How to Display Tags Only For Joomla Articles Pages

Tags are extremely useful for organizing your Joomla content. But, by default, Joomla will display them sitewide.

Your Tags will get displayed on a featured articles page and on category blog pages.

One of our customers asked us how to display Tags only on single Joomla articles. So, in this tutorial, I'll show you how to hide tags on blog and category pages.

What are Joomla tags?

Here's a quote from "Joomla 3 Explained", the best-selling Joomla book:

The Tags component is a flexible and useful alternative to categories.

I ... recommend that you ... use categories, but there’s no denying that Tags will allow you to do things that categories will not.

Joomla allows you to assign only one category to a Joomla article. Tags don't have this limitation. You can also assign as many Joomla tags to a single article as you wish. 

How to display Joomla tags only on articles pages

Once you start creating your Joomla tags, by default you will see them throughout your whole site. They will be displayed on your featured articles pages:

tags displayed on featured articles listing

The tags will also be displayed on a category blog page:

tags displayed on category blog page

And they also will be displayed on a single article page:

tags displayed on a single article page

To keep Joomla tags displayed only on single article pages, you need to do the following.

  1. Set them to be hidden for articles sitewide.
  2. Set them to be displayed explicitly for the required articles.

Let's get started:

  • In your Joomla control panel, go to Content > Articles:

go to content articles

  • In the top right corner of the next screen, click Options:

click options

  • Under the Articles tab, scroll down to the Show Tags parameter and click Hide:

click hide

  • Click Save & Close.
  • Now open for editing a Joomla article on which you would like to display tags.
  • Click the Options tab.
  • Switch the Show Tags setting from Use Global (Hide) to Show:

click show

  • Click Save & Close.
  • Repeat this step for all the required articles.

If you check your site now, you will see that it displays Joomla tags only on the pages of the articles, for which you explicitly set the Show Tags to Show.

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About the author

Born from a Ukrainian mother and Russian father, Alex lives in the United Kingdom. Alex is a self-taught Microsoft Certified Professional. He enjoys learning Joomla and helping web site administrators make the most of it.