Tags are important components of your posts. They describe the content of your website and help you group related content. Topics that are tagged are easier for your readers and search engines to find, and can be accessed faster.
If you do not want to manually define tags for each post, you should take a look at the free Automatic Post Tagger plugin.
Automatic Post Tagger
The Automatic Post Tagger plugin automatically assigns tags, which you define in tag lists in advance, based on your content. The tags and signal words you define are stored and can be applied to any of your posts. This saves you a lot of time and effort tagging your posts, so you have more time to focus on the content of your post.
The plugin searches your post for certain signal words and then sets appropriate tags based on the content of the post. It also makes sure that no duplicate tags written in different ways are used.
Installing and adjusting Automatic Post Tagger
In the main menu, select Plugins > Add News and search for Automatic Post Tagger. Install and activate the Automatic Post Tagger plugin.
Automatic Post Tagger now appears under Settings in the main menu. Now you can create keywords sets (tags and signal words) or import existing ones to your WordPress website.
Under Term Name, you define a tag that will be set if the post contains signal words (related keywords), which you define.
You can use the bulk tagging tool to delete, replace or edit all the existing tags in just a few steps.
Defining tags and signal words
First, define a tag (term name) and then choose several suitable signal words (related keywords). Now, if one of these signal words appears in your post, the post will be tagged with the tag you defined.
If your post contains one of the signal words hiking, biking or kayaking, the plugin automatically marks your post with the Outdoor tag.
Assigning multiple tags for the same signal words
If you want to have more than one tag assigned when the signal words listed above appear, create another tag (term name) with the same signal words (related keywords). Now, if one of the signal words appears in your post, both tags will be set. You can now combine thematically similar tags into configuration groups.
As soon as you publish your post, appropriate tags are automatically assigned to it.
Making settings for Automatic Post Tagger
We recommend that you keep the default settings for Automatic Post Tagger because they ensure that the plugin works optimally. However, if you still want to make a change, go to Settings > Automatic Post Tagger.
For example, you can set a tag limit for individual posts, make backup settings, define which areas to analyze when assigning tags and much more.
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