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No Widget Category Cloud

Creates a function that can be placed in a wordpress template for a category cloud that exists without the requirement of widgets or a widget ready th


  1. WordPress 2.x
  2. Web server that supports PHP


  1. Deactivate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  2. Delete the previous no-widget-category-cloud folder from the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Upload the new no-widget-category-cloud folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress


<?php nw_catcloud(small_size,big_size,size_unit,align,orderby,order,min_posts,hide_empty,title); ?>

small_size = font size, integer (default 75)
big_size = font size, integer (default 200)
size_unit = %, px, pt (default %)
align = left, right, center, justify (default left)
orderby = count, name (default name)
order = asc, desc (default asc)
min_posts = minimum number of posts, integer (default 1)
hide_empty = 0,1 (default 1, 1=yes,0=no)
title = string (This can contain HTML to format the title) 
  1. Open the theme files, in your favorite editor, that you wish to add the category cloud to (index.php, single.php, page.php, etc...).
  2. Add a line that looks like above. You can also use the defaults by not specifiying anything between the parentheses. See example 2 below.
  3. Enjoy.
  4. As I mentioned in the description you can also use this plugin with Exec-PHP and it would make a nice combo with WP-Sticky.


  1. <?php nw_catcloud(75,200,'%','left','name','asc',1,1,'<h2 class="posttitle" style="margin-bottom:0px;">Categories</h2>'); ?>
  2. <?php nw_catcloud(); ?>

To Do

  1. I am open to suggestions.
  2. I am sure I will think of something.


I've got to give credit where credit is due. And that credit goes to Lee Kelleher and his Category Cloud Widget. I used a lot of his code in this plugin modifying it where needed to make it work the way I wanted.

Requires: 2.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.5
Last Updated: 9 years ago
Active Installs: 100+


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