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php – How to get the tags associated to an article in Joomla

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment


I need to get the TAGS associated with an article in Joomla 3.1.5

I have tried the following but they do not return a string:

echo $article->item->tags->itemTags;


$tags = $article->get("tags");

And just for the record I am loading the article info as such (getting the article title works perfectly)

$article = JTable::getInstance("content");
$pageTitle = $article->get("title");
$user =& JFactory::getUser();
How to&Answers:

If you look in components/com_content/views/article/tmpl/default.php, the tags are being displayed like so:

if ($this->params->get('show_tags', 1) && !empty($this->item->tags->itemTags)) {
    $this->item->tagLayout = new JLayoutFile('joomla.content.tags');
    echo $this->item->tagLayout->render($this->item->tags->itemTags);

So you can base it on this:

Hope it helps


If you want to load article tags in a module/plugin etc, and assuming $id is the id of the article, you can do

$tags = new JHelperTags;
$tags->getItemTags('com_content.article', $id);


Rendering article tags in a module that displays Joomla articles, such as mod_articles_latest.

$itemtags = (new JHelperTags)->getItemTags('com_content.article', $item->id);
$taglayout = new JLayoutFile('joomla.content.tags');
if( !empty($itemtags) )
    $tags = '<div class="itemtags">'.str_replace(',','',$taglayout->render($itemtags)).'</div>';


Just to add to Marko D’s answer, add this to format the tags like in an article/blog layout.

echo JLayoutHelper::render('joomla.content.tags', $tags->itemTags);