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Minimalist Tag Cloud

Description

Minimalist Tag Cloud is a WordPress plugin that allows you to display your website’s most popular tags, categories or custom taxonomies as a widget or using a shortcode.
The plugin styles the tag cloud in a minimalist style with the option to include tag count.

You can use Minimalist Tag Cloud as a widget or shortcode.

There are a number of options that you can customise:

  • number of items (tags) to show
  • type of taxonomies (tags / categories / custom taxonomies) to show
  • include/exclude a list of tags
  • smallest and largest font sizes
  • font size unit
  • display format (flat / list)
  • flat format separator
  • order by and order
  • show/hide tag count

Check ‘Installation’ tab for details on how to embed the shortcode.

Screenshots

  • Widget configuration.
  • Example of tag cloud generated with list format + tag count.
  • Example of tag cloud generated with list format + without tag count.

Installation

  1. Upload ‘minimalist-tag-cloud’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory of your WordPress installation.

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

  3. The Minimalist Tag Cloud widget can now be configured and used from the Appearance -> Widgets menu

  4. If you want to embed a tag cloud in your posts or pages, use the [scmintagcloud] shortcode.
    Example: [scmintagcloud taxonomy=”category” smallest=”12″ largest=”12″ unit=”px” format=”list” showcount=”yes”]

All attributes and possible values for selected attributes:

  • tagcount
  • taxonomy
  • include
  • exclude
  • smallest
  • largest
  • unit
  • showcount: yes, no
  • format: flat, list
  • separator
  • orderby: count, name
  • order: asc, desc, rand

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload ‘minimalist-tag-cloud’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory of your WordPress installation.

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

  3. The Minimalist Tag Cloud widget can now be configured and used from the Appearance -> Widgets menu

  4. If you want to embed a tag cloud in your posts or pages, use the [scmintagcloud] shortcode.
    Example: [scmintagcloud taxonomy=”category” smallest=”12″ largest=”12″ unit=”px” format=”list” showcount=”yes”]

All attributes and possible values for selected attributes:

  • tagcount
  • taxonomy
  • include
  • exclude
  • smallest
  • largest
  • unit
  • showcount: yes, no
  • format: flat, list
  • separator
  • orderby: count, name
  • order: asc, desc, rand

Reviews

Great customization!

Very nice little widget. After looking through all the other tag cloud plugins this is the one I found most flexible. It just needs a bit of styling on the way it displays on the backend. But it's not important. It does its job! Thank you very much 😀
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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

1.0

  • Initial version.