Where in the Craft Control Panel can I globally delete a tag?

Not from a specific entry, but completely out of the system.

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Currently it’s not possible to delete tags (or otherwise manage them).

  • Can I access it via phpmyadmin and delete the tag from the DB?
    – osh
    Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 11:14
  • @Oyvind you'd have to delete it from all the tables the tag is defined or referenced ('craft_tags', 'craft_relations'!!, 'craft_entryversions', ...). I wouldn't recommend doing it!
    – carlcs
    Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 11:45
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    @Oyvind You just need to figure out the tag ID, and then delete that row in craft_elements. All the other tables will take care of themselves from there. Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 17:10
  • Is this still the case? No way to manage tags yet? If you misspell a tag, it auto-populates when you try to spell it correctly.
    – jthomas
    Commented Nov 30, 2016 at 20:42
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    @jthomas You can edit tags by double-clicking on them after selecting, to change their name and custom fields. Commented Feb 27, 2017 at 19:32

I was searching for a way to do this as well, and as the answer indicates, it's not possible. However, by double-clicking on a tag you want to delete you can rename it to something else – so you can't delete it, but you can change it. You just have to remember when it comes time to create a new tag to rename that existing tag instead of creating a new one.


There is a third-party plugin called Tag Manager that let's you delete tags.


Delete the Tag Field in Settings > Fields.

More about Tags Fields: http://buildwithcraft.com/docs/tags-fields


This answer is incorrect. The correct answer is:

Currently it’s not possible to delete tags (or otherwise manage them).


  • That doesn't make sense, cause I don't want to delete all tags, just two specific tags.
    – osh
    Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 13:03
  • Each tag is contained in its own field. Therefore, just delete the fields that contain the tags you want to get rid of. Screenshot: cl.ly/Wa57 Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 13:11
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    Technically tags are stored within their Tag Groups, not the actual fields. Deleting a Tags field won’t actually delete any of the tags in the group – only deleting the group will do that. Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 13:16

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