How to Add Technorati Tags to your WordPress.com posts THE EASY WAY

Posted on January 7, 2006. Filed under: blogging, WordPress 2.0, WordPress.com |

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.

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11 Responses to “How to Add Technorati Tags to your WordPress.com posts THE EASY WAY”

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The Oddiophile bookmarklet that I customized makes this process so simple. You can use it while working on Performancing or in the Write Post panel because it is not dependent upon which page you are viewing.

I liked Performancing at first and was really thrilled with the possibilities. Unfortunately, it won’t work for me.

Performancing won’t allow me to set the publishing date, at least as far as I’ve been able to determine. Have you found out how to do that?

It also has a nasty habit of publishing your post with no paragraph tags but only line breaks, which borks the font and layout of the content area on most Themes that don’t clearly define the base font for the entire page but only the paragraph tags within the post content area. If it published the correct way using paragraph tags, this wouldn’t be an issue. I hope they clean that up in the future.

Still, good to know there is a way to add Technorati tags from within Performancing. Thanks for the tip!

“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’. ”

–But I dont see this option in Dashboard !!! Help Me !!!

My bad……..sorry about that….missed the line where u said “…this ‘feature’ is noticeably lacking on WordPress.com,…”

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still can’t figure out how to do it. Don’t see the options in the admin.

I am sure this could be made simple if someone could look at it in a different way…

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