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Opened 11 months ago

Last modified 11 months ago

#48538 new enhancement

Making tags easier to use by adding a multi select drop down

Reported by: paaljoachim Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Editor Keywords:
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Various categories are listed with checkboxes beside them and one can easily select which category a post should belong to.
Tags shows a field box and the user is expected to know which tags are available or create new ones.

It would be better to have a multi select to where one can see a list of tags and choose the ones one want to use and if needed create additional tags.

For instance here is an issue I made in regards to WP Job Manager.

Adding multi select to WordPress will likely also benefit other areas as well.
Tags will very much benefit from it. Multi author posts can also benefit from it as well. We might perhaps also change categories to also use multi select.

Change History (4)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #design by paaljoachim. View the logs.

11 months ago

#2 @joyously
11 months ago

Showing all the existing tags could be a UI overload, similar to listing all the authors in a dropdown on a forum site with 10,000 users.
If any are to be listed, perhaps extracting the ones that a similar to the content or title would be a way to limit the list. But then this could be for a plugin to do, instead.

#3 @paaljoachim
11 months ago

As you mention Joy perhaps extracting certain tags would be a way to limit the list.
Perhaps the 10-15 most popular tags will be seen and the rest will not.

I added this trac ticket because tags are difficult to discover.

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
11 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Editor
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