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Taxonomies

taxonomy |takˈsänəmē|
noun chiefly Biology
the branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms; systematics.
* the classification of something, especially organisms: the taxonomy of these fossils.
* a scheme of classification: a taxonomy of smells.

I did a bit of digging around in the code for this theme and disabled the display of post taxonomies. And yes, I’m aware that the definition above probably didn’t help much, so for those of you that’re confused, taxonomies in this context are the tags and categories that WordPress uses to keep things organized.
Anyhow, I switched those things off. I might bring the categories back at some point, because I’m fairly happy with how the categories are lined up right now, but the tags are a bit lackluster and mostly there for me to keep track of things on occasion.1
Maybe at some point in the future I’ll go back through all of my posts and fix them up. Won’t actually be too hard, there’s only a couple hundred of them. Sounds exactly like the kind of project that I’ll wind up doing one day when I’m really bored at work.2


  1. And they aren’t even very good for that, to be honest. 
  2. That said, this post has precisely zero tags, so I’m already off to a bad start. I might have to build myself a map of tags the same way I built a map of categories… 
Thanks for reading!