Tag Groups (free) – WordPress Plugin

The free plan of the Tag Groups plugin is the best choice if you want to organize your WordPress tags in groups and display them in tag clouds. You can also use most other flat taxonomies, like WooCommerce product tags.

The free plugin comes with three configurable tag clouds where tags are displayed under tabs, in an accordion or sorted alphabetically by their first letters. It also offers tag lists where tags are sorted by group or by first letter.

Filters and bulk actions make your work with tags much easier, and you can even filter the list of posts in your backend by the group that their tags belong to.

Possible applications are:

  • Display your tags grouped by language or by topic.
  • Choose which tags to display in different sections of your website.
  • Change the sorting order in your tag cloud.
  • Customize the links, the text or the separator of your tag cloud items.
  • Display a tag cloud with the post count in the tags.
  • Easily manage huge amounts of tags or posts in the backend by dividing them into groups so that you can filter them.
  • Display with each post a selection of tags that are related to the tags of this post.

The plugin comes with some default templates. You can also create and upload your own.

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Creating and managing groups is just a breeze. Re-sort them with drag and drop. Direct links take you from a group to your tags and posts, filtered by this group.

Tag Groups screen

Assign tags to groups on the default tag screens and edit them without reloading the page. Bulk actions are available to speed up your work. Filter your tags by tag group.

Tags edit page

The group menu has a search field so that you can narrow down the list of tag groups. Just start typing the first letters.

WordPress - select search Tag Groups

Add tag clouds to your posts, pages or widgets with shortcodes. Choose from default themes or make your own.1 Customize the tag cloud with a huge variety of parameters. Show the tags under tabs or in an accordion. With some skills in CSS, you can do amazing things, like this tag cloud with appended post count for each tag.

Tag Cloud with tabs

Display Your Tags Sorted By Group Or First Letter

Screenshot of the Tag List
Screenshot of the Alphabetical Tag Index

You don’t even need to create any group. Let the plugin find all first letters of your tags and sort them by alphabet.

tag cloud alphabet first letters

Gutenberg Blocks or Shortcodes

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If you are using the Gutenberg editor, you can even configure tag clouds and lists without touching any code. Instead of adding lists of numbers to your shortcode, you simply choose all applicable options from a menu.

All features are, of course, also available as shortcodes.

Do you need more features or personal support?

Get a searchable tag cloud with animated tags and a live post filter. Check out the premium version and see the comparison between the free and the premium plans.


Tag Groups is compatible2 with the WordPress Multilingual plugin (WPML): Group names are translatable. Simply edit them for each language. Learn more about how to make your WordPress site multilingual here.

Tag Groups Premium - WPML Compatibility

What User Say About Tag Groups

So happy to have found this

Have a site I’m redesigning with oodles of tags which were sorted manually (hardcoded in their sidebar template). This plugin is exactly what I needed. It’s now easy to manage tags by group in admin. And with a little CSS TLC, will look great on the front-end! So happy to have found this. Great work!

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The absolute tags group plugin!

I am using the plugin for more than a year with no issues. The plugin is free. This should have been a WordPress build-in feature.

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Very, very good, thanks!

I was looking for something like your plugin for a long time, thanks! If you continue adding options for presentation of tag (with shortcodes), then it’s gonna be 6 stars. 😉

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One of the best plugins

This plugin is the best group tag plugin. It has so many features that it takes days to try them all. The handling is super simple and very clearly documented. The support for this free plugin is gigantic and very friendly.

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The only plugin that enables tags to be displayed in alphabetical tabs. Easy to use. Excellent support too.

andrew s bergerson
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Video: Installation and Getting Started


This plugin is available for free! Install Tag Groups directly from your blog or download the files from the WordPress repository. You find links and more information on the Plans and Pricing page.

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Licenses and Credits

Please find the license information in the WordPress repository or on the About page of the plugin.

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  1. Requires file (FTP) access to your site.[]
  2. While we tested Tag Groups Premium, the compatibility concerns parts of the code that is identical with the free version.[]