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Showtags Plugin

Content Tags for Joomla

Showtags is a Joomla content plugin to show article tags in category or article views. Plugin is based on article meta-keywords.

* Show tags before and/or after articles
* Parent tag selectable div/nav
* Format tags in unordered list / wordlist
* Show tags in category, featured or article view
* You can add a custom CSS selector to customize it
* Languages: English, Spanish and German (thanks to Johannes Hock | @adhocgraFX !). Other languages are welcome :-)
* Category filter: Show tags only in articles of specified categories
* Can generate an $article->showtags field instead of showing tags to customize content tpl
* It's compatible with Aixeena Taxonomy System (as a replace of the "Content - Tags" plugin)
* Joomla! 3.0 compatible

Install / Configuration:
- Download Zip file
- Install it through Joomla Extension Manager
- Go to Extensions > Plug-in manager and search a plugin called "Content - Showtags". Click it to enable / configure the plugin.

Author & License:
Showtags was developed by Roberto Segura and is licensed under GNU/GPL 2,

You can find me at:
Email: roberto(at)

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Reviews: 1
While it is very nice that this plugin extracts all the keywords from the meta as "tags" and show at the bottom of the article as "tags" however, I was disappointed when I saw that when I click on these "tags" it only just open that keyword in the basic search (whether you set and want to use the inteligent search on your site).
So while it is nice to show - here comes a more accurate definition- "extracted metakeywords with hyperlinks which points to basic search page after article" and it might be advertise using the search among viewers however tags should show the articles what the publisher want to show in each tag and not what the search want to offer (since there might be a name in an article but the article is nothing about him)

But it might be enough and useful for other site developers. These are just my personal thoughts on this plugin.

And I'm very thankful for sharing your work in the joomla extension directory. Keep up the good work.

So this plugin would be the best if:
-it could copy the metakeywords to the joomla tags
-by clicking on tags it could show all the articles with optional picture and lead in a simple list
-also with a tag manager (or just use the basic joomla one)
Reviews: 1
This is such an easy plugin that does exactly want it says it does. There isn't an easier way to put tags to the Joomla content. This is great!
Reviews: 6
This is a great non-commercial plugin. Thank you so much for making it. However, like the comment "Fractioned," I was stumped. Now that Joomla 3.1 has introduced Tags into the Joomla core, I could not figure out why my metakeywords were showing. Like a big fat dummy, I had installed Showtags and moved on. Then SEO-Generator pumped my articles with juicy keywords. Just a friendly suggestion, perhaps Showtags should be renamed Showkeywords now that "Tags" is an actual separate entity in the Joomla 3.1+ core.
Reviews: 3
This extension is simple and elegant and integrates with Joomla meta keywords they way it should, the documentation is clear and well written, i give you 5 points for this nice piece of work, I wish i can send you a donation but i have restrictions in my country to do so, thanks for the nice extension
Reviews: 2
I was delighted to see that this extension did exactly what was stated on the tin.

Its free opensource and hosted on github (extra +).

The maintainer has created an easy to follow "documentation". Both for "users" and "advanced users"


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Owner's reply

Thanks for your review kbotnen!

Reviews: 5
Great concept .. well done .. it's taken years to get something like this in Joomla and you've done it.
Does exactly what it says it will, with no hassles at all.
Thank you :)
Reviews: 1
Good Extensions, Only 1 comment on it. It took me half a hour to figure out you basically renamed the field into Keywords instead of Tags. A little confusing if you ask me.
Owner's reply

I didn't translated the keywords field. It's a native Joomla! field. If you read the extension description:

"Showtags is a Joomla content plugin to show article tags in category or article views. Plugin is based on article meta-keywords"

This extension uses article meta-keywords as tags. I understand that can be something confused if you are not familiarized with Joomla!.

I'm sure that your comment will avoid the same confusion to others. I'll include this into the documentation.

Thank you for your time reviewing/giving feedback.

Reviews: 2
simple to install
Does what is says
Roberto was very kindly and quickly answered my question. And I was able to customize the plugin
Owner's reply

After your suggestion I decided to write some documentation about extension customization.

Thanks for your review and your feedback!

Reviews: 1
I installed this plugin in an e-learning site, where my students can tag their own articles and search any article by tags. They can click a tag to view the search results. On sites with many articles, it is a good and quick research tool. So, the plugin is very usefull, easy to install and works fine - as expected.
Owner's reply

Thank you for sharing your example application and for submitting the german translation. I really appreciate it!

Muchas gracias!

Reviews: 1
Simple, easy to install and use, efficient - does what's "advertised". Thanks a lot!
Owner's reply

Wow! My first review!!

Thanks to you Gaieus ;)