Tag Groups

The free Tag Groups plugin helps you organize your WordPress tags in groups. It also works with most other flat taxonomies, like WooCommerce product tags. The plugin comes with three configurable tag clouds where tags are displayed under tabs, in an accordion or sorted by their first letters. Filters and bulk actions make your work with tags much easier, and you can even filter the list of posts in your backend by the group that their tags belong to. Possible applications are:

  • Display your tags grouped by language or by topic.
  • Display only specific tags in the tag cloud.
  • Change the sorting order in your tag cloud.
  • Customize the links, the text or the separator of your tag cloud items.
  • Display a tag cloud with the post count in the tags.
  • Choose which tags to display in different sections of your blog.
  • Easily manage huge amounts of tags or posts in the backend by dividing them into groups so that you can filter them.
  • Display with each post a selection of tags that are related to the tags of this post.

The plugin comes with some default templates. You can easily create and upload your own.

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Creating and managing groups is just a breeze. Re-sort them with drag and drop. Direct links take you from a group to your tags and posts, filtered by this group.

Tag Groups screen

Assign tags to groups on the default tag screens and edit them without reloading the page. Bulk actions are available to speed up your work. Filter your tags by tag group.

Tags edit page

The group menu has a search field so that you can narrow down the list of tag groups. Just start typing the first letters.

WordPress - select search Tag Groups

Add tag clouds to your posts, pages or widgets with shortcodes. Choose from default themes or make your own.[1. Requires file (FTP) access to your site.] Customize the tag cloud with a huge variety of parameters. Show the tags under tabs or in an accordion. With some skills in CSS, you can do amazing things, like this tag cloud with appended post count for each tag.

Tag Cloud with tabs
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Example of a tag cloud with custom styling.

You don’t even need to create any group. Let the plugin find all first letters of your tags and sort them by alphabet.

tag cloud alphabet first letters

Optional Gutenberg Blocks

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If you are using the Gutenberg editor or WordPress 5.x, you can even configure the tag clouds without touching any code. Instead of adding lists of numbers to your shortcode, you simply choose all applicable options from a menu.


Tag Groups is compatible[1. While we tested Tag Groups Premium, the compatibility concerns parts of the code that is identical to the free version.] with the WordPress Multilingual plugin (WPML): Group names are translatable. Simply edit them for each language. Learn more about how to make your WordPress site multilingual here. [divider]

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Do you need more features or personal support?

More than one group per tag? Working with tag groups in posts? Filters on the frontend? Check out the premium plugin and see the comparison between the free and the premium version.

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Licenses and Credits

Please find the license information in the WordPress repository or on the About page of the plugin.

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