Rename and Delete tags

Thanks for creating this. I would say start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.

And maybe they could be commented out at the beginning if the note already has commented out content. I think that would be helpful for some as default behavior.


I agree with you in not creating a front matter if it is not there. Personally, I don’t use front matter. I use tags extensively (sometimes 10+ tags per note), and I always put them at the very bottom of the note. Seeing that amount of tags at the beginning of it might be a bit annoying for me.
Also, I don’t think wrapping the tags in a comment would be a preferance for most users (might complicate the search too)
So, can I be greedy again and ask if you can make it a choice in the options of the plugin, so the user can decide either to put them at the very beginning of the note or the very bottom? If this is not doable, then my +1 would definitely go for the ‘end of the note’
Thanks again for the great plugin, and have a nice day!


At the moment I don’t have a use for tagging in this way, so don’t expect such a feature any time soon. :wink:

As for comments, it would not complicate the search since the new %% comments do not affect search. They simply prevent rendering in the preview.

Anyway, as you can see from the differing opinions in this thread, a configuration setting would be required. And I’m pretty sure there would still be people wanting it to be added as a list item, or under some subheading, or yet another way of doing it. So I’m not going to start down that road unless there are sponsors for that sort of work.

If I did implement this feature for myself, though, I would lean towards creating front matter, if there was a way to collapse it by default in editing mode. (I understand the latest Obsidian persists folding state, but that may not be enough since I’m not sure if that persistence is for the actual note, or just any open view of the note.)

Even so, that’s further down my priority list for Tag Wrangler at the moment; I’d be more likely to implement “tag notes” first: i.e. being able to click on a tag in the tag pane and have it open a note that has an alias matching the tag name. (And ideally, make clicking on tags with such a note open the note instead of the search.)


What’s the status of this request? I’ve seen only its tag: valuable.
I have no intention of using software in which editing is prevented to this degree.
Service providers are not supposed to prevent people from using their service.

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This sounds a bit rude - specially considering that the software is free to use. Anyways, if you would have taken the time to read a couple of the latest reply´s - you would have found that there is a 3rd party plugin that solves this already.


I was surprised how easy it was to edit and delete tags even without the feature in Obsidian or use of plugin. It can be done manually via a mass search and replace of tags across your vault using other free software (allowing you to edit (replace tag with desired version) or delete (replace tag with nothing)).

I think it is a natural reaction to be annoyed with small problems when you really like most everything else. So in a way the “rudeness” may be a sort of compliment. Like the moment everything seems too good to be true and you realize it wasn’t true. But it is still really good and therefore approaching that too good you initially imagined.

But this can only happen when people truly work together. And some people attempt to help in unique and misunderstood ways at first but can come through strong later. I will hold out hope. And, I will admit I was a little frustrated trying to accomplish certain things when I started back in August but mostly everything I was concerned with either had other solutions or has been solved.

Sorry for the ramble. I just wanted to welcome @Julian.Dumitrascu to a great community here that will totally forgive and forget any disappointment you may have with the hopes you stick around and be part of the solution.



Thats a good advice for sure, thanks for the different perspective.


+1 for this feature

Whereas I could rename and delete tags in multi-file search/replace with BBEdit, still this functionality would be essential in Obsidian. By the way, how about tag values (as in TaskPaper)? (Just asking :slight_smile: .)

+1 for this

Just adding my +1 as well

Another +1

+1 for this feature!

Please, add this feature

Yes, I need this too

Yes this request big time

Wouldn’t Find and Replace work for this?

For deleting, Find #tag Replace “”

Yes, please - delete and rename tags! I imported a bunch of markdown files and now my tags pane is cluttered - can’t find my own. I’d like to just wipe them out and start from scratch to create a better tagxonomy.

See the comment above by @pjeby about his brilliant Tag Wrangler plugin, which takes care of pretty much everything still being asked for: Rename and Delete tags - #31 by pjeby


Yes please.

Need this feature badly. Now I really want to add more tags but not gonna make them at the moment because the “Rename-&-Delete” function for Tags is not available and I don’t wanna keep the tags if I might have no use for them in the future. The lack of this feature is quite inconvenient and disappoints me since I’m just getting started on Obsidian.

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