Tag Groups

Description

Organize your tags in groups and display them in a configurable tag cloud under tabs or in an accordion.

It also works with other taxonomies, like product tags. Filters and bulk actions make your work with tags much easier, and you can even filter the list of posts in your backend by the groups that their tags belong to.

Possible applications are:

  • Organize your tags under a parent level.
  • Easily manage huge amounts of tags or posts in the backend by dividing them into groups.
  • Display your tags grouped by language or by topic.
  • Display your tags in any order, independently from their names or slugs.
  • Display with each post other tags that are related to the tags of this post.
  • Choose which tags to display in different sections of your blog.

Please find more information here.

If you find this plugin useful, please give it a 5-star rating. Thank you!

Extra Features

If you want to get more out of your tag groups, check out Tag Groups Premium. The premium plugin comes with

  • a meta box for the post edit screen so that you can enter and edit post tags segmented by groups;
  • the option to bulk-add all tags of a group to a post with one click;
  • multiple groups per tag;
  • the option to prevent authors from creating new tags;
  • a Dynamic Post Filter for the frontend: Your visitors can pick tags from groups and see all matching posts in a list;
  • custom permissions who can edit tag groups;
  • and more.

See the difference between the free and the premium plugin in this table.

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Other Notes

Styling created by jQuery UI who also provided the JavaScript that is used for the tabs to do their magic. Find their license in the package.

Screenshots

  • Group Administration
  • Settings
  • Tag cloud (custom theme)
  • Tag cloud (custom theme)
  • Accordion (custom theme)

Installation

  1. Find the plugin in the list at the backend and click to install it. Or, upload the ZIP file through the admin backend. Or, upload the unzipped tag-groups folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

The plugin will create two new submenus: One in the Post section (depending on the chosen taxonomy) where you find the tag groups and another one under the Settings. After you have created some groups, you can edit your tags (or other terms) and assign them to one of these groups. A filter and a bulk action menu are available on the Tags page and you also find a filter on the Posts pages.

The tabbed tag cloud (or an accordion containing the tags) can be inserted with a shortcode. Options are listed on the Settings page.

Extensive information, examples and help for troubleshooting are listed here.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Find the plugin in the list at the backend and click to install it. Or, upload the ZIP file through the admin backend. Or, upload the unzipped tag-groups folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

The plugin will create two new submenus: One in the Post section (depending on the chosen taxonomy) where you find the tag groups and another one under the Settings. After you have created some groups, you can edit your tags (or other terms) and assign them to one of these groups. A filter and a bulk action menu are available on the Tags page and you also find a filter on the Posts pages.

The tabbed tag cloud (or an accordion containing the tags) can be inserted with a shortcode. Options are listed on the Settings page.

Extensive information, examples and help for troubleshooting are listed here.

When I use the shortcode I can see the content but the tags are not displayed in tabs.

Make sure you have “Use jQuery” checked on the settings page. If you use a plugin for caching pages, purge the cache and see if that helps. If you use plugins for minifying scripts or style sheets, turn them off and purge their caches.

I need the plugin for a very special purpose – can you help?

Please check first if the premium plugin can help. If not, you can ask for support here.

I am desperately missing my language. But, wait.. is this actually a “frequently asked question”?

No, unfortunately it isn’t. But, nevertheless, I’m glad you asked! You are warmly invited to help us translate.

Reviews

one of the best plugins

This plugin is the best group TAG plugin.

It has so many features that it takes days to try them all.
The handling is super simple and very clearly documented.

The support for this free plugin is gigantic and very friendly.
And this over Christmas.

Therefore many thanks for this very useful plugin.

David

Great plugin

Works very well and allows me to write custom queries. I love it. No complaints at all. Keep up the great work!

The absolute tags group plugin!

I am using the plugin for more than a year with no issues. The plugin is free. This should have been a WordPress build-in future but thanks to Christoph the gap is covered by this plugin. There are several different option to handle and format your tags in groups. You can handle and display only specific tags in a single page or post. I have some requests to suggest for future versions. 1) There can be an option (widget) to edit tags or add tags by users in the front-end (I know that this is hard). 2) Change the way to short the order of tag groups from the arrows version which is very slow and time consuming with a drag & drop – sliding option. I will stop requests here, as I can surely add more, and give my congratulation to Christoph for this great plugin.

very very good, thanks!

I was looking for something like you plugin for a long time, thanks! If you continue adding options for presentation of tag (with shortcodes), then it’s gonna be 6 stars;)

Great plugin!

Have a site I’m redesigning with oodles of tags which were sorted manually (hardcoded in their sidebar template). This plugin is exactly what I needed. It’s now easy to manage tags by group in admin. And with a little CSS TLC, will look great on the front-end! So happy to have found this. Great work, Chris!

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Contributors & Developers

“Tag Groups” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

0.35

FEATURES

  • new shortcode tag_groups_info to display number of tags per group on the frontend

BUG FIXES

  • fixed occasional warnings about not defined array indices

OTHER

  • shortcode documentation now only on website (for easier maintenance and localization)

Older Versions

The complete changelog is available here.