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Used to add or edit tags which can be used to display content by tag name on your Joomla! website.

How to Access

To 'add' a new Tag or 'edit' an existing Tag, navigate to the Tags Manager:

  • Select Components  Tags

Click the 'New' button to create a new Tag. To 'Edit' an existing Tag, in Tag Manager click on an Tags's Title or click the Tag's check box and then click the Edit button in the Toolbar.




Tag Details

  • Title. The Name of the Tag. This field is required.
  • Alias. The internal name of the item, also used in the URL when SEF is activated. Normally, you can leave this blank and Joomla will fill in a default value. The default value is the Title or Name in lower case and with dashes instead of spaces. You may enter the Alias manually. The Alias should consist of lowercase letters and hyphens (-). No blank spaces or underscores are allowed. Non-Latin characters can be allowed in the alias if you set the Unicode Aliases option to 'Yes' in Global Configuration. If this option is set to 'No' and the title includes non-Latin characters, the Alias will default to the current date and time (for example "2021-09-22-12-04-10").
  • Description. The description for the item. Descriptions may be shown on web pages, depending on the parameter settings.
  • Article. Click to quickly add an 'Article' link to the description with a popup window.
  • Image. Click to quickly add an 'Image' to the description with a popup window.
  • Toggle Editor. Turns on or off the editor's description box WYSIWYG features to show HTML markup.


  • Parent. The item (category, menu item, and so on) that is the parent of the item being edited.
  • Status. (Publish/Unpublish/Trash) The published status of the item.
  • Access. The viewing Access Level for this item. You can change an item's Access Level by clicking on its name to open it up for editing.
  • Language. Item language.
  • Note. Item note. This is normally for the site administrator's use (for example, to document information about this item) and does not show in the front end of the site.
  • Version Note. Optional field to identify this version of the item in the item's Version History window.


  • Layout. Use a different layout from the supplied component view or overrides in the templates.
  • CSS Class for tag link. Add specific CSS classes for the tag link. If empty 'label label-info' will be added by the default tag layout.


  • Teaser Image. The image that will be displayed as part of the list.
  • Float. Float attribute for the image.
  • Alt. Alt text for the image.
  • Caption. The caption for the image.
  • Full Image. An image that will be displayed in the single tag view.
  • Float. Float attribute for the image.
  • Alt. Alt text for the image.
  • Caption. The caption for the image.



  • Created Date. Date the item was created.
  • Created By. Name of the Joomla! User who created this item. This will default to the currently logged-in user. If you want to change this to a different user, click the Select User button to select a different user.
  • Created by Alias. This optional field allows you to enter in an alias for this Author for this item. This allows you to display a different Author name for this item.
  • Modified Date: (Informative only) Date of last modification.
  • Modified By: (Informative only) Username who performed the last modification.
  • Hits. The number of times an item has been viewed.
  • Meta Description: An optional paragraph to be used as the description of the page in the HTML output. This will generally display in the results of search engines. If entered, this creates an HTML meta element with a name attribute of "description" and a content attribute equal to the entered text.
  • Meta Keywords: Optional entry for keywords. Must be entered separated by commas (for example, "cats, dogs, pets") and may be entered in upper or lower case. (For example, "CATS" will match "cats" or "Cats"). Keywords can be used in several ways:
    • To help Search Engines and other systems classify the content of the item.
    • In combination with Banner tags, to display specific Banners based on the item content. For example, say you have one Banner with an ad for dog products and another Banner for cat products. You can have your dog Banner display when a User is viewing a dog-related item and your cat Banner display for a cat-related item. To do this, you would:
      • Add the keywords 'dog' and 'cat' to the appropriate item.
      • Add the Tags 'dog' and 'cat' to the appropriate Banners in the Banner Manager New/Edit screen.
      • Set the Banner module Parameter 'Search By Tags' to 'Yes' in the Banner Module Edit screen.
    For articles only, in combination with the Related Articles module, to display Articles that share at least one keyword in common. For example, if the current Article displayed has the keywords "cats, dogs, monkeys", any other Articles with at least one of these keywords will show in the Related Articles module.
  • Author: Optional entry for an Author name within the metadata. If entered, this creates an HTML meta element with the name attribute of "author" and the content attribute as entered here.
  • Robots: The instructions for web "robots" that browse to this page.
    • Use Global: Use the value set in the Component→Options for this component.
    • index, follow: Index this page and follow the links on this page.
    • noindex, follow: Do not index this page, but still follow the links on the page. For example, you might do this for a site map page where you want the links to be indexed but you don't want this page to show in search engines.
    • index, nofollow: Index this page, but do not follow any links on the page. For example, you might want to do this for an events calendar, where you want the page to show in search engines but you do not want to index each event.
    • noindex, nofollow: Do not index this page or follow any links on the page.


At the top you will see the toolbar:


The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the tag and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the tag and closes the current screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the tag and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another tag.
  • Save as Copy. Saves your changes to a copy of the current tag. Does not affect the current tag. This toolbar icon is not shown if you are creating a new tag.
  • Versions: Opens the Item Version History window to show any prior versions of this item. This allows you to view older versions of this item and, if desired, restore from an older version. See Version History for more information.
  • Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.