Is there anyway we can display tags similar to category selection in WordPress dashboard when editing/adding posts? If we go to publish a new post, we can see a list of categories as checkbox, I want to have similar thing for tags instead of searching for tags I want to have a checkbox.

I do not have any custom post types or anything, just regular WordPress posts.

Any ideas how to achieve this? thanks

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If you don't want to use a plugin, there's a really good explanation from CSS Tricks about how to convert tags from "flat" to "hierarchical".



Perhaps this one could help you:



I found this after hours so I figured I share the finding Plugin Select All Categories and Taxonomies, Change Checkbox to Radio Buttons by Moove Agency

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