How to set up a tag cloud in your Blog
Tag clouds are a great feature that enable a visitor to understand just what you are talking about in a few seconds. I have a problem with many tag clouds I see online: They are very small.
I wanted to implement a tag cloud that was very big and could provide immediate insight as to what I blog on and came up with the idea to implement my del.icio.us tag cloud into my Word Press Blog – here’s how:
Log on to your del.icio.us account
Click on the settings link
Locate the blogging section of your settings located at the bottom of the page
Click on the tag rolls link
The screenshot shows you my preferences – you can adjust the parameters to best fit your needs and tastes (after all it is all about you isn’t it !).
- Create a Page (not a post) on your WordPress administration back end, call it My Tag Cloud
- Save the page
You’re finished !!
Depending on your WordPress installation and configuration, your tag cloud may not be displayed. In this case you’ll have to abilitate your editor to interpret the <script> tag. If your template is XHTML 1.0 compliant it will work, just like mine.
I use the WYSIWYG Plugin for WordPress editor.
Special thanks and credit to Raimondo who looks after the systems configuration of my server and WordPress programming issues.