I was trying to add product tags from frontend ,it is not working or its disabled,

Anybody have an idea of why taging is disabled in front end ?

Although i can add tags from the backend .

screenshot given below .

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  • You might want to add if this installation is completely standard or not. The theme looks like a default one but could be adapted ofcourse. Nov 19, 2014 at 13:16

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You are using the RWD theme which does not include Product Tags by default. Here's how to add them to the RWD theme:

Step 1:

  • Copy the tags template files to your theme
  • Go to app/design/frontend/base/default/template/tag
  • Copy the entire /tag folder to: -app/design/frontend/rwd/default/template

Note that you may have a custom package instead of 'rwd' and you should have a custom theme name instead of 'default'

Step 2:

  • Add the XML call to your layout open app/design/frontend/rwd/default/layout/tag.xml change the following code from:
<!-- Remove all tags functionality from theme layout -->


 <catalog_product_view translate="label">
     <label>Catalog Product View</label>
      <!-- Mage_Tag -->
     <reference name="product.info.additional">
         <block type="tag/product_list" name="product_tag_list" before="-" template="tag/list.phtml">
             <block type="page/html_wrapper" name="product.tag.list.list.before" as="list_before"
                 <label>Tags List Before</label>
                 <action method="setMayBeInvisible"><value>1</value></action>

Note that you may have a custom package instead of 'rwd' and you should have a custom theme name instead of 'default'

If you don't know which package/theme you are using you can check in the admin under System->Configuration->Design(left column)->Package(tab) & Theme(tab).

You may need to flush you Magento caches to see the changes. In the admin go to System->Cache Management and flush all Magento caches. Now refresh your website and you should see the tags show up near the bottom of the page below the Upsell Products.

  • Thanks , it worked , a doubt is that why some modules disabled in rwd theme ??
    – KTM
    Nov 20, 2014 at 4:21
  • And how to enable popular tags as a block as like in magento 1.7
    – KTM
    Nov 20, 2014 at 4:28
  • Enabling Popular tags would be a separate question, you'll want to post that in its own question. Nov 20, 2014 at 18:18
  • Okay i posted the question
    – KTM
    Nov 21, 2014 at 4:33
  • The question got flagged for being unclear. I understand it but that could be because of answering this question. The solution to adding the Popular Tags to the left column is this: 1. make sure you have products that have been 'tagged' you can submit this via the website as a customer or through the admin as an admin (Catalog -> Tags -> All Tags -> Add New Tag if you do not already have some, if you do then click on the tag and add it to a few products). Nov 21, 2014 at 21:32

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