spatie / laravel-tags by spatie

Add tags and taggable behaviour to your Laravel app
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Maintainer Username: spatie
Maintainer Contact: (Freek Van der Herten)
Package Create Date: 2016-10-19
Package Last Update: 2020-01-06
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Language: PHP
License: MIT
Last Refreshed: 2020-01-17 03:40:57
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Total Downloads: 400,244
Monthly Downloads: 24,110
Daily Downloads: 1,422
Total Stars: 798
Total Watchers: 10
Total Forks: 135
Total Open Issues: 3

Add tags and taggable behaviour to a Laravel app

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This package offers taggable behaviour for your models. After the package is installed the only thing you have to do is add the HasTags trait to an Eloquent model to make it taggable.

But we didn't stop with the regular tagging capabilities you find in every package. Laravel Tags comes with batteries included. Out of the box it has support for translating tags, multiple tag types and sorting capabilities.

You'll find the documentation on

Here are some code examples:

//create a model with some tags
$newsItem = NewsItem::create([
   'name' => 'testModel',
   'tags' => ['tag', 'tag2'], //tags will be created if they don't exist

//attaching tags
$newsItem->attachTags(['tag4', 'tag5']);

//detaching tags
$newsItem->detachTags(['tag4', 'tag5']);

//syncing tags
$newsItem->syncTags(['tag1', 'tag2']); // all other tags on this model will be detached

//syncing tags with a type
$newsItem->syncTagsWithType(['tag1', 'tag2'], 'typeA'); 
$newsItem->syncTagsWithType(['tag1', 'tag2'], 'typeB'); 

//retrieving tags with a type

//retrieving models that have any of the given tags
NewsItem::withAnyTags(['tag1', 'tag2'])->get();

//retrieve models that have all of the given tags
NewsItem::withAllTags(['tag1', 'tag2'])->get();

//translating a tag
$tag = Tag::findOrCreate('my tag');
$tag->setTranslation('name', 'fr', 'mon tag');
$tag->setTranslation('name', 'nl', 'mijn tag');

//getting translations
$tag->translate('name'); //returns my name
$tag->translate('name', 'fr'); //returns mon tag (optional locale param)

//convenient translations through taggable models
$newsItem->tagsTranslated();// returns tags with slug_translated and name_translated properties
$newsItem->tagsTranslated('fr');// returns tags with slug_translated and name_translated properties set for specified locale

//using tag types
$tag = Tag::findOrCreate('tag 1', 'my type');

//tags have slugs
$tag = Tag::findOrCreate('yet another tag');
$tag->slug; //returns "yet-another-tag"

//tags are sortable
$tag = Tag::findOrCreate('my tag');
$tag->order_column; //returns 1
$tag2 = Tag::findOrCreate('another tag');
$tag2->order_column; //returns 2

//manipulating the order of tags

Spatie is a webdesign agency based in Antwerp, Belgium. You'll find an overview of all our open source projects on our website.


This package requires Laravel 5.8 or higher, PHP 7.1.3 or higher and a database that supports json fields and functions such as MySQL 5.7 or higher.


You can install the package via composer:

composer require spatie/laravel-tags

The package will automatically register itself.

You can publish the migration with:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Spatie\Tags\TagsServiceProvider" --tag="migrations"

After the migration has been published you can create the tags and taggables tables by running the migrations:

php artisan migrate

You can optionally publish the config file with:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Spatie\Tags\TagsServiceProvider" --tag="config"

This is the contents of the published config file:

return [

     * The given function generates a URL friendly "slug" from the tag name property before saving it.
     * Defaults to Str::slug (
    'slugger' => null, 


You'll find the documentation on

Find yourself stuck using the package? Found a bug? Do you have general questions or suggestions for improving the laravel-tags package? Feel free to create an issue on GitHub, we'll try to address it as soon as possible.

If you've found a bug regarding security please mail instead of using the issue tracker.


  1. Copy .env.example to .env and fill in your database credentials.
  2. Run composer test.


Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


If you discover any security related issues, please email instead of using the issue tracker.


You're free to use this package, but if it makes it to your production environment we highly appreciate you sending us a postcard from your hometown, mentioning which of our package(s) you are using.

Our address is: Spatie, Samberstraat 69D, 2060 Antwerp, Belgium.

We publish all received postcards on our company website.


Support us

Spatie is a webdesign agency based in Antwerp, Belgium. You'll find an overview of all our open source projects on our website.

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The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.