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New WordPress plugin: Tag Pages

Ever since tags were introduced in WordPress 2.3, people have wanted to add tags to pages, not just to posts. For years now, Page Tagger has allowed you to do so. It’s a great plugin, and I’ve used it often. However, since it was created, WordPress has made it a lot easier to add tags to pages, and that new approach has some significant advantages.

I’ve been working with Bjorn Wijers on a project that uses Page Tagger, and we’ve found it to have some small – but pesky – issues. Bjorn gradually improved and simplified the code, and sent patches to the plugin’s author. Most of those changes are now part of Page Tagger, but Bjorn has decided to also release his own plugin.

Introducing Tag Pages

Tag Pages is a brand new WordPress plugin that does exactly the same thing Page Tagger does. But Tag Pages is only a couple of lines of code. Very cleanly written, it relies on WordPress’s core functionality to do the heavy lifting, which makes it more future-proof.
Tag Pages is a “drop-in” replacement for Page Tagger, and if you’re running a recent version of WP, I recommend you make the switch. If you’re still using a really old version of WordPress (pre 3.0), it makes sense to stick with Page Tagger, since it has a fallback to the old approach. But in that last case, you should really consider making Tag Pages your reason for finally upgrading WP.

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