The Smart Hashtags (formerly hashtagger) Plugin allows you to use #hashtags, @usernames and $cashtags in your posts
This plugin uses the WordPress Tag system to automatically convert a #hashtag into a Post Tag. Each #hashtag is added as a “normal” tag (without leading hash) to the post, so it is fully compatible with existing tags!
Just type anywhere in a post
This adds “hashtag” as tag to the current post and on links to tag archive page for “hashtag” when showing the post.
Use +#hashtag to only link to a tag archive page without adding “hashtag” as tag to the post. When showing the post the link is showed as “#hashtag” (without “+”). If the tag does not exist the text remains unchanged and no link is created.
Use duplicate ##hashes to tell the plugin that this word should not be converted into a tag. Duplicate hashes are replaced by a single hash when showing the post.
This creates a link either to the Profile Page or the Website of User “username”. The usage of @usernames can be activated optionally. If the username does not exist the text remains unchanged and no link is created. It is highly recommended to use @nicknames instead of @usernames to enhance security (read more).
Use @@username to avoid link creation. When showing the post this is displayed as “@username” without link (@username feature has to be activated).
This creates a link to the concerning stock symbol at MarketWatch, Google Finance, Yahoo Finance or StockTwits. The usage of $cashtags can be activated optionally. $cashtags link to the concerning stock symbol at MarketWatch, Google Finance or Yahoo Finance. Notice: stock symbols can not be validated, using a invalid stock symbol will cause an not found error on the target site.
Use $$cashtag to avoid link creation. When showing the post this is displayed as “$cashtag” without link ($cashtag feature has to be activated).
If you activate the @username feature it is highly recommended to use @nickname instead of @username (read more)!
Post Types and Section Types
It is possible to use #hashtags, @usernames and $cashtags on Posts, on Pages and on Custom Post Types within Content, Title and Excerpt. Activate only the Post Types and Section Types you want to be processed to avoid unnecessary processing for best performance.
Additional CSS Class(es) to add to the #hashtag and @username links can be configured on the plugins setting page.
Display of links in front end
Optionally all symbols (#, @, $) can be removed from the links generated in front end.
Display of Tags in front end
There’s an option to automatically add a hash symbol in front of tags (e.g. when using the Tag Cloud Widget).
Docs & Support
Video: How to use hashtags in WordPress (Note: The video is outdated! A new version will be created as soon as possible.)
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- This plugin does not collect or store any data
- This plugin does not send any data to external servers
This plugin is compatible with ClassicPress.
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do_hashtagger( $content ) in your theme files to process #hashtags and @usernames in $content.
What characters can a hashtag include?
The hashtag detection follows the rules for hashtags used on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and so on. The minimum length for a hashtag is 2 characters. A hashtag must not start with a number (this can be changed optionally). A hashtag not only ends at a space but also at punctuation marks and other special characters. A hashtag may contain underscores.
Does this also work for pages?
Yes and No. Yes – the plugin can add the tags also for pages. No – WordPress does not show the tags section for pages and also pages are not listed on tag archives.
This plugin does not change this behavior of WordPress because there already exist several plugins that add the tag functionality for pages. Please use one of them if you want to tag your pages.
How to change the Tag base?
The Tag base for the Tag Archive Page URL (e.g. example.com/tag/anytag) can be set on the ‘Permalink Settings’ page under ‘Tag base’ in your WP admin.
This can be set on hashtagger Settings Page. @username links can either link to the Users Profile Page or to the Users Webiste (Users Profile Page if no Webpage is set). When linking to Users Website the link can be opened in a new window if desired.
Why should I use @nicknames instead of @usernames
This is important to enhance WordPress security. Please take a look at the Manual.
Yes, just activate this feature.
Yes, just activate this feature.
Can I regenerate all existing Posts after changing Settings?
Yes, you can regenerate all affected objects (Post, Pages, Custom Posts) using the current settings.
Where can I get help?
Please use the Support Forum.
Contributors & Developers
“Smart Hashtags [#hashtagger]” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- bugfix regarding default settings
- bugfix to avoid multiple hash symbols
- Settings interface adapted to my other plugins
- bug fix for version 7.0 and 7.1
- Ignore Blocks added
- Ignore List added
- security vulnerability in AJAX call fixed
- make use of $wp_rewrite->get_extra_permastruct() to show current tag base URL
- UI improvements
- code improvement
- StockTwits added as link target for $cashtags
- further UI-improvements
- option to only process singular posts added
- many code optimizations
- minor UI-improvements
- faulty display in WP 4.9 fixed
- Option to automatically add hash symbol in front of tags
- Redesigned admin interface
- Code improvement
- Option to only create tags from #hashtags, but do not show links
- Bug fix Tag Regeneration
- Enhanced Polylang support to allow same hashtag in several languages
- Option to allow hashtags starting with numbers
- Uage of cashtags to link to stock symbols
- Optionally remove symbols in front of generated links in front end
- Works now with User Submitted Posts
- Works now with Barley for WordPress
- Hook filters only when needed
- Spanish translation added (thanks to Andrew for translating)
- Completely rewritten with a lot of new Settings and a feature to regenerate existing objects
- Optionally use @nicknames instead of @usernames (thanks to joeymalek for pointing out)
do_hashtagger()Theme Function (thanks to joinfof for the idea)
- Optional usage of @usernames
- Syntax +#hashtag to create link only without adding tag
- Solved: do not use hex color codes in css as hashtags (see this Support topic)
- hashtags can contain non ASCII characters
- hashtags must not start with a number
- hashtags can start after punctuation marks without whitespace
- hashtags end at punctuation marks
- Option to specify css class added
- German translation added
- Initial Release