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A URL is a web address on your website that you can go to, such as yourdomain.com/news
Settings / URLs is where you create, edit, and delete URLs for your site. You can also manage custom properties for your URLs here.
For more information on managing URLs see URLs.
A Section Tag is what you assign an asset to. Think of it as your main way to categorize your content.
Settings / Tags / Sections is where you create, edit, and delete Section tags for your site.
For more information on creating/managing Section tags see Setting Up Tags.
It is typical to have a corresponding URL for each section tag, but you do not have to. When creating a new section tag, it provides the option to create a URL at the same time.
Best Practice: The simplest approach is to just create a URL for every section tag, as a URL that is not used won't cause any harm.
When would you need a section tag without a matching URL? Or vice versa?
Section tags without matching URLs
Example scenario: You have a sports page that displays sports content, but you require the content to be separated by sport. A block exists on the sports URL that pulls in content section tagged "sports/baseball", another block that pulls in content section tagged "sports/basketball", and so on.
So the URL "sports" is used to house the blocks. The blocks then use section tags to query/pull in the appropriate content. For more information see What query rules are available for Blocks?.
URLs without matching section tags
Example scenario: You have a unique/custom page in which the content rarely changes. You create the URL and place an HTML block inside. There is no dynamic content getting pulled in, so no section tag (which content would be assigned to) is needed.