Simple Tags is a plugin for WordPress that helps the user choose the most relevant tag to go with their post.
Let’s face it, over-tagging is a problem that some bloggers are guilty of. It is so tempting to use as many tags that could possibly be relevant to the post. Tagging within a site helps with that website’s organization. So… over-tagging or even incorrectly tagging does not help the website, especially if people are honestly searching for certain posts.
Simple Tags can help by analyzing the content in the post and producing already existing tags within the site. They also have the option to have results from Yahoo!, Zemanta, and OpenCalais, Alchemy API, and Tag The Net. A few of the resources do require signing up and getting an API code in order to use.
Now, sometimes the suggested tags may not be enough, or you may know that there are some tags available in your WordPress backend from previous posts. There is a second field to choose internal existing tags.
To choose a tag, you only have to click the tag and it will be added.
Another great feature that it has is mass editting tags, and auto tagging. So, you can set the plugin to recognize that if certain tags are used in posts, they will be auto-tagged with that word.
Now, there is one thing that I am a little puzzled about as there is an added box to the right for simple tags. This box does nothing. However the plugin works great as it is.
This might not be a handy plugin for new sites, but for ones that are older and may have a thousand posts or more, it is a nice help to come up with the most relevant tags. I only caution that there are some suggested tag results produced that may not always seem usable, so it is up to the blogger to use at their own risk. In other words, do not just choose every tag suggested.
Have you tried Simple Tags? If so, what did you think of it?