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"Tagging" plugin included in Vanilla dashboard issues. More than 5 tags? Doesn't show up in search.

In regards to the "Tagging" plugin that comes with the Vanilla installation, is there a way to increase the number of tags that can be included in discussions? And is it normal for search to not return results when inputting tag keywords?

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  • edited March 2014

    I'm wondering if I should have placed this in "Questions" or just the regular "Discussions" section... :\

  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator
    edited March 2014

    The max tags allowed can be set via a configuration option. Place the following in your /conf/config.php file:

    $Configuration['Plugin']['Tagging']['Max'] = 10;
    

    AFAIK, tags are used as a metadata categorization, not actually searched. So you can browse tags and clicking on them anywhere will get you a list of discussions that also use that tag.

    Search first

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  • Sorry, I would've marked this question answered! But, I was also hoping for a suggestion on an addon or a way to have search queries return accurate results when searching for tag keywords as well just like the search options offer on the vanillaforums.org community forums! :'( (And thank you so much for your first answer!)

  • @hgtonight said:
    AFAIK, tags are used as a metadata categorization, not actually searched. So you can browse tags and clicking on them anywhere will get you a list of discussions that also use that tag.

    tags are a non hierarchical means of grouping, and categories are hierarchical, which has limitations. There is no reason why you couldn't index them for search, however a tag search is a different thing to a text search.

    Often tags are used as filters, like the retail sector uses them a lot.

    Tag was originally aimed at SEO, but tagging is much more human focused these days.

    Most site have moved way from strict hierarchy, to loose hierarchy, and tags.

    grep is your friend.

    oridostyle
  • Thanks hgtonight and x00. My other question is if there is an addon for search that is identical to the one on this forum?

  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    The search system here is powered by Sphinx, iirc. There is a similar search plugin available for the OS version found here: http://vanillaforums.org/addon/sphinxsearch-plugin

    Search first

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  • Thanks so much. That's what I was looking for.

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