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In any SE site, there are suggestions that pop out when you are writing in the Tag field. Is there any way of doing something similar in Wordpress? (a simple vertical list is enough).

(Maybe helped with jQuery).

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jQuery autocomplete – kaiser Aug 22 '11 at 15:19
@kaiser Is jQuery able to get Wordpress tags? – janoChen Aug 22 '11 at 16:26
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It should do this by default if there are tags to suggest, but I think there's a little bit of a delay before the suggestions show. You can also choose from your most used tags, which some might find easier to use.

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are you sure it is by default? because I've never seen that feature. – janoChen Aug 22 '11 at 16:30
Yep, I use it quite often and just tested it out. – helenhousandi Aug 22 '11 at 16:32
Do I have to activate it? Because I typed some letters and waited for 2 minutes and nothing popped up. – janoChen Aug 22 '11 at 16:48
No, shouldn't have to activate anything, but of course it will only match tags you have previously used. Do you have any JS errors or a plugin/theme installed that could be interfering with it? Here's a screenshot of it working for me: cl.ly/3E323P2G40413t3L1m39 – helenhousandi Aug 22 '11 at 16:59
Oh now, I understand. No, my idea was to make tags that are stored in the database pop up. Not the ones I've already used myself. – janoChen Aug 23 '11 at 1:24

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