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In the style.css file in the first comment block, there is a optional "Tags:" directive. What are these tags used for? When are they used?

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They are used to let users search your theme in the Wordpress theme directory. For reference, check http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/about/

Are used if you upload your theme to wordpress.org

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What if you decide to distribute your theme outside of the WordPress theme directory? Can I just remove this Tags line? –  Sam Jan 27 '11 at 22:28
    
Yes, you can. You are free to remove the Tags line from the style.css comments –  keatch Jan 27 '11 at 22:34
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@Sam - FYI, except for 'Theme Name:' everything in the theme header is optional. –  MikeSchinkel Jan 27 '11 at 22:37
    
@MikeSchinkel: okay, I didn't know that. Thanks guys. Cheers! :) –  Sam Jan 27 '11 at 22:40
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