Support » Plugin: Multi-column Tag Map » Best that I’ve found so far for my tag cloud needs

  • mhwallace1

    (@mhwallace1)


    I’ve been looking for a tag cloud plugin that does more than the standard tag cloud and I think this is it. At least it’s the best I’ve found so far. It’s enabling me to do pretty much all that I need. The only thing I’ve not figured out so far is how to sort by count. Beyond that, it’s got all the flexibility that I need. The use of “map” in the name is appropriate since it goes beyond standard “cloud” functionality. I will say that I didn’t find this one in my searches that included “tag cloud” as keywords. I stumbled upon it and am glad I did. Overall, I’m very happy with it.

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  • Plugin Author tugbucket

    (@tugbucket)

    Turns out, it looks like the WP repository only shows the first five tags listed from the plugin’s readme.txt file. I had “tag cloud alternative” listed like eighth in my list so that would explain that. I have since moved it up in the list so my plugin appears when searching for “tag cloud.” Thank you for mentioning that or I’m sure I would have never noticed.

    For sorting by count, I could probably work that in to a future release.

    Thanks again for using my plugin and for the review!

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by tugbucket.
    Thread Starter mhwallace1

    (@mhwallace1)

    My guess is having one that uses the words “tag cloud” will help get it in front of more potential users. It would be perfect for me to have sorting by count. Thanks for creating and maintaining the plugin. It’s awesome.

    Plugin Author tugbucket

    (@tugbucket)

    @mhwallace1

    Try out version 17.0.9. It now has a new option of count_order.
    https://mctagmap.tugbucket.net/options/count_order/

    Let me know how that works out.

    Thread Starter mhwallace1

    (@mhwallace1)

    Thanks for letting me know. I appreciate that very much.

    I added the code in the widget for one section called List of Major Tags on the main sidebar on my website Internet Salmagundi homepage and it doesn’t seem to make any difference. Here’s the code as I have it in the widget:

    Visible version:
    (Count of 5 or more.)
    [mctagmap tag_count=”yes” count_order=”DESC” columns=”1″ width=”300″ numbers_first=”yes” group_numbers=”yes” basic=”yes” from_category=”computing-technology, cybersecurity, web-resources, nielsen-norman-group-articles, weather-snow-utah, wsu-resources” minimum_count=”5″]

    The text/html version of that is:

    <div style=”margin-top: -16px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 0.7em;”>(Count of 5 or more.)</div>
    <div style=”font-size: 1.0em;”>[mctagmap tag_count=”yes” count_order=”DESC” columns=”1″ width=”300″ numbers_first=”yes” group_numbers=”yes” basic=”yes” from_category=”computing-technology, cybersecurity, web-resources, nielsen-norman-group-articles, weather-snow-utah, wsu-resources” minimum_count=”5″]</div>

    I also use the mctagmap code on a separate page titled List of All Tags By Category build on Beaver Builder. I added the count_order=”DESC” code and it didn’t change the sort order:

    [mctagmap count_order=”DESC” tag_count=”yes” columns=”2″ width=”350px” numbers_first=”yes” group_numbers=”yes” show_empty=”yes” show_navigation=”yes”]

    It doesn’t appear to be sorting by count on either of these. I wonder if I’ve got something wrong in the underlying code. It’s been a while since I put those together and I am struggling to remember all of the details of proper order for the code. Maybe I’ve got them in the wrong order or am including things that prevent count_order from working correctly.

    I did try using just a more minimal code set:

    [mctagmap count_order=”DESC” tag_count=”yes” minimum_count=”5″],

    and that does work. Although, I’d like to have it not also sort by alpha, so it sorts only by number of tags. That is, as opposed to sorting within each alpha-group. Adding basic=”yes” didn’t help.

    So, it’s a step closer to what I’m looking for. I’ve left the two lists of sorted tags in the main sidebar on my site so you can see the result. Ideally I would like to get rid of the letter showing each section (A, B, etc.) and then have the list sort only by count instead of count within each alpha-group. Do you have any suggestions?

    Plugin Author tugbucket

    (@tugbucket)

    On your homepage section of “List of Major Tags – Sort by Count” it looks like it’s working fine eg:

    Computer Security (16)
    Classics (10)
    CISA Security Tip (9)
    CyberSecurity (8)
    etc...

    Am I misunderstanding?

    On your other page, I’m not seeing the shortcode option.

    ” Although, I’d like to have it not also sort by alpha, so it sorts only by number of tags. That is, as opposed to sorting within each alpha-group. Adding basic=”yes” didn’t help.”

    Oh, so that is actually something completely different than what my plugin is designed for. You just want something simple like:

    <?php
    	$tags = get_tags(array('orderby' => 'count', 'order' => 'DESC'));
    	echo '<ul>';
    	foreach($tags as $tag){
    		if($tag->count >= 4){
    			echo '<li><a href="">'.$tag->name.' ('.$tag->count.')</a></li>';
    		}
    	}
    	echo '</ul>';
    ?>
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