How to Create Joomla Tag (Step by Step With Pictures)

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Want to create Joomla tag? Tags are also a special way to sort articles just like Joomla categories!

This JovialGuide will show you how to create Joomla tags.

Why Create Joomla Tags?

Joomla tags are helpful to your website especially in SEO. It helps group your Joomla contents, which do make it easier to sort/arrange/group your Joomla articles.

This is also helpful when your Joomla website users are searching for a specific article, they can use the tags you created to easily find the article they are looking for.

Joomla tags are different from Joomla categories.

How to Create and Modify Joomla Tags

Creating Joomla tags is not difficult!

This JovialGuide is written with steps to enable you easily understand how to create and modify Joomla tags.

How to Create a Joomla Tag

Step 1

Log in to the Control Panel of your Joomla website. The login page of your Joomla website could be accessed by adding /administrator to the end of the homepage URL. For example; if your Joomla website URL is, adding /administrator to the end of becomes When the go or enter button is pressed, it displays the admin login page of your Joomla website. You can now enter your admin username and password.

Step 2

On the control panel of your Joomla website, click on components » tags.

If you are new to Joomla, we recommend you see how to learn Joomla and how to use Joomla.

Step 3

On the tags page, click on new.

Step 4

Enter the details for the tag you are creating.

Step 5

Click the save button (when you are done) to save your new Joomla tag.

Editing an Already Created Joomla Tag

Tick the check box beside the Joomla tag name you want to modify and click edit (at the top of the tags page).

To create more Joomla tags, repeat the steps above to create as many tags as you would like!

Quick Recap: How to Create a Joomla Tag

  • Step 1 – Log in to the control panel of the Joomla website you would like to create tags for
  • Step 2 – Click on components » tags
  • Step 3 – Click on new
  • Step 4 – Enter the details for the tag you are creating
  • Step 5 – Hit the save button when you are done


With the help of Joomla tags, your articles would become easier for your website users to find (when they search for them according to their tags).

Its effect on SEO is that it encourages faster indexing of articles. The moment your Joomla tag gets indexed by search engines, the post that has that tag is next!

Joomla tags usually get indexed first before their posts. They even perform better on search engine results than posts.

Other Joomla tutorials are available.

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