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[Plugin: WP Cumulus] cloud of links to pages (9 posts)

  1. mpmchugh
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Is there a way to make use of WP Cumulus to have all links to a set of Pages?

    Is there a way to do this with a Links category by using the link_category taxonomy parameter?

    Or perhaps just passing it an XML file of links? (last resort, as I'd like it manageable in WordPress somehow)

    Thanks,
    Michael

  2. Roy Tanck
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    In the current version you could hack the wp-cumulus.php file to force the movie to load an XML file. This should happen if you comment out the line that feeds the mode parameter to the movie.

    But changes like this are overwritten when you update the plugin. I'll put this on our wishlist for future versions. It makes sense to rewrite the tags/cats options to use taxonomies.

  3. mpmchugh
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply. It would be nice if a future version could use the link_category taxonomy. It'd be even better if there was a way to limit it to a Link Category as well. With this, you can basically have a dedicated set of links, easily editable in WP that you can feed to the cloud.

    For the interim hack, is there a specific place to put the XML file or reference it's location, once you comment out the line in question?

    Any help in doing this is would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Michael

  4. Roy Tanck
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The XML should be in the same folder as the swf, and it's easiest to call it tagcloud.xml. The developer release download has an example file for you to work with.

  5. mpmchugh
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks, I got the developer release and formatted an XML file appropriately, but I'm not clear which line you referring to when you said:

    This should happen if you comment out the line that feeds the mode parameter to the movie.

    Could you cite the specific line or lines, you're talking about?

    Thanks!

    -Michael

  6. Roy Tanck
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Look for this line:

    $flashtag .= '&mode='.$options['mode'];

    It's line 180 in my development copy right now, should be in that general area.

    Again, I have not tested this at all...

  7. mabafu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've just started WP blogging and found wp-cumulus an awesome plugin.

    I follow mpmchugh about link_category taxonomy parameter. Please count down one more request to your wishlist priority queue Roy.

    For now, I'll try the XML file.

    Thanks Roy for your creativity!

  8. mabafu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    * I didn't found any xml file on developer release (1.23) ...

  9. Roy Tanck
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It's in the flash sources folder.

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