Yii 1.1: etagger

Yii extension wrapping the jQuery UI Tagger Widget

The JQuery UI Tagger widget allows your users to enter a bounded or unbounded list of attributes in a text field in a "comma separated" way. Forming tags in process. For example:


Or in the bounded case:


The tags are formed just after the "," is pressed.


Yii 1.1 or above


Extract the contents of the zip file directly into protected/extensions/


Simple usage

echo CHtml::label("Tags for your post:","widget");
    $this->widget('ext.ETagger.ETagger', array('name'=>'widget'));

Custom options

echo CHtml::label("Enter your 5 favorite car manufacturers:","widget3");
    $this->widget('ext.ETagger.ETagger', array(
        'options'=> array(
            'colorFunction'=>'js:function(label) {
                    switch (label) {
                        case "Ferrari":
                            return {font:"#FFF", background:"#D32232"};
                        case "BMW":
                            return {font:"#FFF", background:"#2F749E"};
                        case "Audi":
                            return {font:"#C1C1C1", background:"#505962"};
                        case "Nissan":
                            return {font:"#FFF", background:"#274A84"};
                            return{font:"#FFF", background:"#318038"};

Linked model

$model = User::model()->findByPk(1);
    $this->widget('ext.ETagger.ETagger', array(
        'options'=> array(

It should work in conjunction with jquery ui autocomplete extension


The following parameters are accepted by the widget:

  • model: the data model associated with this widget
  • attribute: the attribute associated with this widget
  • separator: the separator for the keywords (default=',')
  • name: the name of the input field. This must be set if [model] is not set.
  • keywords: array of data for filling the default values.
  • width: width of the resulting element, css valid (ex: "500px")
  • limit: int number of tags to be allowed
  • tagClass: name of the CSS class to be applied to each tag (span element) (default='tag')
  • taggerWrapperClass: name of the CSS class to the tag container (div element) (default='tagger-input-container')
  • options: array of additional options for the jQuery UI Tagger Widget. Please refer to the wiki in the project page for more info on this options
  • useDefaultCSS: boolean that tells the extension if it should load a default set of styles for the tags and their container (default=true). Please note that the recommended usage is to set this to false and use [tagClass] and [taggerWrapperClass] to your own styles.


JQuery UI Tagger project page

Demo: TODO

Total 4 comments

#10465 report it
paskuale at 2012/10/30 08:25am

Hi, thanks for share, small sample for autocomplete cases?

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morteza at 2012/05/19 07:55am

hi. Problem in file extract "ETagger-v0.1.zip"

#8154 report it
Raoul at 2012/05/13 06:20am

First "out of the box" test : it works just fine !

Good work denn1s ... and thanks for this extension

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Denn1s at 2012/05/13 02:29am
By the author

This is my very first extension, so comments and recommendations will be very appreciated. Just please try to be gentle.

Recommendations for the JQuery UI widget will be relied to the author.

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