No doubt there are at least one or two other WordPress bloggers out there who will be interested in this breathtaking bit of news.
While playing with my test blog and experimenting with new themes (oh yes, I’m always thinking of new presentations to wow you with, or with which to wow you), I discovered that at some point those sneaky WordPress guys slipped in the ability to convert tags to categories! Wowie zowie! Aren’t you thrilled? Or maybe I’m the only one who didn’t see the announcement.
Anyway, it used to be you couldn’t do that. You could convert categories to tags, but not the reverse. If you do the tags to categories conversion and are into hierarchies and parent categories, you’ll still have to go to your categories list to assign them. But at least you won’t be forced into the laborious post-by-post editing previously necessary.
You’ll find this handy dandy feature under Dashboard > Tools > Available Tools > Categories and Tags Converter.
Now if only I could break the habit of assigning tags …