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Application: content-tagger

Tool to tag content and manage the taxonomy on GOV.UK

Relevant manual pages

Example pages published by content-tagger


Content Tagger is the publishing application for the Topic Taxonomy on GOV.UK. It also provides some functionality for tagging content in bulk.

Technical documentation

This is a Ruby on Rails app, and should follow our Rails app conventions.

You can use the GOV.UK Docker environment to run the application and its tests with all the necessary dependencies. Follow the usage instructions to get started.

Use GOV.UK Docker to run any commands that follow.

Running the test suite

bundle exec rake

Further documentation

User account types and access permissions

The Signon permissions system is used to define 4 roles.

  • Users with the signin permission have a basic level of read only access to some functionality.
  • Users with the Tagathon participant permission should have access to the Projects section of the application, but not much outside of that.
  • Users with the Managing Editor permission should be able to view the Topic Taxonomy, and move content between taxons.
  • Users with the GDS Editor have access to all functionality.


MIT License