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Search by Tag Plugin

This plugin will exact content meta keywords as tag, seperated by comma. However, the tag is not really a tag - it will just use joomla default search component (com_search) to search all articles that contain the tag.


• Search all words, any word or exact match.
• Select desired article categories.
• Limit number of tags displayed and hide them in certain articles.
• Set tags positioning to top or bottom of the article.
• Align tags left, center or right.
• Add custom CSS class for better styling.
• Compatible with Joomla Tags component.

This is one of our numerous (mostly unique) extensions and it's FREE. We will always maintain some great extensions for free, so you could estimate the quality of our job.

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Reviews: 16
I've been using this extension for some time now and can't believe it hasn't received any reviews, so let me be the first.

For those who seek to give their articles a "tag-like" function, this is probably their best bet.

It actually functions like Joomla search, but it offers options for setting how to find matching results (in contrast with other similar extension which make this decision for you), with stricter of wider matching criteria, thereby allowing the administrator to narrow or widen the search results.

It integrates well with the styling of my site and it functions without conflicts.

For me it has also solved another problem I had with similar extensions.
I have Disqus comments for my site and these other extensions would display the "tags" BELOW the comments, even though they were loaded before Disqus comments in Plugin Manager.
SearchTag Advanced is the only one which actually displays the tags above the comments.

No complaints, but I would like to have the option to set some styling from within the plugin parameters.
Also on some articles, cannot find a reason why this happens and on what basis, the tags extend beyond the article space.