Essential tags is an imprescindible tags module for Joomla, that lets to show a tag cloud or tag list from a filtered set of articles, and much more.

With Essential tags you can:

  • Filter the articles by categories, tags, number of items, days, author, etc.. to get your desired list of tags.
  • Filter articles by one or more categories to have a tag list/cloud from the selected categories (for example to get all tags from the articles on "News" category).
  • Filter articles by one or more tags to have a tag list/cloud from the selected tags (for example to get all tags from the articles tagged as "extension").
  • Order the articles (ASC/DESC) by
    • Recently added to have a tag list/cloud from the most recent articles (by created date).
    • Recently modified to have a tag list/cloud from the most recent articles (by modified date).
    • Recently published to have a tag list/cloud from the most recent articles (by published date).
    • Most popular articles to have a tag list/cloud from the most popular articles.
  • Filter articles by user to have a user tag cloud/list (for example Monica's tag cloud).
  • Filter by date range to have a tag list/cloud from the last days (for example last week tags).
  • Limit the number of articles to select to have a tag list/cloud from the last posted articles (for example a tag cloud from the last 100 published articles).
  • Enable the custom tags option: with the custom tags option you can set a tag/list cloud including only the selected tags (including or not the nested tags) and excluding certain tags. This way you can have exactly the tag list that you want.
  • Show a maximum number of tags on the cloud. 
  • Filter your nested tags by level (for example a tag cloud only for tags with level 2 or more, or a tag cloud with only tags with level 1).
  • Show/hide the tags hits or ocurrences counter (you can show the tag popularity by hits, or the tag popularity by number of occurrences).
  • Order your cloud by popularity (by hits or ocurrences), alphabetical or random order.
  • Choose between cloud or list layout (use the list layout to have a clean tag list and to use your own template styles). You can also upload your own layouts to the module tmpl/layouts folder)
  • Configure your tag cloud/list with a lot of custom options:
    • Introduction HTML text.
    • Tags cloud custom title.
    • Custom "more tags" button.
    • Background color.
    • Background image.
    • Text color.
    • Module size (height and width).
    • Module padding and margin.
    • Module border.
    • Tag icons.
    • Bootstrap 3 buttons appearance (disabled, default, primary, info, success, danger, warning) and sizes (default, large, small, mini) for tags.


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To install this module first download the module, and then install it like any other joomla module in the back end extensions section.
Remember that this module is for Joomla 3.x


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Aixeena Modals is open source and with GNU General Public License.


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