[wp-hackers] Adding "post_tags" functionality from backend to frontend of WordPress - to achieve "community tagging"

Rafael Ehlers rafaehlers at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 21:29:51 UTC 2011

Have you tried to click on the link title "Quick Edit" under the post title
on the All posts page ?

On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 6:14 PM, Morten Blaabjerg
<mortenblaabjerg at gmail.com>wrote:

> I like the convenient tagging box and ability to pick between popular tags
> on a post's edit page. But I find it too cumbersome to have to open an item
> for editing just to add a simple tag. Adding a tag to a post currently
> requires (once the user is logged in) one click to "edit page" + loading
> time for the admin edit page, then write tag or click the "popular tags"
> option and add tags, then "update post" and then ultimately, "view post" or
> click to the link directly back to the blog, only then to spend time
> finding the place where one took off. A lot of these clicks are not
> necessary for the trivial action of adding a tag.
> The functionality I'd like to achieve is to take the (otherwise brilliant)
> "tagging box" from the post edit page in the WordPress backend, and add it
> to the end of every post in the WordPress frontend. I'd also like to be
> able to set parameters/options as to who gets to "tag" posts, i.e. control
> to what users this tagging box is displayed. This way, I can make a group
> of readers or admins collaboratively responsible for tagging articles on
> the site, and they can - once logged in - tag an item immediately after
> reading it, without going through to trouble to open WP's backend.
> I've taken the time to review some of the plugins that currently offer
> "community tagging" but they are not what I'm looking for - either they do
> not work as advertised with current installments of WordPress, or are
> unreliable. So I realize if someone is going to do this right, it might as
> well be myself.
> I know a little PHP and have not been afraid to dive into WordPress hacking
> before, and I have had a few moments writing my own plugins and
> manipulating the plugins of others to do what I want. But other than this,
> I am very much a dabbler at WordPress development.
> What I'd very much like from some of the more experienced minds on this
> list (that means you!) is a word of advice on how to proceed with this
> project. Where do I begin? Where do I find the code I need? Is the project
> doomed from the outset - or does it in fact seem doable and possible? And
> why - and how?
> I'd like to the farthest extent possible not to reinvent the wheel if I
> can. The functionality is there, and I like it just as it is. I'd just like
> it in a different place.
> Thank you very much in advance for your time and attention!
> Yours Sincerely,
> Morten Blaabjerg
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