Tag Essentials

Tag Essentials 1.8.18

No permission to buy (£30.00)
Compatible XF 1.x versions
Use limited to one site per license
Updates duration
12 Months (Renewal Fee of £15.00 + VAT)
Admin Tag Management Page
  • Blacklist tag button for each tag (uses font awesome for the icon).
  • Edit Wiki button for each tag to open the wiki edit page.
  • Merge button for each tag. Enter the tag to merge the current tag in to.
  • Blacklist/delete tag buttons now update with Ajax so the page is not refreshed each time a tag is deleted or blacklisted. Very useful when managing tags on a specific page of the list. Deleting a tag used to refresh the page, reloading the list at the start. Now there is no page refresh saving a ton of time.
  • Inline selection of tags to delete or blacklist. 'Select all' helps speed up the process.
Blacklisted Tags Management
  • Dedicated page for managing blacklisted tags
Canonical/Similar Tags
  • Functionality to assign similar tags for a canonical tag. This will auto convert the similar tags to the canonical tag when one (or more) is used.
  • When saving tags on the front end, do not error if they use a similar tag but automatically remove the “similar” tags and replace it with the canonical one.
Tag Wiki
  • On the front end (utilising front end permissions), so that non-admins can edit the content, have a way to edit (supporting bbcode in the description) the tagline and description of the tag. Also change the front end so aside from showing the list of content that is using that tag, you see the tagline and description of the tag in addition to the list of content using the tag.
    • Uses Wikipedia API. Admin option to set any Wikimedia API.
    • Permission to manage tag wiki
    • With permission, when viewing the tag page (thread tags | XenForo Community), there’ll be an “Edit” link to manage the tag description and tagline.
    • Provides a tabbed interface to switch between the tag's recent content and the tag wiki description.
    • When saving a new tag or an existing tag with empty Wiki information, get the Wiki information from Wikipedia.
    • Follow Wikipedia redirects (fixes cases where Wikipedia entries fail to load).
    • If the wiki search returns a disambiguation page, there is an option to not use that.
    • If the wiki search does not return an exact match, there is an option to try a fuzzy match.
    • For when Wikipedia fails to return information for a tag, set the Wiki entry to the contents of the phrase "tagess_no_wikipedia_entry_exists" (default "No Wikipedia entry exists for this tag"). Note: if you do not want to display any text, set the phrase to a single space character to avoid attempting to repopulate it from Wikipedia each time it is saved.
    • Batch update process to populate tags with wiki information if they are blank or contain the phrase above. Note: This may take some time if you have a lot of tags to fetch as we limit the frequency of Wikipedia API calls.
  • Use the tags as schema.org keywords to improve SEO.
Admin Batch Update Threads
  • In the Batch Update Threads search form, you can now search for threads which have specific tags.
  • When batch updating threads, you can now add or remove tags in addition to all the existing options. When adding a tag, the user that started the thread is credited.
Tag Suggestions
  • When creating a thread, after typing the thread title (when the title loses 'focus'), an ajax request will check to see if any tags are included in the title, if they are then they automatically get added to the tags list (they can be removed and more can also be added).
  • Suggested tags can be single and multiple words. E.g. If these tags exist: "I love John", "John Paul George Ringo", "Paul George Ringo", "Ringo" and a new thread title is "I love John Paul George Ringo a lot" then all the tags will be suggested.
  • Admin option to set the maximum number of words in a tag which will be auto suggested (default 3). This is to avoid too much processing when searching for tags within a title. If set to 3 words, the above example would not suggest the "John Paul George Ringo" tag as it contains 4 words.
  • To combat slowness when the server is finding tags to suggest, there is an admin defined list of stop-words to prevent suggesting tags with common words. Use of the stop words list can be disabled, enabled to ignore tags only where the first word of the tag is in the list or enabled to ignore tags which contain any of the stop words.
  • A default list is included. E.g. "A" and "I". If enabled, this would prevent the "I love John" tag from being suggested in the above example.
Forum Tags

  • Set a minimum number of tags to be required in new threads in a particular forum.
  • Set default tags to be auto-suggested when a new thread is created in a particular forum.
Prefix Tags

  • Set default tags to be auto-suggested when a new thread is created with a particular prefix.
Watch Tags
  • With permission (Tagess - Can Watch Tag), users are able to watch tags and receive an alert/email when new content is added with that tag.
RSS Feed Tags
  • RSS feeds can be assigned tags that will be added to each thread created from that feed.
User Criteria
  • There's been a new option for user criteria for user's that have used at least {x} tags. This can be useful for user promotions and trophies.
Tag Preview
  • When hovering a tag, you will get a preview popover that displays a snippet of the tag description (from the wiki info), with links to the "recent content", "top users", and "view information" pages. This can be styled differently by editing "tagess.css".
Admin Options
  • Plenty of them
  • Ability to prune low usage tags in the Tools -> Rebuild Caches section.
Live Examples From http://www.avforums.com
Terms And Conditions
  • Each license is valid for use on one site.
  • 12 months support renewals are in place; when your support runs up you can continue to use the add on but will not be able to receive updates until you renew it.
Stuart Wright
First release
Last update
5.00 star(s) 9 ratings

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  2. Bug fixes

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  3. Bug fix

    Fixes a problem viewing deleted users who created tags

Latest reviews

Fast update after posting problem. Great addon, good for seo and i especially like the Wikipedia information that is automatically downloaded when you set tag for thread.
This add-on makes easy to organize and work with tags in xenforo, the developer is very helpful and it was a pleasure to work with him. Thanks Daniel.
Truly excellent product. Tagging is terrific for SEO in that it increases the pagerank and anchor text of your best threads. If you are tagging, and you should be, then you need these features.
This add-on is great. now after a week I'm getting better place in search engines
Beside that, the developer is very supportive
I'm very happy with my purchase
Brilliant addon with necessary additional functionality to make tags even more sweet. Daniel also provides awesome support. Muppet me hit the install button twice by accident and Daniel fixed things for me. Ace!
When an add-on is filling the missing elements of the core, it is legitimate to name it "essential". The "Essential" series of add-ons is a must have for everyone using XenForo. UserEss, TagEss, ConvEss integrate seamlessly into the core and you will forget they are add-ons soon after install.
It's worth the price for just the tag synonyms feature - grouping the multiple words and phrases people use for the same things is great; but being able to see WHO created the tags is also essential for my modding team and will allow us to better manage the tag abusers. Thanks. :)
With a board nearing 17M posts, I'm a big fan of all of Daniel's Essentials series of add-ons, and this one is no exception. After one day of it installed, I've done so much tag cleanup, and it's been a breeze. Instead of tags for 5 string bass guitars being spread across "5-string", "5string", "5-strings", "Fiver", etc etc etc., there is now ONE tag to UNIFY THEM ALL! :) The best part is that with synonyms, if a user still wants to use a weird tag like "Fiver", that's cool, it's automatically tagged with the main tag for 5-string basses. Thanks Daniel and Stuart!
Stuart Wright
Stuart Wright
Thank you for the review and compliments. I'm glad the add-on is benefiting your community. :)
I'm bound to like this as I had a big hand in designing it! Our experience comes from running a big forum, though, so I think the addon serves larger forums well. The canonical+synonym element allows us to control the common tags important for SEO and new thread tag suggestions means users are prompted to use relevant tags when it's important. aniel has done a great job creating this addon.
Stuart Wright
Stuart Wright
Thank you for your review. I'm glad you're happy with how it turned out. Hopefully other people enjoy it as well.