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BeTaggable is a lean mean little tagging machine.
* Weights in at 67 lines, this plugin is 1/10th the size of acts_as_taggable gem (2.0.2).
* Tag any models you want, no need to create additional join table.
* Built in tags_cache column to reduce DB traffic.
* Simple installation, run 3 commands and you're ready to tag and roll.
=== Install
1. install the plugin
script/plugin install
2. generate, append your model class names to be tagged.
script/generate be_taggable_tables Article Bookmark ...
3. rake db:migrate
that's it, now let's tag and roll.
Class TestBook
be_taggable # Mark your class be_taggable.
book = TestBook.create(:name => "AWDWR")
book.tag("programming, rails") # 2 tags added
book.tag("agile, rails") # "programming" removed,
"agile" added,
"rails" untouched.
hash = TestBook.tags_count # {"rails" => 1, "agile" => 1}
book.tag("") # remove all tags.
TestBook.find_tagged_with("rails") # return list of matching book objects.
TestBook.find_tagged_with("rails", :offset => 20, :limit => 10) # search with options.
===Usage in template
To display model's tags from tags_cache column.
<% for tag in YAML::load(article.tags_cache) %>
<%= link_to(tag, tagged_articles_path(tag)) # assume route exists %>
<% end -%>
To show tag cloud
<% Article.tags_count.sort.each{|pair| %>
<td><%= link_to(pair[0], tagged_articles_path(pair[0])) %></td>
<td><%= pair[1] # count %></td>
<% } %>
If you like fish eye styled tag clound, feel free to copy off from acts_as_taggable gem.
===BeTaggable Internal
BeTaggable stays small by fully exploit the power and versatility of
ActiveRecord. It only uses 2 models, +Tag+ and association model +Tagship+.
Tagship is polymorphic and can be associated with any models.
Tags are distinguished by both tag name and model type. For example, if you
have 3 books and 2 DVDs tagged "rails", then there'll be 2 rows in "tags"
table, and 5 rows in "tagships" table.
id name model_type tagships_count
1 rails Book 3
2 rails Dvd 2
===Q & A
Help about this plugin is available on