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I found "Taglist" and "Tag Treelist" in the list of available field types in my current instance of Sitecore 9:

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but i can't find any sort of documentation on them on the official Sitecore website, nor anywhere actually.

Can anyone tell me what are they used for?

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Both field types are coming from Sitecore Experience Accelerator (SXA). You can find their implementation in Sitecore.XA.Feature.Taxonomy.dll precisely in Sitecore.XA.Feature.Taxonomy.FieldTypes namespace.

TagTreeList is used by "Tag Cloud" rendering.

This rendering looks like this (right column below Archive):

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TagList is used by "Tag List" Rendering.

Renderings can be found in Sitecore under /sitecore/layout/Renderings/Feature/Experience Accelerator/Taxonomy in "master" database.

They are defined in Sitecore.XA.Feature.Taxonomy.config

by this config patch

<controlSources>
  <source patch:before="*[@namespace='Sitecore.Shell.Applications.ContentEditor']" mode="on" namespace="Sitecore.XA.Feature.Taxonomy.FieldTypes" assembly="Sitecore.XA.Feature.Taxonomy" prefix="content"/>
</controlSources>

and also in "core" database in /sitecore/system/Field types/List Types/Taglist and /sitecore/system/Field types/List Types/Tag Treelist items.

Small details can be found here about renderings - https://doc.sitecore.net/sitecore_experience_accelerator/building_the_layout/renderings/the_sxa_renderings_and_rendering_variants#_Engagement

Both fields usage can be seen in really cool Alan Plocieniak's blog post -> https://alan-null.github.io/2017/12/sxa-blog#search-results-page.

  • thank you for that, i didn't know it was an SXA feature rather than plain sitecore. I have a question though : to use taglist, do i need to, in some way, add 'tags' to my pages in SXA? – Mie ElMansy May 17 '18 at 11:40
  • @mie No problem. Just follow Alan's blog post and you will find out how to use these renderings / fields – Peter Procházka May 17 '18 at 11:42

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