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Random Tags Cloud Widget

Description

Random Tag Cloud allows you to display your site’s tags. It works just like a regular tags cloud, but you can customize it. If you set, it gets your tags by selecting randomly.
Of course, you can set other settings; font sizes, number of tags to display, how to order etc.
Now, you can add a link to your tags archive page by writing its ID. It adds a ‘Show All Tags’ link.

Options

Widget’s options allow you to change your tag cloud’s displaying.

Title

Your tag cloud’s title on your sidebar.

Number of Tags

Controls the total number of tags in your cloud.

Font Unit

What unit to use for font sizes.

Smallest Font Size

Tags will be displayed no smaller than this value.

Largest Font Size

Tags will be displayed no larger that this value.

Cloud Format

How to display the cloud.

Select Tags Randomly

Select your tags randomly from database.

Sort by

What field to sort by.

Sort Order

Direction of sort.

Exclude Tags

These tags won’t display in cloud.

Include Tags

Only these tags will display in cloud.

Your Tags Page ID

If you want to add a link to your tags archive page, write its page id.

You can format ‘Show All Tags’ link by adding ‘alltags_link’ class in your style.css.

Version history

Version 1.2

Compatible up to 2.7

Version 1.1

Add an option to add ‘Show All Tags’ link.

Version 1.0

  • Initial release version.

Screenshots

  • Widget's settings with default values in Design'->'Widgets'
  • Tags cloud on your sidebar with 'Show All Tags' link

Installation

Installation

  1. Make sure you are running WordPress version 2.3 or better. It won’t work with older versions. Really.
  2. Download the zip file and extract the contents.
  3. Upload the ‘random-tags-cloud-widget’ folder or ‘random-tags-cloud.php’ to your plugins directory (wp-content/plugins/).
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘plugins’ page in WP.
  5. See ‘Design’->’Widgets’ to place it on your sidebar. Set the settings.

FAQ

How can I set it to select tags randomly?

Select checkbox on widget’s settings called ‘Select Tags Randomly’.

More info here.

Contributors & Developers

“Random Tags Cloud Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors