Tag Groups Free – Chatty Mango https://chattymango.com WordPress Plugins Thu, 13 Feb 2020 11:37:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://chattymango.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cropped-logo-32x32.png Tag Groups Free – Chatty Mango https://chattymango.com 32 32 135434061 Tag Groups, Version 1.25.0: Delta Theme And New Button https://chattymango.com/tag-groups-premium-version-1-25-0-delta-theme-and-new-button/?pk_campaign=rss&pk_kwd=tag-groups-premium-version-1-25-0-delta-theme-and-new-button https://chattymango.com/tag-groups-premium-version-1-25-0-delta-theme-and-new-button/?pk_campaign=rss&pk_kwd=tag-groups-premium-version-1-25-0-delta-theme-and-new-button#respond Thu, 13 Feb 2020 09:24:21 +0000 https://chattymango.com/?p=7079 The latest update of Tag Groups (Premium) offers a new theme and enhanced troubleshooting.

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This update concerns both the Tag Groups Premium WordPress plugin and its free version. It offers a new theme and enhanced troubleshooting.

A New Theme For Tabs And Accordion

Most users of Tag Groups may appreciate that the plugin comes with some pre-installed themes. Without having to leave their website and upload any files they can switch between some common themes that change the appearance of tabs and accordions.

Unfortunately, all themes provided by jQuery UI (who produce the structure behind these features) look somewhat similar. They use lots of gradients to create a plastic appearance, which doesn’t always fit well into the website design.

I’m glad that I came across the Delta theme, which is now available in the settings under Front End -> Themes and Appearance. It is flat and refreshingly light, and it works out of the box. So I think we have finally found a theme that fills the gap.

Screenshot - Tag Cloud - Delta Theme - Tabs
Screenshot - Tag Cloud - Delta Theme - Accordion

The Delta theme is not brand new, and it doesn’t seem to cover all features of jQuery UI. But it does a very good job for all the things we need, namely tabs and accordions. It is retina-ready and looks great both on light and dark backgrounds.

View a demo of the Delta theme, see the source on GitHub or read the authors’ (archived) blog post.

First Aid Has A New Button

Some users experienced the issue that the filter menu disappeared from the tags page. This was caused by a bug in another plugin, resulting in a list that didn’t show all tags, and no way to change it.

While it is not possible to fix other plugins’ bugs, I added a button to the Troubleshooting -> First Aid page where you can reset the (invisible) filter to bring back all tags. A similar button will also appear on the bottom of the tags page if a similar error should happen again.

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This release of the free Tag Groups WordPress plugin comes with two new features: List your tags in columns under their respective group names or under their first letters.

Read more in the documentation and make sure to check out the demos.

You will also find a new “First Aid” section in the “Troubleshooting” submenu. Two buttons will launch automatic routines that can fix common problems.

Term Meta – the Technical Part

Since the beginning of the plugin, we were using the term_group field in the database table of tags (or, more generally, “terms”). When ever the plugin was upgraded to the premium version, we had to migrate this data into another place in the database (in the “term meta”). That is because the premium plugin needs to store an array of group IDs, rather than only one integer.

Term meta is only available since WordPress 4.4. Recently the minimum requirements of the WordPress version was raised to 4.9. Raising the minimum requirements made it not only easier to test new releases, but also to use “term meta” throughout the plugin.

The transition from the free to the premium version is now much easier. We additionally can benefit from better performance for some operations.

This mandatory migration happens in the background. If something seems wrong, you could first try the “First Aid” buttons on the “Troubleshooting” page.

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This new version of Tag Groups and Tag Groups Premium comes with two exciting features:

  • New filters enable developers to modify tags and tag clouds before output: tag_groups_cloud_tag_inner, tag_groups_cloud_tag_outer, tag_groups_cloud_html. See the documentation for more details.
  • I added benchmarks to the System Information in the Troubleshooting section. They include speed tests of various caching options. The benchmarks will help you choose the best caching option. (Caching is only available in the premium version.)

There are also some bug fixes:

  • Fixed the incorrect use of the WP object cache (premium version).
  • Fixed a bug where tags were not unassigned when deleting a tag group.
  • Fixed a disappearing <div> wrapper around the amount of found posts in the Dynamic Post Filter With Toggles (premium version).

The update is available through your admin backend.

Image by mohamed_hassan (Pixabay)

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Use the coupon code FSBFCM2019 to get 20% off on Tag Groups Premium. This coupon is valid from 29.11. (Black Friday) to 2.12.2019 (Cyber Monday) for the first year of the yearly subscription.

How to apply the Black Friday & Cyber Monday coupon?

Simply continue to the Freemius checkout page and enter the promotional code FSBFCM2019 (if it’s not already pre-filled).

If you’re already using the free Tag Groups plugin, follow the upgrade link in the Tag Groups settings. Then enter the code on the Freemius checkout page.

If you want to start with a free trial, continue here and don’t forget to enter the same promotional code FSBFCM2019!

