Tags restricted to a category are not available to plugins or components

I have noticed that plugins or theme components that are using the field type: list list_type: tag do not allow the use of tags that are restricted to a category. On my site I have everything in tag groups and assign those to many different categories to restrict usage.

I’ve ran into this in the Custom Wizard plugin (where I need access to all tags), and @merefield’s new TLP theme component.

Is this intentional behavior? Is there any chance this could be changed? It is really limiting, especially with the Custom Wizard plugin since I am trying to create a wizard that will create a new topic, but I can’t access any of my tags as options because they are all assigned to categories, the wizard could be going to a multitude of categories, but I would be setting up logic to restrict them to the right categories.

I know it’s edge use case, but some more flexibility here would be really nice!

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Yes in case I’m missing something this behaviour doesn’t make sense? Whilst you might want to restrict use of tags to particular Categories this shouldn’t prevent you including them in a broader selection, for example in a site setting that features a set of site wide tags.

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I guess there’s no chance of getting this changed ehh? :sadpanda:

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I hate to drag this back up, but this limitation is so frustrating. I understand there is opportunity for failure if you select a category with a tag that can’t accept it, but there should be a bit more flexibility here. Thanks!