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Advanced Tags & Prefixes 3.2.0


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Do you feel limited by the tag system or prefixes?
This application enhances IPS 4's built-in tag and prefix system. It adds custom styling and fine-grained control over prefixes, plus new settings, enhancements, and helpful moderation tools. Prefixes are explicitly created through the Admin CP, and can be chosen from a separate prefix dropdown when creating a topic or other prefix-enabled content.
Some of its features:
  • Define all prefixes manually through the Prefix Manager--even for open-tag systems.
  • Show common tags and prefixes across your site with the Tag Cloud Widget.
  • Add, fix, merge, and remove tags and prefixes in bulk through the Tag Manager.
  • Choose a prefix when posting any prefix-enabled content, separate from tags.
  • Control where and how tags and prefixes are displayed.
  • Add custom HTML formatting to your prefixes, allowing colors, images, and much more.
  • Limit prefixes by member group and location.
  • Require a prefix in certain forums*.
  • Add tags and prefixes to topics in bulk with Saved Actions or the Mass-Add tool.
  • Apply a prefix to topics imported from RSS.
  • Set a default prefix and tags for all new topics in a forum*.
  • Override the global tag settings by forum*. This lets you enter custom tags in some forums and not others, or change how many tags are required, or have a prefix option without any tags at all.
  • Display topic prefixes in the page title, last post info, and as filters under each forum's description, if you want.

* These added settings should work for all tag-enabled content types. The focus of this application is Forums and topics, but it also supports Calendar events and any other tag-enabled content. That being said, I cannot guarantee compatibility with or support all possible applications and circumstances.

By purchasing, you agree to the software license terms, in addition to any terms imposed by IPS or the IPS Marketplace.

What's New in Version 3.1.9   See changelog


This release targets IPS 4.2. Backwards compatibility to 4.0 is likely, but not guaranteed.

  • Added tentative support for Clubs forums (settings can be edited via Club forums in admin).
  • Added tentative support for tag quick-editing on frontend. Note: Prefixes fall back to default functionality in that context; this is unavoidable.
  • Refactored Manage Tags section to fix SQL grouping errors and paging quirks.
  • Improved caching performance.
  • Fixed some instances of tag case insensitivity.
  • Fixed lingering tag edit/delete encoding issues.

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   14 of 18 members found this review helpful 14 / 18 members

First I must say, Ryan (The author of this application) is superb when it comes to support, he actively assisted me with a few teething issues I had moving to the IPS 4 version. Definitely worth the support cost :)

The application itself is wonderful, it helps us organise the forum much easier. Personally I find prefixes much easier on the eyes when browsing for content, as you can easily get lost in the masses of similar looking threads.

Keep up the great work!

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   5 of 7 members found this review helpful 5 / 7 members

This is a really useful and neat add on !

It works like a charm, you can mass edit tags easily and display a nice tag cloud!

Thumbs up for this great work!

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· Edited by tyreco

   3 of 6 members found this review helpful 3 / 6 members

We live in a world where many things are seen as self-evident. We use Advanced Tags and Prefixes every day. It's one of the mission critical applications in our app world and i say "thank you" to Ryan for this wonderful feature.

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Steve Herschbach

   3 of 6 members found this review helpful 3 / 6 members

When running version 3.4 this was one of the few applications I tried that did not end up getting deleted later. Very useful and well worth buying again to support author.

One thing you could add or just help me with however. How does one customize the color and/or shape of those little default IPS4 tags as shown in topic list? They are darker than I would like and no easy adjustment I could find in theme settings. I was kind of hoping maybe I would find it here in the new version but no go. You offer great ability to customize prefixes in this regard so the same ability for tags would be really great. I use it mainly for a classifieds forum and it really makes a difference with all the little colored for sale and other related prefixes. Quick and easy way to add a free classifieds for your members.

Thanks again for great add on - highly recommended.

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Ilya Hoilik

   4 of 10 members found this review helpful 4 / 10 members

Five stars for awesome app! Thank you, Ryan!

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   5 of 13 members found this review helpful 5 / 13 members

It is very expensive application according to it's ability. And for me very interesting people who gave 5 stars 's comments. I am disappointed.

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   1 of 3 members found this review helpful 1 / 3 members

When does the update to be compatible 4.3.2 ?

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· Edited by MNOfficial

   0 of 3 members found this review helpful 0 / 3 members

This is going to be great! TYSM!

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-1 Star because we can't sort by a tag use:



-1 Star, would need the ability t find everything of a certain length... example, everything under 4 characters (and delete?)


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