Build a WordPress Tag Generator With TaxoPress

We often get asked by TaxoPress users if they can use the plugin as a tag generator. These users want a tool that scans their content and creates new tags.

Yes, this is possible with the TaxoPress plugin. TaxoPress has a feature that can analyze your content and automatically add new terms. This tag generator will be very useful for anyone who creates a lot of content.

This feature is called “Auto Terms” and it works by integrating with the , , Dandelion or LSEG systems to scan content and create terms.


Why use a WordPress Tag Generator?

For TaxoPress users and others, a “tag generator” is a tool that automatically creates relevant tags for content on a website. These tags are short, descriptive keywords or phrases that are associated with your posts. They serve as a way to categorize and organize your WordPress posts, making it easier for users to find what they're looking for and for search engines to index and rank the content appropriately.

Here are a few reasons why WordPress users might want to use a tag generator:

  1. Improved Searchability: Tags help improve the searchability of content in WordPress posts. Click here to see how to include tags in results.
  2. Enhanced User Experience: Tags provide a convenient way for visitors to navigate and filter through content. They can quickly find related articles or items by clicking on relevant tags.
  3. Organizing Content: Tags help organize content into logical categories or topics. This can be especially important for websites with a large volume of diverse content.
  4. SEO Benefits: Properly implemented tags can have positive effects on Search Engine Optimization (SEO). They can help search engines understand the context and relevance of your content, potentially leading to higher rankings in search results. When users perform Google searches, tags can serve as additional keywords and landing pages that may match their query, increasing the likelihood of your content being found. See how to customize your tag archive pages in WordPress.
  5. Content Recommendations: Tags can be used to power content recommendation systems. For example, if a user is reading an article about technology, tags can be used to suggest related articles on similar topics. See how to use the Related Posts feature in TaxoPress.
  6. Content Analytics and Insights: Tags can be used to track and analyze user behavior and engagement with specific topics or categories. This information can help website owners understand what types of content are most popular or resonating with their audience.
  7. Consistency and Standardization: A tag generator can help ensure that tags are applied consistently across the website, reducing the likelihood of duplicates or inconsistent naming conventions.

An example WordPress Tag Generator

Let's see an example of how this tag generator feature works.

In this screenshot below, I've created a new post, using the text from the “About Us” page on WordPress.org. Any terms linked to this post should be about WordPress.

WordPress post for a tag generator demo

I'm going to use the Dandelion integration for this example. When I publish this post, TaxoPress scans the post and automatically adds new terms, as you can see in the image below. These terms did not exist on the website before. TaxoPress has operated as a tag generator, using Dandelion and the “Auto Terms” feature.

WordPress post with terms from a tag generator

You just adjust the sensitivity of this tag generator. For example, if you're using the Dandelion integration, you can choose the “Dandelion API confidence value”. You can configure the setting to provides a few, accurate new terms. or a wide range of new terms.

The "Dandelion API confidence value" setting that provides a few, accurate suggestions

This feature can work with any taxonomy and post type. For example, in the image below, I have a product. Using the “Auto Terms” feature and the Dandelion integration, TaxoPress has scanned the content and added new terms into the “Product tags” area. As you can see TaxoPress, can operate as a tag generator. For more specific WooCommerce help, see more on how TaxoPress can automatically create WooCommerce Product Tags and Categories.

A WooCommerce product with terms from a tag generator

In the next screenshot, you can see an example with bbPress. In this example, TaxoPress used the integration to scan a new bbPress topic and automatically added new terms to the “Topic Tags” area.

A bbPress post with terms from a tag generator

It's not only text that can be analyzed, because TaxoPress can also generate tags related to WordPress media.


How does this tag generator feature work?

This tag generator tool uses the “Auto Terms” feature to add new terms is built on top of four external services: , , Dandelion and LSEG. You can use either one (or even several) to analyze your content. The option to use these services is available only in .

You will need to get an API key to use Auto Terms: click here for Dandelion instructions and click here for Open Calais.

Once you have an API key, go to “TaxoPress”, then “Auto Terms” in your WordPress admin menu. You can enter your API key here on the “Sources” tab.

You can enter your API key here on the "Sources" tab

If you are nervous about trusting an automated system to , you also have the option of addition of having these terms appear as suggestions. This allows you to see all the terms produced by the service, and manually choose which ones to use.

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