What is the difference between categories and tags in EdBlogs?

Categories and tags help organize blog posts. In many course instances, categories may be used to signal topics or themes that are present in a post and important to the course, while tags work well as keywords that group posts together.

Only Admin and Editor roles may create new categories.

To assign an existing category or create a new category in the categories panel to the right of the “Edit Post”, click on “Add New Category” and complete the field provided. Then, click “Add.” To assign one or more previously created categories to a post, check the box next to the category listed.

Admin, Editor, Author, and Contributors may all select from categories created as well as create new tags.

To add a tag in the "Edit Post" page, type the keyword into the field provided under “Post Tags.” You may also choose from frequently used tags

For more information, please reference the following capability by role chart here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities#Capability_vs._Role_Table

You may also want to review faculty examples to see how others have used categories and tags to organize class work: https://edblogs.columbia.edu/facultyedblogs-examples/


  1. How do I get started with Edblogs?
  2. As instructor, can I add users to my EdBlog?
  3. Can each student in my course set up their own blog with the EdBlogs service?
  4. Can I invite guests to my EdBlog if they do not have a Columbia University ID (UNI)
  5. How can I migrate my EdBlog?
  6. How do I add images, video, documents, and other media to my EdBlogs posts and pages?
  7. How do I change the icon (Avatar) that appears next to students names in an EdBlog comment?
  8. How do I edit multiple posts at once?
  9. How do I get student names to appear in the sidebar with posts and comments tracked?
  10. How do I manage blog categories (add, edit, and delete)?
  11. How do I request an EdBlogs site?
  12. How do I resize images in an EdBlogs post so they appear correctly in the theme?
  13. How may I organize my course EdBlog with multiple authors writing regularly on new topics?
  14. Is there a way to make sure an EdBlog post stays at the top of the home page?
  15. My username appears on my course EdBlog as my UNI. How do I change this?
  16. What is the best way to add my syllabus to EdBlogs?
  17. Where can I find documentation about EdBlogs?
  18. Who may view the EdBlogs site for my course?
  19. Can my students use EdBlogs with a mobile device?
  20. What is the difference between categories and tags in EdBlogs?
  21. How do I change the title of my blog?
  22. Can I change the URL of my EdBlogs site?
  23. Why doesn't YouTube video or other embedded media appear?
  24. What types of files can be uploaded to EdBlogs?
  25. How do I add a link to my EdBlog in Courseworks?
  26. How do I customize the menu of my blog?
  27. How can I setup email subscriptions for my students?
  28. Why are my images appearing cropped?
  29. What languages does EdBlogs support?

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