Difference between Tags and Taxonomy?

Topics: Writing modules
Apr 24, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Tags vs Taxonomy?

They both conceptually seem to be the same thing: Categorizing content. Although, taxonomy allows hierarchy whereas tags don't. In 1.4, should we be using taxonomy instead of tags? Are there instances where we could/should both?

Apr 24, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Tags are lighter-weight, and they get created on the fly as you use them. Taxonomies are a thousand times more powerful: they allow multiple taxonomies, hierarchies and lots of other features. But this complexity may be intimidating to users who don't need it.

You could use both at the same time but there isn't much point in doing so.