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Global default settings for menu types which display tags in different layouts and formats.

How to Access

  • Click the Global Configuration button in the Control Panel and click the Tags button on left side panel, or
  • Select Components  Tags  Options from the drop-down menus.


Used to set global defaults for menu items that display tags. These default values will be used when "Use Global" is selected for an option in an Tags menu item. For example, to show the 'Tag Name' for an Tagged Items List in your Tags menu items, then set that option to "Show" here and it will be the default value. You do not need to set any of these options. Your Joomla site will work with the default settings.


Tagged Items Options


At the top left you will see the toolbar:


The functions are:


  • Save: Saves the item and stays in the current screen.</translate>


  • Save & Close. Saves the global configuration settings and closes the current screen.</translate>


  • Cancel/Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.</translate>


  • Help. Opens this help screen.</translate>


Tagged Items Options


  • Default Tagged Items Layout. Choose a default layout to for tagged items. This layout will be used when a user clicks on a tag that doesn't have a menu item defined.
  • Show tag name. For a layout with one tag, show the tag name.
  • Tag Image. For a layout with one tag, show the image for the tag.
  • Tag Description. Show or hide a description for the tag (only used when a single tag is selected).
  • Image. Show the tag image (full image).
  • Show number of items. Show the number of items with a given tag.
  • Order. Order items will be displayed in.
  • Direction. Sort order. Descending is highest to lowest. Ascending is lowest to highest.
  • Table Headings. Show or hide the headings in list layouts.
  • Show Date. Whether to show a date column in the list of articles. Select Hide to hide the date, or select which date you wish to show.
  • Item Images. Shows the first image for each item in the list.
  • Item description. Whether to show or hide the description for each item in the list. The length may be limited using the Maximum Characters option.
  • Maximum Characters. The maximum number of characters to display from the description in ach tag.

Item Selection Options


  • Match Type. All will return items that have all of the tags. Any will return items that have at least one of the tags.
  • Child Tags. Include or exclude child tags from the result list for a tag.
  • Maximum Items. The maximum number of results to return.
  • Language Filter. Optionally filter the list of tags based on language.

List All Tags Options


  • Default List All Tags Layout. Choose a default layout for List of all tags.
  • Order. Order items will be displayed in.
  • Direction. Sort order. Descending is highest to lowest. Ascending is lowest to highest.
  • Item Images. Shows the first image for each item in the list.
  • Tag Description. Shows or hides the description for each tag listed.
  • Maximum Characters. The maximum number of characters to display from the description in each tag.
  • Hits. Display the number of hits.

Shared Layout Options


  • Filter Field. Whether to show a Filter field for the list. Select Hide to hide the filter field.
  • Display Select. Whether to show or hide the Display Select dropdown listbox.
  • Pagination. Show or hide Pagination support. Pagination provides page links at the bottom of the page that allow the User to navigate to additional pages. These are needed if the Information will not fit on the page.
  • Pagination Results. Show or hide pagination results information, for example, "Page 1 of 4".

Data Entry Options


  • Tag Entry Mode. Ajax mode searches tag while typing and allows you on the fly tag creation. Nested tags show you a nested view with all the available tags.



  • Show Feed Link. Show or hide an RSS Feed Link. (A Feed Link will show up as a feed icon in the address bar of most modern browsers).


This section lets you set up the default ACL permissions for all tabs. These permissions may be overridden for specific tabs.


To change the permissions, do the following.

  1. Select the Group by clicking its title.
  2. Find the desired Action. Possible Actions are:
    Configure. Users can access this screen (Tags Manager→Options).
    Access Administrative Interface. Users can access the Tags Manager.
    Create. Users can create new articles.
    Delete. Users can delete articles.
    Edit. Users can edit the contents of articles.
    Edit State. User can change the published state and related information for articles.
  3. Select the desired permission for the action you wish to change. Possible settings are:
    Inherited. Inherited for users in this Group from Global Configuration.
    Allowed. Allowed for users in this Group. Note that, if this action is Denied at one of the higher levels, the Allowed permission here will not take effect. A Denied setting cannot be overridden.
    Denied. Denied for users in this Group.
  4. Click Save. When the screen refreshes, the Calculated Setting column will show the effective permission for this Group and Action.

Quick Tips

  • If you are a beginning user, you can just keep the default values here until you learn more about using global options.
  • If you are an advanced user, you can save time by creating good default values here. When you set up menu items and create tags, you will be able to accept the default values for most options.