Special Offer for Users Who Bought the Plugin on Codester Back Then

I am happy to learn from the statistics that most buyers at Codester still use Tag Groups Premium today. Since sales were moved away from Codester and support for my products sold there has officially ended after the regular period, I decided to offer the option to extend support with a discount.

Where to find instructions: On your WordPress dashboard, go to the Tag Groups settings, to the Troubleshooting submenu and the Get Support tab. There you also find the coupon that is worth 50% off on the first year.

You will need the latest version of the plugin to see that offer.

The end user license for Freemius is available here.

Photo by MiroslavaChrienova (Pixabay)

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Tag Groups Premium, Version 1.22.1 https://chattymango.com/tag-groups-premium-version-1-22-1/?pk_campaign=rss&pk_kwd=tag-groups-premium-version-1-22-1 https://chattymango.com/tag-groups-premium-version-1-22-1/?pk_campaign=rss&pk_kwd=tag-groups-premium-version-1-22-1#respond Mon, 04 Nov 2019 08:07:03 +0000 https://chattymango.com/?p=6746 This release is a minor update to the previous versions of Tag Groups Premium and Tag Groups, fixing some bugs, updating 3rd-party components and adding a usability improvement.

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I have just released a minor update to the previous versions of Tag Groups Premium and Tag Groups, fixing some bugs, updating 3rd-party components and adding a usability improvement that was suggested by a user of the free plugin.

You can find the complete list of changes in the Changelog.

As usual, update from the administration of your WordPress site.

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Tag Groups Premium, Version 1.22.0: More Filter Options for the Post List https://chattymango.com/tag-groups-premium-1-22-0-more-filter-options-post-list/?pk_campaign=rss&pk_kwd=tag-groups-premium-1-22-0-more-filter-options-post-list https://chattymango.com/tag-groups-premium-1-22-0-more-filter-options-post-list/?pk_campaign=rss&pk_kwd=tag-groups-premium-1-22-0-more-filter-options-post-list#respond Tue, 02 Jul 2019 07:36:50 +0000 https://chattymango.com/?p=6668 The latest version of the Tag Groups Premium WordPress plugin gives you more options how to determine which posts will be displayed in the Post List. These parameters work like additional filters. Parameter Value author author ID or comma-separated list of IDs cat category ID search search term tag tag slug tag_id tag ID tag__and ...

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The latest version of the Tag Groups Premium WordPress plugin gives you more options how to determine which posts will be displayed in the Post List. These parameters work like additional filters.

ParameterValue
authorauthor ID or comma-separated list of IDs
catcategory ID
searchsearch term
tagtag slug
tag_idtag ID
tag__andcomma-separated list of tag IDs
tag__incomma-separated list of tag IDs
tag__not_incomma-separated list of tag IDs
tag_slug__andcomma-separated list of tag slugs
tag_slug__incomma-separated list of tag slugs

More parameters may follow in future versions.

Currently, these parameters are only available via the shortcode (not in the Gutenberg block)

Further Changes

Additionally to these new parameters, the Freemius SDK that provides the functionality around sales and trials has been updated, including a bug fix. This change is also available for the free plugin version.

Photo by Free-Photos

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Tag Groups, Version 1.21.0: Two New Themes https://chattymango.com/tag-groups-version-1-21-0-two-new-themes/?pk_campaign=rss&pk_kwd=tag-groups-version-1-21-0-two-new-themes https://chattymango.com/tag-groups-version-1-21-0-two-new-themes/?pk_campaign=rss&pk_kwd=tag-groups-version-1-21-0-two-new-themes#respond Thu, 30 May 2019 09:59:09 +0000 https://chattymango.com/?p=6586 This release comes with two new out-of-the-box themes.

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This release of the free Tag Groups WordPress plugin comes with two new out-of-the-box themes for the tabbed and the accordion tag clouds.

Select the theme in the Tag Groups Settings under the Front End menu.

Screenshot - Base Tag Cloud - Blitzer theme
Blitzer theme

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Tag Groups (Premium), Version 1.20.0: Setup Wizard https://chattymango.com/tag-groups-premium-version-1-20-0-setup-wizard/?pk_campaign=rss&pk_kwd=tag-groups-premium-version-1-20-0-setup-wizard https://chattymango.com/tag-groups-premium-version-1-20-0-setup-wizard/?pk_campaign=rss&pk_kwd=tag-groups-premium-version-1-20-0-setup-wizard#respond Mon, 20 May 2019 08:29:19 +0000 https://chattymango.com/?p=6535 This release of the free Tag Groups and the Tag Groups Premium WordPress plugins introduces a new Setup Wizard.

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This release of the free Tag Groups and the Tag Groups Premium WordPress plugins introduces a new setup wizard.

Previously, new users were greeted by an onboarding screen that only gave some hints how to get started. Now they are guided through all basic settings that are required for usage or popular and difficult to find.

Screenshot of Setup Wizard

The setup wizard looks different depending on the available features.

