Simple Yet Powerful jQuery Tags Input Plugin - Tag This

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Simple Yet Powerful jQuery Tags Input Plugin - Tag This

Tag This is an easy-to-use jQuery plugin to create a tagging input that allows you to manage tags programmatically.


  • Use comma, Enter key or a custom delimiter to add tags.
  • Click on the 'x' button to remove a tag.
  • Tags validation with custom regex patterns.
  • Duplicate tags checker.
  • Auto suggest tags as a user types.

Basic usage:

1. Load the jQuery library and the jquery.tagthis.js script at the bottom of the web page.

<script src="//"></script>
<script src="path/to/jquery.tagthis.js"></script>

2. Load the jquery-tag-this.css in the head section for basic styles.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="path/to/jquery-tag-this.css">

3. Create a normal text input that will be turned into a tagging UI control.

<input type="text" id="simple-tags" name="simple-tags">

4. Call the plugin on the input on page load.


5. That's it. You can override the default settings listed below to customize your tagging system.

// Suggest tags as a user types
// jQuery UI autocomplete widget is required
autocompleteSource: null

// Allow the user to type to add tags.
interactive : true,

// The placeholder text
defaultText : 'type to tag',

// An extra delimiter that you can use to trigger the creation of a tag.
createTagWith : ',',

// Hide the element you called tagThis() on 
hideOriginal : true,

// Prevent duplicate tags from being entered.
noDuplicates : false,

// Remove the last tag in an interactive input with the backspace key.
removeWithBackspace : true,

// Validate tags as email addresses
email : true

// Validate tags against a custom regex pattern.
regex : '',

// maximum characters
maxChars : 0,

// maximum tags
maxTags : 0,

// width of the container
width : '300px',

// height of the container
height : '100px'

Change log:


  • added comma default delimiter
  • added arrow key support

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by dangribbin. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.