Tag Field

Last Updated: Jul 12, 2019
documentation for the dotCMS Content Management System

A Tag field on a Content Type allows Content Contributors to label the content with keywords (tags) as it the content is contributed.


  • Each Content Type can only have one Tag field.
    • The Tag field is a special field that is used by certain operations in dotCMS (such as Personalization), so duplicates are not allowed.

Adding a Tag Field

To add a Tag field to a Content Type, perform the following steps:

  1. Select the Content Types tab.
  2. Find and edit the Content Type you wish to add the Tag field to.
  3. Drag the Tag field from the list of field types on the right, and drop it into the list Content Type fields on the left. The Add New Field button in the Content Type editing page
  4. Set the Tag field name, and if appropriate set values for the other optional attributes. The Tag field properties popup
  5. Save the Tag field properties.
  6. To verify the operation of the new Tag field, add or edit content of the appropriate Content Type from the Content tab: The Tag field displays when adding new Content

For more information on using Tags in content, please see the Tagging documentation.

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