November 22nd, 2012, 09:11 AM
Content Keyword Tags
I'm looking for some guidance as to how best to approach the task of allowing tags/themes on articles.
The purpose is to help people search for relevant things and maybe help a little with SEO (though random keywords may look a bit spammy?!)
The idea is that users can add themes they feel are appropriate to an article. I want to set a maximum number of tags per article and filter out repeats. I also want some sort of suggestion mechanism for trying to get some consistency (cut down on plurals and typos for example).
The website is in Perl and I have a good idea of how the backend will work, it's more the jquery/ajax that I'm still planning.
My website is on a shared host and currently has a lot of active users so I don't want to put in any unnecessary database hits (e.g. for suggestion tool). It's assumed that I will need to hit the database to save a tag so it may be better to do that on a click rather than on a space or something which may be trigger often accidently.
Are there any existing plug ins that might do the job nicely on the frontend?
November 23rd, 2012, 02:25 PM
It is a really tough question to answer about plugins though as it doesn't give any sort of information whatsoever. It's a little bit like telling a chef "I have a kind of food, what would you suggest I add to it in order for me to win first prize?" Are you using a CMS? is it coded from scratch? Catalyst? Dancer?
I think your question would be better answered in the Perl forum rather than here, provided that you give some more information.