Version 2.3 of WordPress classic is due for release on Monday. The main new feature is tagging.
This feature went in to WordPress.com today. The difference between tags and categories is most recent entry in the FAQ.
Taking a look at the support forum shows that WordPress.com had some scheduled downtime while the new code was pushed out. Since then, there have been very few support forum posts about tagging. That’s probably a good sign. On the other hand, the paucity of posts may reflect my being in a minority in considering tagging a very welcome new feature.
Having welcomed tagging, I must say that I am disappointed with how it’s implemented in WordPress.com. The tag links at the foot of this post seem to go to WordPress.com-wide tag pages, rather than to the tag pages specific to this blog. For example, the link from “wordpress 2.3” currently goes here, rather than here.