Using Movable Type, we fashioned an easy system for creating "collections" of items from the awesome writers that run the ever-growing shopping resource for parents, Cool Mom Picks.
During the typical workflow of creating new entries, post authors have the ability to add "tags" to their posts. A cross between keywords and categories, this field allows you to informally group like items without regard to your formal site's hierarchy. For example, you may have posts in major categories like Toys and Clothing that all also deal with a holiday, like Easter. That's where tags come in. Tags let you group items by less-important, but often very specific key words.
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