Popular Tags allows you to choose taxonomy terms (tags) by clicking on them,
rather than typing them (autocomplete) or selecting them (select box,
checkboxes, radios, etc.). It shows them as a list of tags, sorted by popularity
(based on how many nodes are tagged with them), up to a configurable maximum
number. Also, when you hover over a listed tag, it shows how many times it has
been used.

Popular Tags demonstration

This helps you to see what the most commonly-used tags are, rather than having
to guess. It also avoids the creation of numerous, closely-related and similar
tags, because you can see if such a tag already exists. The fact that tags are
only a click away encourages you to coalesce around a tighter vocabulary than
you would otherwise have.


  • Install this module using the official Backdrop CMS instructions at

  • Visit the term-reference field configuration page in your content type
    (Administration > Structure > Content Types > [content type] > Manage Fields >
    [field]) and, under the 'Popular Tags' fieldset, check the 'Enable popular
    tags' checkbox.

  • Create or edit a node of that content type and you'll see a list of clickable
    popular tags under the tag field (provided that there are existing tags).


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