publishing Options”. Clicking that opens a sidebar window wherein you can enter your technorati tags in a comma seperated list. Note that there is also a button there that says, “Add Tags to post” — if you have your settings set to auto-add the tags you do not want to click this button because it will then add the tags twice.
As this will be my first post utilizing this feature, I’m excited to see how it turns out!
UPDATE: Now that I’ve published the post and seen how it works, it is clear that it is a super-easy way to add technorati tagging to your posts, helping you get indexed better for the appropriate keywords on technorati without having to add them all as categories. However, Lorelle’s version of adding tags to your posts does so in a way that I prefer — making the links for each of the tags search her blog for posts with that tag, rather than taking them to the technorati site. Much better implementation of it, in my opinion.