Benjamin Curtis

Speculations on Web Development

Rails Plugins Tagged

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By popular demand, the Rails plugin directory now has tagging support.

When you view a plugin, such as acts_as_authenticated, you will see a Tags section where all the tags that have been added to the plugin are listed, as well as a box for adding your own tags. The tag box is ajax-ified, of course, with the added bonus of graceful degredation complements of respond_to.

Searching on tags is simple… just use the plugin search box. If you only want to see plugins specifically tagged with a tag, and not the ones that also match based on search, then you can specify the tag in the url, like so:

But wait! There’s more!

If you go to a specific tag URL like, you’ll notice an RSS link at the bottom of the page (and auto-detected by your browser) for a feed that gets updated when plugins get tagged with that tag. In this case, that feed would be

And all of this plugin goodness is free, free, free! What more could you want?