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ImageCloud

This plugin adds a new format to the `wp_tag_cloud` function, allowing for image based -- Wordle-like -- tag clouds.

Can you provide me with an example?

Add the following text to a page to add the image-based tag-cloud. This cloud will have tags that have different shades of gray depending on their occurance.

[imagecloud fgcolor="CCCCCC" fgcolor2="000000" bgcolor="FFFFFF"]

I don't like the cloud created. Can I recreate it?

The current version has no specific option-page to do so. Clouds are regenerated when:

  1. the corresponding taxonomy (tags) are changed.
  2. The cache is empty. You can clear the cache by removing all files from the cache directory (inside the imagecloud directory in your plugins directory).

What is the algorithm you use?

Regrettably, the Wordle algorithms are not made public. Therefore I had to create one myself. The algorithm used is pretty straightforward. Images are rotated based by chance based on the percentup variable. All images are then positioned one by one around the center of the cloud. There is some randomness in the positioning as I've learned that this will actually improve the layout of the cloud.

This algorithm is very simple and improvements can definitly be made! Any suggestion is welcome...

Requires: 2.7?, PHP5 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.8.4
Last Updated: 2009-10-18
Downloads: 1,700

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