Tag Aliases are words that have something in common with a tag. You can add a Tag Alias to a tag so that if a user searches on the Tag Alias (rather than on the Tag Name), the results will include content that has been tagged with the Tag Name and which is probably of interest to them.
- reduce the number of tags because you can include words that are related to the tag and
- simplify searching for your users because they can get more results by searching on fewer words.
Tag Alias example
To help understand how Tag Aliases work, assume the following scenario in your community.
- You create a Tag Name: food
- You add the Tag Aliases: fruit, vegetables; organic; grocery; farm
When a user searches on food or any of the Tag Aliases, all content that has the tag, food, will be returned. The user does not have to search on vegetables and grocery and farm, etc. in order to get content related to food.
Manage Tag Aliases
To access Tag Aliases:
- In the Admin Toolbar, click Admin.
- Navigate to Settings > Tags and Mentions > Tags.
- In the Manage Tag Groups section, click Edit Tags for a Tag Group.
- Click the Edit button for one of the Tags in the list.
Here you can add, edit, replace, and delete Tag Aliases.
To add a Tag Alias:
- Click Add to open an alias text field.
- Type the word that you want as a Tag Alias.
- Click Save.
TIP: Click Add and repeat to add more Tag Aliases.
From here, you can edit an existing Tag Alias or delete one via the Remove button.
Back on the Tags list page, note the comma-separated list of Tag Aliases for the Tag Name.
You should be aware of two limitations with Tag Aliases.
- Tag Aliases can be specified for one Tag Name only. Once a Tag Alias is added to a Tag Name it cannot be added to another Tag Name. An error message will display.
- User-created Tags and/or Tag Aliases cannot be duplicates of existing Admin-created Tag Names and/or Tag Aliases. An error message will display.