If a post has tags, I would like to show only those tags as a list in the sidebar when viewing the single post; how do I do this?

I have searched to find a suitable plugin, but didn't find one, as all the ones I've looked up end up showing every tags on the site or for categories.

I'm happy to go with a non-plugin solution.

  • Plugin, Theme and hosting recommendations are off topic on this site.
    – kaiser
    Commented Jul 3, 2013 at 12:11
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    Thank you kaiser. Will bear the guidelines in mind for future quereis.My query is to find a way achieve the result without using a plugin, if possible.
    – Dee
    Commented Jul 3, 2013 at 15:03

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This will display the tags of the current post in an unordered list:

<?php is_single() && the_tags( '<ul class="tags"><li>', '</li><li>', '</li></ul>' ) ?> 


You'll most likely want to drop this in sidebar.php.

  • I couldn't see a sidebar.php in my template. So i added this in a widget to appear on the sidebar. Works great! Thanks
    – Dee
    Commented Jul 4, 2013 at 8:14

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