The Public Box has a flexible organisational taxonomy called tags.
You can think of tags like Gmail labels. By tagging posts with one or more keyword, you can organise articles into buckets of related content.
When you create content for your publication you can assign tags to help differentiate between categories of content.
For example you may tag some content with News and other content with Podcast, which would create two distinct categories of content listed on
If you tag a post with both
Weather - then it appears in both sections. Tag archives are like dedicated home-pages for each category of content that you have. They have their own pages, their own RSS feeds, and can support their own cover images and meta data.
The primary tag
Inside The Public Box editor, you can drag and drop tags into a specific order. The first tag in the list is always given the most importance, so you can add the most important tag which you want to show up in your theme, but also add related tags which are less important.
News, Technology, Startup
Sometimes you may want to assign a post a specific tag, but you don't necessarily want that tag appearing in the theme or creating an archive page. In The Public Box, hashtags are private and can be used for special styling.
For example, if you sometimes publish posts with video content - you might want your theme to adapt and get rid of the sidebar for these posts, to give more space for an embedded video to fill the screen. In this case, you could use private tags to tell your theme what to do.
Here, the theme would assign the post publicly displayed tags of News - but it would also keep a private record of the post being tagged with #video. In your theme, you could then look for private tags conditionally and give them special formatting.