Comment on WordPress Hacks by SEO Dave.

WordPress Hacks Stallion doesn’t currently have an option to turn tags off and because they should be SEO targeted I don’t think I’ll add the option to remove them.

To remove them would take template editing.

To remove tags completely from the bottom of every page type requires editing 8 template files.

The most important 2 are single.php (blog posts) and page.php (static pages).

Look through the files and find:

<?php if (function_exists('is_tag')){ ?><p class="tags"><?php the_tags(); ?></p><?php } ?>

And delete it.

Note: if you have search engine optimized your tags (used keywords) you might loose some important SEO on your blog posts and pages. The anchor text of links off a page are important IF the anchor text uses keywords relevant to the content (there’s a disadvantage if your tags aren’t SEO targeted : avoid those automated tagging plugins). For example if you have a page targeting the keywords

Stallion WordPress SEO Theme

And have that post in the following tags:

WordPress Themes, WordPress SEO, SEO Themes

The anchor text of those tags will help with obtaining a search phrase like “Stallion WordPress SEO Theme”.