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Default Post Tags


This plugin allows you to set default tags for your new blog posts. It only works on new posts, and it only works for the default blog post type (post).

New default tags are added in a comma separated list on the tag edit screen, usually located under Posts > Tags.

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  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Posts->Tags screen to configure the plugin


Does this work on pages with tags enabled?

No. Not currently.

Does it work on custom post types with tags enabled?

No. Not currently.


September 3, 2016
I really liked the plugin it was i think built for my website.... initially when i tried the plugin did not work on posts from front end... but thanks to the author... provided a great support in no time... and resolved the front end posts tags issue... Now its working for all posts both front and backend. In my opinion, the plugin is very useful for admins to control and filter posts by tags... for multi author blogs... its a miracle.
September 3, 2016
Wasn't sure what to think since there are no other reviews. But this is nice. Does exactly what it says it does. Which is nice to have default tags since is a collaborative effort and I can't begin to tell you how many times I've had to go through and fix people's tags. Now I know the ones I want are already there on their posts.
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Contributors & Developers

“Default Post Tags” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Breaking Change: Removed old tag insertion function.
  • New tag insertion is done via a hook instead of JS
  • Adds support for any new post added to the database via wp_insert_post() (most common). Front end posts should now inherit tags as well.


  • Initial Release