What are differences between tags and categories?

tagging

(rea) #1

What’s the benefit of categories when are compared to tagging system? Aren’t they official tags?


(Robin Ward) #2

Categories can have hierarchies 2 levels deep, as well as colors and topics explaining what they are all about. They can also have security and many other customizations.

Tags are simpler and are useful for when categories aren’t a good match. For example, tags might be genres of music, which can crosscut into other tags.