Tag Groups

Description

Organize your tags in groups or by alphabet. Tag clouds have numerous options and can be used in posts, pages or widgets (tabs, accordion or list).

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Finally, the end of messy tags

This plugin comes with the following features:

  • Tabbed Tag Cloud: A tag cloud where tags are sorted into groups that appear in tabs.
  • Accordion Tag Cloud: A tag cloud where tags are sorted into vertically stacked groups.
  • Tag List: Tags are appear in columns, sorted into groups.
  • Alphabetical Tag Cloud: Tag are sorted alphabetically by first letter under tabs.
  • Alphabetical Tag Index: Tag appear in columns, sorted alphabetically by first letter.

All features are available as shortcodes and as Gutenberg blocks. Choose whatever suits you best!

Tag clouds and lists work out of the box, but you can also customize them, append or prepend something to each tag, set a separator, set the link target, set the smallest and the largest font size, display the post count and much more.

Why your web site will benefit from organizing your tags into groups

Most WordPress sites mix up tags that should actually be separated by topics: places, people, features, years and more.

Your tags, however, will become much more useful if you organize them in groups. Imagine a tag cloud where all places appear in a “Places” group, all names under “Names” and all years under “Years”. The Tag Groups plugin lets you do exactly that.

How to use tag groups

After activating the plugin, you will be guided by an optional setup wizard.

First you create groups that will contain your tags. Then you sort your tags into these groups. You can later always come back and modify the groups or change the tags. You don’t even need any groups if you prefer to show your tags sorted by alphabet.

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.

Not only tags

Tag Groups works also great with most other (flat) taxonomies, like WooCommerce product tags.

The plugin does not support hierarchical taxonomies like categories.

Possible applications

  • Display your tags grouped by language or by topic.
  • Create an alphabetical index of your tags – think of a phone book for your tags.
  • Display only tags of selected groups in a tag cloud.
  • Choose which tags to display in different sections of your blog.
  • Change the sorting order in your tag cloud.
  • Customize the links, the text, the font size or the separator of your tag cloud items.
  • Prepend or append to each tag a custom character or the post count.
  • Insert into each post a tag cloud using only the tags of this post.
  • Easily manage huge amounts of tags or posts in the backend by dividing them into groups.
  • Add a parent level to tags and make them hierarchical.

Multilingual websites

This plugin is officially compatible with WPML (WordPress Multilingual). That means you can use a different tag group name for each language.

Please find more information on the plugin website.

Video: Installation and first steps

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Extra Features

Sorting tags into groups is just the beginning! The premium version extends tag groups to posts. This opens an amazing variety of new opportunities.

Premium features include:

✔ an animated and searchable tag cloud: Click a group or type a tag name and see only matching tags
✔ a live post filter for the frontend: Let your visitors search for posts by tags or by text in real time;
✔ a search field to filter tag clouds by tag name;
✔ 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;
✔ add the same tag to multiple groups;
✔ custom permissions who can edit tag groups;
✔ show tags in groups under your posts;
✔ a new tag cloud where you can combine the tags of specific groups into one cloud;
✔ and more.

Searchable and animated tag cloud

Filter posts in real time by tags

Add tags to posts sorted into groups

See the difference between the free and the premium plugin in the feature comparison table.

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Privacy

This plugin does not collect or process any personal user data unless you expressively opt-in.

Screenshots

  • Tag cloud ("Blitzer" theme)
  • Accordion ("Blitzer" theme)
  • Alphabetical tag cloud with first letters of tags as tabs
  • Tag list
  • Alphabetical tag index
  • Group administration
  • Assigning tags to groups
  • جاھبند
  • Configuring a tag cloud in Gutenberg

Blocks

This plugin provides 5 blocks.

chatty-mango/tag-groups-cloud-tabs
Tabbed Tag Cloud
chatty-mango/tag-groups-cloud-accordion
Accordion Tag Cloud
chatty-mango/tag-groups-alphabet-tabs
Alphabetical Tag Cloud
chatty-mango/tag-groups-tag-list
Tag List
chatty-mango/tag-groups-alphabetical-tag-index
Alphabetical Tag Index

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 a new menu “Tag Groups” and a submenu “Tag Group Admin” in the Post section (depending on the chosen taxonomy) where you find the tag groups. 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 or a Gutenberg block. Options are listed under the “Tag Groups” main menu.

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

FAQ

How can I show the tags of each post sorted into groups?

Please use one of the shortcodes or Gutenberg blocks that come with the Tag Groups plugin. Since we cannot change the code of templates or other plugins, there is no possibility to make them aware of the new structure where tags are organized in groups.

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.

How can I use one of these tag clouds in a widget?

Please use a text widget and insert the shortcode.

Does this plugin support tags for pages?

No. Although it might work (with additional 3rd-party plugins), it is not an officially supported feature.

Does this plugin work with categories?

No. Hierarchical taxonomies such as categories are not officially supported.

Does this plugin work with my special custom taxonomy XY?

They only way to find out is to install the plugin and try.

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

October 23, 2020
Just what I was looking for and it works great!
July 6, 2020
I thought i have been posting my review vary early but its seems I missed. This one of the best plugin in WordPress for archiving for blog site, Its just cool. and the support just owo. love it.
July 6, 2020
Adds perfect functionality for utilizing tags! Support is really effective in response to the topics started.
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“Tag Groups” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

1.36.2

Bug Fixes

  • Restored compatibilty with WPML when using parameter threshold

1.36.1

Premium version only

1.36.0

Features

  • Parameter threshold (Tabbed Tag Cloud, Accordion Tag Cloud, Alphabetical Index, Alphabetical Tag Cloud, Tag List) to use only tags with a minimum post count.

Other

  • CSS improvement for Tag List and Alphabetical Tag Index
  • Updated Freemius SDK to version 2.4.1

1.35.2

Other

  • Alphabetical Tag Cloud & Alphabetical Tag Index: Use parameter ignore_accents=1 to treat letters with accents like those without

1.35.1

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed determining post counts per letter in Alphabetical Tag Cloud & Alphabetical Tag Index

Other

  • Tried to enforce locale of WP settings for Alphabetical Tag Cloud & Alphabetical Tag Index; more useful error messages can be logged; use new parameter locale="" to set your own locale
  • Add shortcode parameter remove_filters=0 to tag clouds/lists to skip removing WP filters

1.35.0

Features

  • Now Tag Groups can handle an existing custom tag order. You will need the plugin Simple Custom Post Order or Custom Taxonomy Order and then use “term_order” as value for “orderby”

Other

  • Improved cleaning of cache.

1.34.1

Bug Fixes

  • Tag Admin Page: Tag counts should be on each page per taxonomy
  • Tag Admin Page for custom taxonomies: Linked tag page now shows correct menu
  • Gutenberg: Fixed bug that prevented loading of editor styles
  • Minor bug fixes

Other

  • Revamped development news

1.34.0

Premium version only

Older Versions

The complete changelog is available here.