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SilverStripe module for editing tags (both in the CMS and other forms)

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TagField Module

Maintainer Contact

  • Ingo Schommer (Nickname: ischommer)


  • SilverStripe 2.3 or newer
  • Database: MySQL 5+, SQLite3, Postgres 8.3, SQL Server 2008



Provides a Formfield for saving a string of tags into either a many_many relationship or a text property. By default, tags are separated by whitespace. Check out a


  • Bundled with jQuery-based autocomplete library ( which is applied to a textfield
  • Autosuggest functionality (currently JSON only)
  • Saving in many_many relation, or in textfield
  • Static list of tags without hitting the server
  • Tab-autocompletion of tags
  • Customizeable tag layout through css
  • Unobtrusive - still saves with Javascript disabled
  • Full unit test coverage


Tags as Objects

Article Model

class Article extends DataObject {
    static $many_many = array(
        'RelationTags' => 'Tag'

Tag Model

class Tag extends DataObject {
    static $db = array(
        'Title' => 'Varchar(200)',

    static $belongs_many_many = array(
        'Articles' => 'Article'

Formfield Instanciation:

$tagField = new TagField('RelationTags', null, null, 'Article')

Tags as Textfields

Article Model

class Article extends DataObject {
    static $db = array(
        'TextTags' => 'Text'

Formfield Instanciation:

$tagField = new TagField('TextTags', null, null, 'Article')

Static Tags without Autosuggestion

$tagField = new TagField('TextTags', null, null, 'Article');
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