tag page

From IndieWeb

A tag page is a page that provides a way to browse and navigate posts on that site with a specific tag.

If you’re looking for a page of the tags in use on a site, see:

If you’re looking for sites that aggregate tagged content across sites, see:

If you’re looking for tags inline in content preceded with a '#', see:

IndieWeb Examples

Aaron Parecki

Aaron Parecki has tag pages at /tag/NAME_OF_TAG, e.g.

His tag pages include a list of the following, all date-time ordered together:

  • all of his posts (of any kind) with that tag
  • any comments with that tag made in-reply-to his posts
  • any posts of others' with that tag that he replied to.
  • ...

Marty McGuire

Marty McGuire added linked tag support on 2017-02-20. Tags appear in the footer or header of posts, marked up with .p-category and linked to a tag page.

Eddie Hinkle

Eddie Hinkle implemented linked tags (on 2018-01-01).

His tag pages include a list of the following, all date-time ordered together:

  • all of his posts (of any kind) with that tag

Past Examples

Kyle Mahan

Kyle Mahan had tag pages: has an old-fashioned list of tags at the end of each post. hashtags that are added inline automatically populate the tag list (so that they will appear twice, once inline, once in the list). (Originally implemented in Red Wind (on 2014-05-09) (on development hiatus), now implemented by using Known).

  • Example: https://kylewm.com/tag/indieweb (needs Internet Archive link)

Software Examples

Examples of publishing software that automatically creates tag pages for each tag used for posts on a site using that software.


Mastodon creates tag pages for each tag in every post by every user on an instance or shown in the home feed of a user on that instance. E.g.

And then shows all posts on that instance with that tag, and all posts with that tag shown in the home feed of any user on that instance. In this way, Mastodon’s tag pages are somewhere between a single-site-specific tag page and an all-sites "tag aggregation" page.

Silo Examples

Examples from silos on their websites:


Flickr calls them "Recently tagged" and has separate sections in one tag page for your things with that tag vs all things on their site with that tag.


Medium aggregates tagged posts from all of their users into one shared taxonomy across all of Medium where it presents them in lists.


Naming Background

Previously in the tag aggregation page, we realized that the term was ambiguously used for the specific meaning of aggregation across sites, as well as collections of tagged posts on a single site. The following brainstorm & discussion resulted in choosing "tag page" and thus the creation of this page:

Brainstorming / existing use:

  • tag feed
    • "feed" implies you can subscribe to it and that the content is reverse time ordered and updates often
  • tag stream - Tantek Çelik :P brainstorm suggestion
  • tag collection - Tantek Çelik ;) brainstorm suggestion
  • tag exhaust - Shane Becker :P brainstorm suggestion
  • tag page - Kartik Prabhu brainstorm suggestion
    • +1 Tantek Çelik phrase allows for many different models (including feed/stream or other presentations)
    • +1 Aaron Parecki my tag pages are also a feed, since they are reverse chronological and have microformats markup, but I prefer the term "tag page"
    • +1 Anthony Ciccarello I think of them using this term

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