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Tag Cloud Generator Update

Posted in Asides, IDT Labs Software Development, Technology by engtech on February 23, 2007

Less than 24 hrs and 40 downloads later… I have my first update based on user feedback.


  • Lesser categories are the smallest size (drmike)
  • Default sort order changed from alphabetical to biggest first, like the wordpress.com tag pages (fracas)
  • Blog url has “http://” prefilled the first time the program is run (urban semiotic)
  • tagcloud_css.html comments corrected (urban semiotic)
  • When the advanced “display count” is used, it is no longer part of the link
  • Added “line-height” to CSS styles so the cloud isn’t as messy

Known Issues

  • There may be a problem with categories that have accent characters (entomoagricola)
  • Add support for *any* WordPress MU site (edublogs/uniblogs) (mpb)

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  1. azahar said, on February 23, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    My three tags with ampersands in them don’t connect to anything – is this the same problem as with accent characters? Is there something I can change in the coding so that they’ll work?

  2. brahnamin said, on February 23, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    dude, loving the alphabetical so the big stuff pops throughout.

    rating by size is kinda boring IMO.

    thanks for leaving in the loophole…though i snagged in on your original, so hopefully i won’t need to change anything

  3. brahnamin said, on February 23, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    ick. not liking the (numbers) next to each tag to show how many posts it has.

    is that part of the new tweak as well?

  4. azahar said, on February 23, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    Yes, I agree that the random sizing in alphabetial order is much more visually interesting. So I’m also glad I’ve got the original. Ah well, can’t please all the people all the time – it’s still a great option to have. Thanks again.

  5. engtech said, on February 23, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    @brahnamin: the number is a setting you can tweak, off by default.

  6. engtech said, on February 23, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    @azahar: Quite likely the same problem. Unfortunately there’s nothing you can do on your side to fix things, I’ll have to change the program to be able to handle things like that.

    Another thing I should watch for is if someone uses a language other than english in their dashboard.

  7. engtech said, on February 23, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    Closing the comments on this post.

    Please leave comments here. (so that I only have to look in one place)

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