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WordPress Flash Tag Cloud

Wordpress Flash Tag Cloud allows you to display your site's tags, categories or both using fancy Flash animation.

How to change animation type?

Animation type (Type of Animation). You can choose between five different animations ("staticVertical", "staticHorizontal", "random", "staticVerticalShuffle" and "staticHorizontalShuffle").

How to change size of widget?

Set parameters Width and height of tag cloud via settings in WordPress.

How to set reflection?

Set parameter Reflection to true via settings in WordPress.

How to set number of tags?

Change parameter Number of tags. 0 means unlimited number of tags (not recommended). Try to keep the number under 50 if you choose random animation.

My theme/site appears not to like this plugin. It's not displaying correctly.

There are a number of things that may prevent WP-FlashFlyingTags from displaying or cause it to display a short message about how it needs the Flash plugin.

  • In 99% of all cases where this happens the issue is caused by markup errors in the page where the plugin is used. Please validate your blog using validator.w3.org and fix any errors you may encounter.
  • Older versions had issues with PHP 5.2 (or better). This has been fixed, so please upgrade to the latest version.
  • The plugin requires Flash Player 9 or better and javascript. Please make sure you have both.

How abut what about SEO?

I'm not sure how beneficial tag clouds are when it comes to SEO, but just in caseWP-FlashFlyingTags outputs the regular tag cloud (and/or categories listing) for non-flash users. This means that search engines will see the same links. They're hidden through CSS by default, but there's an options to make them visible.

I'd like to change something in the Flash movie, will you release the .fla?

Flash version of the file is currently available here: http://activeden.net/item/xml-flying-cloud-links-tags/336878 .If plugins gets a lot of downloads I will make it available for free on WordPress.

Some characters are not showing up

Because of the way Flash handles text, only Latin characters are supported in the current version. This is due to a limitation where in order to be able to animate text fields smoothly the glyphs need to be embedded in the movie. The Flash movie's source code is available for download through Subversion. Doing so will allow you to create a version for your language. There's a text field in the root of the movie that you can use to embed more characters. If you change to another font, you'll need to edit the Tag class as well.

When I click on tags, nothing happens.

This is usually caused by a Flash security feature that affects movies served from another domain as the surrounding page. If your blog is http://yourblog.com, but you have http://www.yourblog.com listed as the 'WordPress address' under Settings -> General this issue can occur. In this case you should adjust this setting to match your blog's actual URL. If you haven't already, I recommend you decide on a single URL for your blog and redirect visitors using other options.

Requires: 2.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.2.1
Last Updated: 2011-7-25
Active Installs: 800+

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