Categories vs Tags

Categories are groups of broad post topics, whereas tags provide more detailed descriptions on your posts. Generally, tags are optional. However, categorization of posts is necessary.

For example:

Category: Natural Disaster

Tags: Earthquake; Tsunami; Tornado

The main differences of ‘Categories’ and ‘Tags’ are listed below.

Categories Tags
Broad topics (e.g. Natural Disaster) Specific topics (e.g. Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcano Eruption)
Compulsory (Default: ‘Uncategorized’) Optional (but recommended to have)
Can be hierarchical or stand-alone Standalone; Unrelated to each other
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