eHive Objects Tag Cloud widget

Description

This plugin is part of a suite of plugins created by Vernon Systems Ltd., which give you the power to embed eHive functionality into your WordPress website.

This widget plugin lets you add an eHive tag cloud to your website. The tag cloud is made up of popular Object Record tags added by users in eHive. Each tag in the cloud can be click to retrieve a list of all public Object Records containing the tag you clicked.

Because this is a widget plugin it can be added to sidebars, footers or any other page areas that allows widgets. This also means the widget’s functionality can be made available on every page of your site.

Before you install this plugin you will need to install the eHive Access and eHive Search plugins.

Get more from the eHive plugin suite

To enhance the experience you offer your users you can also install the eHive Object details plugin to allow your users to click all the way through to view the Object Records in detail.

Other plugins in the suite include:

  • eHive Account Details – A plugin for displaying eHive account information.
  • eHive Object Comments – Enables users to add comments to Object Records from your site.
  • eHive Object Details – A plugin for displaying Object Record detail pages.
  • eHive Objects Image Grid – Displays a grid of images from eHive filtered by certain criteria.
  • eHive Objects Tag Cloud – Displays a tag cloud from eHive.
  • eHive Search – Allows you to search eHive.
  • eHive Objects Gallery widget – Provides a gallery of Object Records that can be placed in your sites widget areas.
  • eHive Object Tags widget – A widget that displays tags for an Object Record.
  • eHive Search widget – A widget plugin that provides access to eHive Search from a widget.

Installation

Dependencies:

  • eHive Access plugin
  • eHive Search plugin

This plugin requires the eHive Access and eHive Search plugins to be installed first. Please ensure you have installed and configured these plugins correctly first before installing this plugin.

There are three ways to install a plugin:

Method 1

  1. Navigate to the plugins page by clicking the link in the WordPress admin menu.
  2. Click the “Add New” link
  3. Type the name of the plugin you want to install (i.e. “eHive Access plugin”) into the search box
  4. Click the “Search plugins” button
  5. Locate the plugin you want to install from the search results
  6. Click the “Install Now” link and click “OK” on the popup confirmation window
  7. Click the “Activate plugin” link when the plugin installation has completed

Method 2

  1. Download the plugin’s .ZIP file.
  2. Navigate to the plugins page by clicking the link in the WordPress admin menu.
  3. Click the “Add New” link
  4. Click the “Upload” link
  5. Click the “Choose File” button and locate the .ZIP file you downloaded in step 1
  6. Click the “Install Now” button
  7. Click the “Activate plugin” link when the plugin installation has completed

Method 3

  1. Download the plugin’s .ZIP file.
  2. Unzip the contents into your WordPress sites plugin directory (/wordpress/wp-contents/plugins)
  3. Navigate to the plugins page by clicking the link in the WordPress admin menu.
  4. Click the “Activate plugin” link below the plugin’s name

FAQ

Q. What is eHive?

A. eHive is an online collections management software package. See more at What is eHive?

Q. What do these plugins do?

A. The eHive plugin suite gives you the ability to provide eHive functionality to your site’s visitors. This means that you can search and display eHive records, leave comments that are visible also in ehive and add and remove tags to records where the record owner has given permission to do so. You can filter the search results by account or community if you want to display only records from a particular source. We also provide plugins to do other nice things like display grids of interesting, popular or recent images added to eHive; display galleries of other objects by the same account as a record you are viewing etc.

Q. How do I get an API Key?

A. To get an API Key you will first need an active eHive account. If you don’t have one you can sign up for an account for free. Once you have an account you can navigate to the “Edit My Profile > Api Keys” page and create a new Key.

Contributors & Developers

“eHive Objects Tag Cloud widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.1.1

  • First stable release of the eHive Access plugin.