Update from Version 1.1.x or 1.0.x.
To update from version 1.1.x or 1.0.x, you need uninstall all extensions, including components, modules, and plugins.
Note: To keep all tags in database, please make sure the file /administrator/components/com_tag/uninstall.joomlatags.sql is empty.
Update from Version 1.2.x.
You can just install the latest version, it will update automatically for you.
The following is a 10 minutes tutorial.
Download joomlatags-core-x.x.x.zip, and install.
Joomla tags core package mainly include a component, modules and plugins.
Component is the previous separately published com_tag.zip.
Modules include mod_latestTags,mod_mostPopularTags,mod_mostReadTags.
Plugins include plg_addTags_button,plg_tags_content,plg_tags_search,plg_tagsSef_system.
- Only component and plg_tags_content are must, others are optional.
- After installation, all modules are published at the left position, and all plugins except for plg_tagsSef_system are enabled.
- Add some tags from the administrator.
Open Tag Manager(/administrator/index.php?option=com_tag&controller=tag), add some tags, and save.
More details about how to add and edit tags please refer :How to add/edit tags?
- Enable the plugin:plg_tags_content.
Open the plugin manager, and enable the plugin:"Tags"
Clear the cache, you will find that tags are shown at the bottom of the articles.
- Enable the most popular tags module(mod_mostPopularTags).
Configure the module.
Clear the cache, you will find that the most popular tags cloud are show in the configured position.
From the simple tutorial, you will find it is really easy to use the tags for Joomla.
For more complex usage of the tags, please refer other documents and forum.
Currently, there are three ways to add/edit tags.
- Add/Edit tags through "Tag Manager".
Open the url:administrator/index.php?option=com_tag&controller=tag
Add/Edit tags for the articles directly, multiple tags are separated by comma.
Tips: You can use this functionality so long as you have installed the tag component(com_tag).
- Add/Edit tags through "Add Tags" button.
When you add/edit an article, you can find "Add Tags" button at the bottom.
Click "Add Tags" button, then add tags in the pop up window.Multiple tags are also separated by comma.
Tips:To use this functionality, you need install and enable plugin: plg_addTags_button.
- Add/Edit tags in front end.
If you are the author of the article, when you browser the article in front end, you will find a add or edit tag button at the bottom of the article.
Tips:To use this functionality, you need install and enable plugin: plg_tags_content.
- How to use SEF plugin?
Currently,Joomla tags support 3 kinds of SEF: Joomla default SEF, SH404SEF, and Artio-SEF.
For Joomla default SEF, please use plugin : plg_tagsSef_system.
For SH404SEF user, please extract com_tag.php from sh404sef.zip, and put it to the following folder
For Artio-SEF user, please install artio-sef from Artio SEF extensions management, and remember to enable it after installtaion.
- How to use XMap plugin?
Please install XMap plugin tags-for-xmap in XMap Extensions management, then enable the plugin.
- Why does XMap have no change after XMap plugin installtation?
XMap generate site map on menu, please add a new menu, and a menu item which links to "Tags for Joomla", then add the menu to XMap. You don't need publish the menu module in the front end.