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User Profile Tag

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Open Social Open Social • 13 December 2016

Profile tags are a great way to differentiate and highlight certain users.

A profile tag can only be assigned manually to a user by a content or site manager. The tag will be visible to other users on the profile or in the teaser (please see the examples below).


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Examples of profile tags

  • A special role within the community (editor, publisher)
  • A staff member
  • A special training that users have completed (like a badge)
  • etc.

Profile tags can also be used to filter and search for members, for example, in search results. 


filters in search
filters in search



How to assign a profile tag to a user

  • Both content managers and site managers can assign profile tags to a user on the edit profile page.
  • In order to assign a profile tag to a user, please first make sure the relevant terms are created in the profile tag taxonomy set. Go to Dashboard > Taxonomies > profile tag.


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Sublevels for profile tags

It is possible to create sublevels within profile tags. This is similar to content tagging, where tags can have ‘children’ that are a level below the main tag.

If only one top-level exists, the current behavior for tags is preserved. If a user is tagged with a sub-level tag, then they also receive the top-level tag to make it easy to search for this person. 

To create a sublevel tag, you just need to make sure to select a parent tag when creating or editing a tag. 

choose parent level

When adding or editing tags on a profile, tags on different levels are indicated by one or several  '-'

tag settings

In order not to make the displaying of tags overly complex, we show all the parent and sublevel tags in the same way:


profile tags showing