At the end you have the option to create sample groups and tags and a page (unpublished) that contains some shortcodes. I hope that the wizard will help users to get started and to understand the various features without having to climb through settings and to study the documentation.

This release also fixes some bugs and improves other things. You can find all details in the changelog for Tag Groups free and premium.

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Tag Groups (Premium), Version 1.19.3 https://chattymango.com/tag-groups-premium-version-1-19-3/?pk_campaign=rss&pk_kwd=tag-groups-premium-version-1-19-3 https://chattymango.com/tag-groups-premium-version-1-19-3/?pk_campaign=rss&pk_kwd=tag-groups-premium-version-1-19-3#respond Wed, 08 May 2019 06:26:37 +0000 https://chattymango.com/?p=6387 The latest release of the free Tag Groups and the Tag Groups Premium WordPress plugins bring you a minor bug fix and several enhancements. I updated several Gutenberg blocks to offer more options that are available in the corresponding shortcode. The Shuffle Box understands now the parameters tags_post_id and groups_post_id that you know from other ...

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The latest release of the free Tag Groups and the Tag Groups Premium WordPress plugins bring you a minor bug fix and several enhancements.

I updated several Gutenberg blocks to offer more options that are available in the corresponding shortcode. The Shuffle Box understands now the parameters tags_post_id and groups_post_id that you know from other shortcodes.

The new Dynamic Post Filter With Toggles opens now all accordion panels where a filter is active when you return from a post (using the option persistent_filter).

screenshot of the Dynamic Post Filter with Toggles

It also received a new parameter: default_show_posts. If you activate it (default_show_posts=1), the post box shows an unfiltered list of posts when no tags are selected. Otherwise it would present an empty list.

Read the detailed change log for the premium version and the free version and download the update on your admin back end.

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Version 1.19.0 of Tag Groups Premium is out. I am glad that this release comes again with many exciting new features, some of which are requests from users.

New: Dynamic Post Filter With Toggles

You probably know the Dynamic Post Filter: Visitors enter tags into a search field and a list shows live all matching posts.

The new post filter comes with a slight variation: Now your tags appear in a list with toggle buttons. If you turn on a tag, it becomes active for the filter.

The Dynamic Post Filter With Toggles is a good choice if you want to offer a list of tags that easily fits on a screen. It helps your visitors keep an overview of all available filter options.

Screenshot - Dynamic Post Filter With Toggles - Chatty Mango - WordPress
If you need a live example, you can see it here.

Some more details:

  • For this tool you need to insert three shortcodes: One for the filter, one for the posts and one for the messages about how many posts were found (if you need them). That makes it possible to freely arrange the components in your page layout.
  • You can select which groups appear and the tags can be sorted by name, slug, ID, description or count. You can also use include_terms and exclude_terms to fine-tune the available amount of tags.
  • The filter part can optionally be displayed as accordion: Initially you see only the group names. When you click on them, the panels with the tags slide down. Please note, however, that also hidden toggle switches are effective.
  • Since I added it to the classical Dynamic Post Filter, I also added it here: The persistent filter (parameter persistent_filter) option lets your visitors who clicked on a post and then pressed the back button return to the same post in the same selection of filters. You can define a time how long the filter should remain in memory. Try it here.
  • Of course, also the list of posts for a particular selection of filters is kept in the cache for a time that you choose so that your database won’t have to do the entire search again.
  • The Dynamic Post Filter With Toggles comes with two themes – simply use dpf_toggle_menu_light (default) or dpf_toggle_menu_dark as div_class. Or create your own. The toggle switches are HTML checkboxes – your designer will love to make them shine.

Test the Dynamic Post Filter With Toggles on this page.

Dynamic Post Filter With Toggles, dark theme
the dark theme

Customizable Meta Box

The plugin can add a meta box to the post edit screen where you select tags from tag groups. This is one of the most popular features of the premium plugin.

Since this version you can

  1. define in the settings a set of groups that will be available to your post authors;
  2. replace the pull-down menu by a simple list of input fields of all available groups, while preventing to remove any field.

You find both settings under the Meta Box tab in the Back End submenu of the Tag Groups settings.

Improvements to the Dynamic Post Filter

Also the Dynamic Post Filter can now be split into a filter part and a posts part. Supply the parameter separate=1 to the shortcode and then use the second shortcode [tag_groups_dpf_body].
This lets you arrange them side-by-side, or place the menu in a widget and the posts in the page body, or anything else you need. Just keep both components on the same page.

The Dynamic Post Filter also comes now with the persistent_filter parameter. Use it with a number of minutes that a visitor’s filter settings will be restored when they return to the list. The first time they return, the persistent filter will also try to scroll back to the previously viewed post.

Lastly, the placeholder {image_src|widthxheight} in the post template accepts now percentages and the keyword “auto” for width and height.1 If you want to use pixels, you enter the number without any “px”.2 Edit the template in the Tag Groups Settings, Front End.

More Changes

Please find the whole list in the changelog.


How to get the new version? Simply update it from your admin back end, or, if you don’t use the premium version yet, buy it or test it in a free trial.

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