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Adding Tags To Individual Posts in WordPress

Have you ever wanted to know how to add Tags to each Post within your WordPress theme? If you theme does not have it built-in, there is no need for a plugin, so please take a moment to look this quick tutorial over because with just a bit of understanding of what is going on, you can look like a master at PHP and developing.

There are many ways to do the following steps (I actually prefer using FTP, but I am going to assume in this tutorial that you do not know what FTP means, and will show you how to do everything within the WordPress Dashboard.

In this example I am going to use the really clean coded free WordPress theme called Noteblog. Nicely coded, and generally speaking fast loading theme.

Step #1: Login to WordPress. If you do not know how to do this, stop and contact somebody that can help you – I am likely available if you contact me…

Step #2: Are you logged into your WordPress Dashboard now? Yes? Awesomesauce!

Go to the left navigation and look for

Appearance >> Editor

From there on the Right side of the screen look for


Click on it and you will see a few files drop down under it. Look for


Step #3: Here’s where the magic happens, so pay attention.

Look for the code at the bottom that says

</div<!-- .enter-content -->
</article><!-- #post-## -->

At that point you will be adding some very common code between

</div><!-- .entry-content -->


</article><!-- #post-## -->

to actually make tags display on your Posts, and be SEO ready.

So the default method of the WordPress core code (which can be found at the WordPress Codex here)


code would look something like this:

 </div><!-- .entry-content -->
 <p><?php the_tags(); ?></p>
</article><!-- #post-## -->

and would display like the following on your site:


Don’t forget to look at the many variations of how you can use the_tags function, and you can really impress your friends and family.

1 comment
  • Debbie Schallock
    Debbie Schallock | February 4, 2018

    Thank you Kevin for an easy tutorial. I just realized my posts were missing tags when I recently switched to the Noteblog theme. When I learned coding would be involved, I got nervous. Your blog post here made it easy and painless. Thank you for sharing your insight and step-by-step dirctions!

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