How do you combine two similar tags? video & videos for example?


(Emilio F Castillo) #1

How do you combine two similar tags?

(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #2

Go to the tag page, like: Topics tagged tagging

Select all topics, click on the wrench, click Change Tags.

(Joshua Rosenfeld) #4

@Falco, doesn’t the Rename Tags button not do the same thing? Fewer steps, especially if the tag is used in more topics that fit on screen for select all.

Edit: OK, this doesn’t work…I could’ve sworn it worked before. Please disregard…

(Emilio F Castillo) #5

I am actually still stuck here.

When I go rename “videos” to “video” it tells me that the name has already been taken, that it already exist.

So where would I go to merge?

(Joshua Rosenfeld) #6

Hmm…that’s worked for me in the past. Give me a few moments to test please.

Edit: My test site is woefully out of date - won’t let me make tags. Working to update it…

(Anton) #7

You should do this instead:

(Emilio F Castillo) #8


That doesn’t mean anything to me. Where do I select “all topics”??..which wrench?

I clicked on the link and it takes me to a page were people are discussion several tag related issues, none of which have anything to do with my issue.

I am not looking to “change”…the situation is this, I need all posts with Tags for “videos” to become “video”. I am asking if there is a way to merge the two tags into one.

(Joshua Rosenfeld) #9

@Falco’s steps were correct. You are a moderator or admin on your site, right?

(Emilio F Castillo) #10

Yessir I am both a moderator and an admin.

(Joshua Rosenfeld) #11

Perfect, so at your site go to /tags. From there, select the tag you wish to “rename”. In the top left of the topic list, click . Once clicked, a Select All should appear. Click that. Once a topic (or topics) are selected, a wrench should appear in the top right. It looks like this: . Click that, they click Change Tags. Enter the tag you wish to combine with, and click Change Tags.

(Joshua Rosenfeld) #12

@Falco, one issue with this method - it’s destructive. Using Emilio’s example, let’s say I have 5 topics, 3 with the video tag and two with videos. One of the topics with the videos tag also has comedy. When I go to /tags/videos, select all, and change the tags to video, the comedy tag is lost. I’m about 80% certain rename tags used to work for this, but regardless, it needs to work (or there needs to be another method) to avoid losing other tags during the “rename”.

(Emilio F Castillo) #13

P E R F E C T!!! mission accomplished. I followed the insrtruction, and saw the topics and the wrench.

I am good, thank you so much.

(Régis Hanol) #14