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Ultimate Tag Warrior: Latest Update

WordPress PluginsThe latest version is out on one of my favorite WordPress Plugins, Ultimate Tag Warrior 3.1415926. It is also one of the most popular WordPress Plugins, designed to put the power of tags into your hands.

The The Ultimate Tag Warrior WordPress Plugin adds tags to your full version WordPress blogs. You can easily add tags from the Write Post panel. Control of placement is made either through the Administration Panels, so you don’t have to edit your WordPress Theme template files, or with your total control through editing your template files.

The Ultimate Tag Warrior WordPress Plugin allows tags to be placed at the bottom of your posts in the post meta section, in your sidebar, in a tag cloud or tag heat map, and in a variety of other places on your blog. You can choose to have the tags link to your own site’s content, Technorati, or any other category or tagging service.

This update fixes a lot of little bugs and improves the overall performance of UTW. The new version allows adding of tags to Pages, including tag clouds, and the ease of adding invisible Technorati tags.

For more information and support, visit the Ultimate Tag Warrior support forum.

UPDATE – WordPress 2.1 Fix: A little bug has been found in the latest version of UTW and WordPress 2.1. Donncha O’Caoimh has the fix.

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8 Comments

  1. Posted January 21, 2007 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    I absolutely love this plugin and it has got better and better with time. Christine deserves a big blog round of applause for coming up with such a superb add-on for WordPress!

    I’ve often wondered why Matt and the boys don’t bundle it into the core as an optional plugin.

    My preferred use of UTW is to have broad categories and then use specific tags per post to more tightly organise my content. For example, I’d use categories for counties, and tags for specific towns/cities. Or perhaps for music categories to denote genres and tags to represent artists and other keywords. How do you use it?

  2. Posted January 21, 2007 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Hi Lorelle,

    Thing that raises questions for me: I see an awful lot of traffic to my /wp-plugins/utw etc. files in the statistics of the blogs on which I use UTW.

    Is this a common thing?

  3. Posted January 21, 2007 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    First, I use tags in many ways on my different blogs. I don’t feel there is a “one way” to tag nor showcase tags. I use tag clouds, tags at the end of posts, tags within the post meta data section, categories only, and tags without a WordPress Plugin like UTW. You use what works for you.

    My article on Tags and Tagging in WordPress and Everywhere pretty much explains most of the options of using tags within a WordPress blog.

    Second, yes, UTW does take some extra hits on your database and people do link to tags and visit tag search results on your site.

    When you create tags in your Write Post and hit save and continue editing, it stores the information and accesses the Plugin. For every instance you have a tag call out on your page, such as in your post content or post meta data section, and on your sidebar or footer, it hits the UTW Plugin file. It’s supposed to.

    If you have three uses on any single page view of UTW generated tags, you will have 3 hits to the plugin for every page view of that page. So the plugin is going to get “traffic”. ;-)

    If the traffic goes to /example.com/tag/tagname then you are getting traffic to specific tags.

    For information on the specifics of how UTW interacts with your site, see Christine’s UTW forum.

  4. Posted January 22, 2007 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    I’m one of those “weird” people who absolutely refuses to use UTW. I like a really clean, crisp look on my blog’s front page and on each individual entry, and I feel like UTW and the Related Posts plugins make things look way too cluttered and chaotic. I actually tend to use Categories like most people use tagging. I don’t see a good reason to add still another row of tags, especially since a lot of your blog search engines (like Technorati) already read Categories the same way they do whatever tags you would use in UTW.

    But that’s just one man’s opinion. ;-)

  5. Posted January 22, 2007 at 6:19 am | Permalink

    Jim, that’s the fun of WordPress Plugins. You don’t have to use them if you don’t want.

    For some clarification, tag search engines, like Technorati, do not use categories as tags unless, like WordPress does automatically, those categories are designated as tags. If you blog on a very narrow subject, then your categories alone will work for you. However, using categories only, a very long category list is definitely clutter. ;-)

    Tags are not limited to only categories. ANY link can be set with a rel="tag" attribute and you get your tag credit without ever using a category.

    To sum up my perspective on categories versus tags, categories are table of contents and tags are your index.

    Either way, all WordPress Plugins are optional.

  6. Posted January 26, 2007 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    I am a huge fan of the Ultimate tag warrior. It is brilliant !

  7. Posted January 10, 2009 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I have upgraded to Wp-2.7 and when i publish a new post it gives me fatal chahceable error in formatting.php page in my theme.
    I checked online for solution found that there is a problem with Ultimate tag warrior plugin for Wp-2.7. When i deactivated this plugin my site worked as normal without any error. But i need this plugin can you help fixing the bug? please!!

    • Posted January 11, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

      This Plugin no longer works. It is not supported and will not work with WordPress 2.7. Tags are now built into WordPress. You can import your UTW tags into WordPress.


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