I'm looking to have the "most used tags" link within the tag meta box on the post page always be expanded. Couldn't find any helpful plugins to use.

I did find this previous post but the function doesn't seem to be working anymore - I'm wondering if something has changed since that was in 2012.

  • Thanks @Castiblanco - It's actually an internal site hidden by IP so I'm not sure I'll be able to let you browse it. I haven't modified the tagsdiv-article-tag meta box in any way if that is helpful. It is on a custom post type though with the type as post_type=article. I wonder if I need to qualify that it's on that page somehow?
    – Collin
    Jul 10, 2018 at 20:28
  • Let me know if you have any problem implementing my solution Jul 10, 2018 at 22:42

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You can do this using jQuery.

First of all, you need to add your script into your functions.php

function my_theme_scripts() {
    wp_enqueue_script( 'expand-tags', get_site_url() . '/js/expand-tags.js', array( 'jquery' ), '1.0.0', true );

add_action( 'admin_enqueue_scripts', 'my_theme_scripts' );

Then, in your file (expand-tags.js) which is located on, for example, public_html/mysite/js/, you will have to have something like this:

$(document).ready(function() {

link-post_tag is the ID of the Choose from the most used tags button, so when the page is loaded, a button click will be triggered.

  • Thank you so much - worked like a charm!!! Ended up just needing to switch #link-post_tag to #link-article-tag since the custom-post had some adjustments, but it's perfect.
    – Collin
    Jul 11, 2018 at 3:28
  • Don't forget to mark the answer as correct, glad it helped! Jul 11, 2018 at 4:12

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