[fr] Les catégories sur ce blog sont en grand chenit. Je me rends compte qu'à un moment donné, avant que Technorati se mette aux tags, j'ai tenté d'utiliser un certain nombre de mes catégories comme tags. (Non, ce n'est pas la même chose.) Au programme de cet été, donc, probablement, du grand ménage dans les catégories.
Have you noticed how many categories this blog of mine has? Disastrous. When I [migrated to Movable Type in 2004](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2004/01/03/switch-to-movable-type/), the main thing I was excited about was being able to use multiple categories for my posts. It got a little bit out of hand. Six months later I switched to WordPress and in the process, [wrote a plugin to help me tame my categories](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2004/07/13/batch-categories-09/ “The plugin doesn’t work with WordPress 2.0 anymore, from what I’ve heard.”). I never really finished sorting everything.
Between then and now, [Technorati got tagified](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2005/01/14/technorati-tagified/). I love tags. Tags are great. [Tags are not Categories](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2006/02/11/tags-and-categories-are-not-the-same/). Did I mention I love tags? Anyway, at some point, before Technorati tagging, I think I tried to use some of my categories as tags. So, my categories are a mess. Plus, the category hierarchy is mid-way between old categories I was trying to clean up and a new structure which is maybe not that well adapted to the current state of my blog (I think I use the same 5-10 categories all the time). So, I need less categories. But I also need to convert some of my categories into tags. See me coming?
Yep, one of the summer projects will be writing a plugin to convert my categories to tags, and (who knows?) maybe re-writing [Batch Categories](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2004/07/13/batch-categories-09/) for WordPress 2.0. But not now. No.
- Angst: My Categories are Still a Mess [en] (2008)
- WordPress Finally Has Tags! [en] (2007)
- Tags and Categories are not the Same! [en] (2006)
- Tags and Categories, Oh My! [en] (2007)
- Simple Technorati Tags Plugin for WordPress [en] (2005)
- Website Pro Day 3: Results! [en] (2008)
- Tag-Related Wishlist [en] (2007)
- Basic Bilingual 0.3 for Multilingual Blogging [en] (2007)
- The Four Lost Months Are Back! [en] (2009)
- Basic Bilingual and Bunny's Technorati Tags Plugins Updated for WordPress 2.1 [en] (2007)
6 thoughts on “My Categories are a Mess [en]”
I know what you mean, I’m in the same position. Well, not I, but my blog. Or maybe, really, it is I that is confused. I mean, who’s to say what I should talk about? Look at my del.icio.us tags, there are hundreds of them. Bundles help a little, as does my weekly clean up.
I’m not sure how to fix that on my end, but have a hard time believing a technological solution can help. But good luck to you 🙂
I could have written this entry myself, so much I agree with it, and I find myself in a similar situation.
Plus for some strange reason when I go to the edit page only some categories appear, which means that if I only open to edit an entry, and close it back I generally loose some half of the categories that I used. Hmm. But I really love categories as tags, so I am very interested in your project. Plus I was curious to know if you had the same problem with your wordpress: not all categories appearing in the edit page (but all appearing in the manage category page),
So, there’s no hope of batch categories working on WP 2.0?
Guess I can stop putting off the drudgery of filing many, many posts the hard way, since a tech solution doesn’t exist right now. 🙁
Let me know if you get batch categories to work with WP 2.0. I’d love to use it right now.