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Random tags for WP-Cumulus? (5 posts)

  1. eveningoflight
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I love the look and feel of the WP-Cumulus tag sphere, but I experience the same problem as another user a few months back; since the sphere is tied to the WP-generated tag cloud, it shows little rotation of different tags.

    It would be nice if the tags displayed in Cumulus could be (optionally) randomised, so as to display a customisable number of random tags, which are renewed on each page load. If that would be possible, I could use the tag sphere as great way to encourage visitors of my site to discover older posts on a random basis.


    Evening of Light

    P.S. We now use a random tag cloud plugin widget which has the same functionality, but a more basic look.


  2. Roy Tanck
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Have you tried using order=RAND in the wp_tag_cloud parameters? If you're on WP 2.5, that might do the trick. But then again it might also just randomize the same tags. I haven't tried it myself, so I'd love to hear whether it worked for you or not.

  3. eveningoflight
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It seems to randomise the structure of the sphere somewhat, for some reason, but not the tags themselves - still the same selection. I'm using WP 2.8.5, by the way.

  4. festinhabobanoape
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi eveningoflight, I didn't understand: on the first line you say you love WP-CUMULUS but that you're having a problem and on the last line of your post you advice us to use the same WP-CUMULUS as an option?

    Anyway, I am using the exactly widget and version linked with your last line and having the same problem. I tried to do as roytanck said, but I am not sure if I did right because it didn't work.

    As I'm not sure how to edit html (or where to locate and write the 'order=RAND' ) I used the WP-Cumulus widget options box that opens for me. The last line is written 'wp_tag_cloud parameters:' and has an empty box below it.

    So I wrote and saved on the empty box:


    But nothing changed - What am I doing wrong?

    Could anybody help?


  5. Roy Tanck
    Posted 6 years ago #

    festinhabobanoape, please don't post this same request in several threads at once.

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