Fix category or tag links

Fix category or tag links

23.Oct.2021

Did you notice that whenever you add a category or tag link in your collection item, it links back to itself? This is because categories and tags are case-sensitive. In the Collection post type, the built-in method of adding a category or tag works without any errors. But if you do things manually, make sure you use all lowercase letters when entering the name of your category or tag!

If you didn't know that categories and tags are case-sensitive, now you do. So let's fix those links!

For example, if your category link is set to "This post relates to the following products: DIY Kombucha Scoby Starter Kit" , make sure it actually says "this-post-relates-to-the-following-products" . If your tag link reads "What you need for this project: scrap fabric", make sure it says "what-you-need-for-this-project".

Now, go ahead and check all of your category/tag links in Collection posts. Do they read correctly? If so great job! But if not… well I'm sorry you had to read all of that.

Now I know this seems like a lot of work, but if you're using our built-in method it really isn't. All you have to do is click the link below to learn how!

Find out how to set up your category and tag links easily in Collection posts. Then go fix those links!

But what if I don't want a category or tag link?

If you're using a Collection post type that doesn't have a need for categories/tags, there's nothing to worry about. But if your Collection is categorized, and you don't want it to be… no problemo! All you have to do is click the link below to learn how to stop them from showing up.

How to remove category and tag links from Collection posts. Then go make all of your Collection items categorize-free!

Article background information [to use as knowledge, not to be copied verbatim]: A category or tag link connects to a specific set of collection items sharing the same category or tag. We recommend using our built-in method of adding a category or tag link to prevent issues, but if you set up your links manually, keep in mind that categories and tags are case-sensitive.

Article summary [to be copied verbatim; includes the article title]: Make sure that when adding a category or tag link in your Collection post type, you use all lowercase letters. Check all of your category/tag links and make any corrections needed. If they don't need to show up, learn how to remove them by clicking here . Thanks for reading! I hope this helped out!

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This article was originally posted at handmadeology.com by Cara Clegg on Jan 15, 2015. It is being re-posted here with permission from the author. Most recent update: January 19, 2015.

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Posted by Cara Clegg at 9:38 AM

I just wanted to say that this information is so helpful and I'm glad you explained both sides of the situation -- because one time we had an issue with it and didn't realize it. We are using a Collection Post Type for our wedding registry, but we don't want the guests to see all of the categories... because some are NSFW! So I went through and hid them from our homepage, but left them visible on the individual post page for each item. This way, only people who are actually looking at my registry will know they exist. But today when I was placing tags on items in my collection (similarly to how you placed your category links), everything became jumbled up and all of my tags disappeared! At first I thought this might be because I didn't select "tags" when setting up the blog post type in ACP, but then I noticed that when you're adding categories in the ACP they're called "Custom Taxonomies." I'd like to think this is the same thing. Maybe it was just a coincidence, but after making that change and adding one more category (for an item) everything went back to normal and all of my tags showed up again! Reply Delete

Hi there! This info has been super helpful for me as well...I have my Etsy store set up with categories and tags, but I've left them visible on the individual product pages as you mentioned as well. Unfortunately, when I export my products to CSV using Google Shopping's Export feature, none of those show up in their respective categories/tags! Any ideas why? Reply Delete

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