WordPress Tags With Custom Title Attribute

Every WordPress theme uses the_tags() function to display the tags for the current post, and it works fine. However, it will only display the link with no title and if you need a title attribute you have to make a custom function that uses get_the_tags(). Function below enables you to specify a custom title format when displaying the tags:

function the_better_tags($title = null){
	if(null === $title){
		$title = __('More articles tagged with %tag%');
	$tags = get_the_tags();
	foreach ($tags as $tag){
		$tag_link = get_tag_link($tag->term_id);
		$html_title = str_replace("%tag%", $tag->name, $title);
		$html_tags .= "<a href='{$tag_link}' title='{$html_title}'>";
		$html_tags .= "{$tag->name}</a>, ";
	$html_tags = substr_replace($html_tags,'',-2);
	echo $html_tags;

Let's just go through the code quickly. First the function checks if a custom title attribute is specified. If not, "More articles on %tag%" string is used. The %tag% keyword will be replaced with the name of the tag so you can control where the name will appear (or omit it completely). Couple of examples for tag named "Vacation":

Each tag is separated by a coma, but the last coma is removed with the substr_replace function. Use this function just as you would use the_tags() in a theme.

<?php if (has_tag()){ ?>
    <p class="tags"><?php the_better_tags(); ?></p>
<?php } ?>

...or with a custom title format:

<?php if (has_tag()){ ?>
    <p class="tags"><?php the_better_tags('More like %tag%'); ?></p>
<?php } ?>

Using the same principle you can build a new function with your custom HTML output (list, image, whatever you want) or just expand this one and add what you need.