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.
Category: Natural Disaster
Tags: Earthquake; Tsunami; Tornado
The main differences of ‘Categories’ and ‘Tags’ are listed below.
|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|