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Adding Tags Using Django-Taggit in Django Project

Last Updated : 18 Apr, 2022
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Django-Taggit is a Django application which is used to add tags to blogs, articles etc. It makes very easy for us to make adding the tags functionality to our django project.
Setting up Django Project

  • Installing django-taggit 
pip install django-taggit
  • ADD it to Main Project’s file 



  • Changes To file 

Add TaggableManager in your post, blog, article modal


from django.db import models
from django.utils.timezone import now
from taggit.managers import TaggableManager
class Post(models.Model):
    postid = models.AutoField(primary_key=True)
    title = models.CharField(max_length=255)
    content = models.TextField()
    author = models.CharField(max_length=100)
    postauthor = models.ForeignKey(User, on_delete=models.CASCADE)
    slug = models.SlugField(unique=True)
    category = models.CharField(max_length=200)
    timestamp = models.DateTimeField(default=now, blank=True)
    tags = TaggableManager()

After adding TaggableManager run following commands in terminal

  • python makemigrations
    python migrate

The TaggableManager will show up automatically as a field in post modal 


The Taggit Modal will also appear automatically as a separate modal in admin panel 


Taggit Modal In Admin Panel



Adding tags 

1) If the tags input doesn’t contain any commas or double quotes, it will be taken as space-delimited list of 
tag names. 

geeks for geeks => "geeks", "for", "geeks"

2) If the tags input does contain commas or double quotes then : 

a) geeks, geeks for geeks            =>   "geeks", "geeks for geeks" 
b) "geeks, forgeeks" geek geeksfor   =>   "geeks, forgeeks", "geek", "geeksfor"
c) "geeks, forgeeks", geek geeksfor  =>   "geeks, forgeeks", "geeks geeksfor"
d) geeks "for" geeks                 =>   "geeks", "for", "geeks"


After Adding Tags to the posts the taggit modal will look like :


All the tags which are associated with different posts will appear in tags modal under taggit


On clicking the particular tag, There will come a list of all the posts associated with that particular tag. Now this model can be used with the project like other models


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