[ANN] ActsAsTaggableOn Released

ActsAsTaggableOn, or ‘acts as taggable on steroids on steroids’, is
now available to the public!

== Overview ==

This plugin is heavily based on ActsAsTaggableOnSteroids by Jonathan
Viney. While
basic tagging functionality is handled expertly as well as tag cloud
calculations, for
many applications there may be a need to have several “tag fields” for
a given model.

For instance, in a social network, a user might have tags that are
called skills,
interests, sports, and more. There is no real way to differentiate
between tags and
so an implementation of this type is not possible with acts as
taggable on steroids.

Enter ActsAsTaggableOn. Rather than tying functionality to a specific
keyword
(namely “tags”), ActsAsTaggableOn allows you to specify an arbitrary
number of
tag “contexts” that can be used locally or in combination in the same
way AATOS
was used.

== Installation ==

The simplest way is just to install straight from the SVN:

script/plugin install
http://svn.intridea.com/svn/public/acts_as_taggable_on

== Example ==

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
acts_as_taggable_on :tags, :skills, :interests
end

@user = User.new(:name => “Bobby”)
@user.tag_list = “awesome, slick, hefty” # this should be
familiar
@user.skill_list = “joking, clowning, boxing” # but you can do it for
any context!
@user.skill_list # => [“joking”,“clowning”,“boxing”] as TagList
@user.save

@user.tags # => [<Tag name:“awesome”>,<Tag name:“slick”>,<Tag
name:“hefty”>]
@user.skills # => [<Tag name:“joking”>,<Tag name:“clowning”>,<Tag
name:“boxing”>]

User.find_tagged_with(“awesome”, :on => :tags) # => [@user]
User.find_tagged_with(“awesome”, :on => :skills) # => []

@frankie = User.create(:name => “Frankie”, :skill_list => “joking,
flying, eating”)
User.skill_counts # => [,…]

@bobby.skill_counts
@frankie.skill_counts

== Testing ==

Acts As Taggable On uses RSpec for its test coverage. If you already
have RSpec on your
application, the specs will run while using:

rake spec:plugins

Caveats, Uncharted Waters

This plugin is still under active development. Tag caching has not
been thoroughly (or even casually) tested and may not work as
expected.

Resources

SVN - http://svn.intridea.com/svn/public/acts_as_taggable_on
Trac - http://trac.intridea.com/trac/public

Copyright © 2007 Michael B. and Intridea Inc., released under
the MIT license

I have updated the plugin to allow for dynamic tag contexts. Usage
example:

@user = User.new(:name => “Bobby”)
@user.set_tag_list_on(:customs, “same, as, tag, list”)
@user.tag_list_on(:customs) # => [“same”,“as”,“tag”,“list”]
@user.save
@user.tags_on(:customs) # => [,…]
@user.tag_counts_on(:customs)
User.find_tagged_with(“same”, :on => :customs) # => [@user]

I have also fixed the missing generator, so everything should be good
to go!

Michael

Great I was just looking for something like this as I’m doing context’s
within my photo app.
Tagging People & Places wasn’t sure how I was going to do it, but now
this
has arrived :slight_smile:

God work :slight_smile:

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