// WordPress Configurable Tag Cloud Plugin

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NEW! Version 5.2 released. See below for changelog/notes.

Frustrated by the built-in tag cloud widget in WordPress 2.3? I was. So I wrote my own that not only gives you configuration options (which are sorely needed), you also get font and color control of the generated links.

Download: Configurable Tag Cloud Plugin
Mirror: CTC at WP Extend

CTC Version 4.1 (Hebrew Translation) – Hebrew translation by Meir Pinto.

Plugin Notes:

ver. 5.2 – Released November 13, 2009

  • Fix: Moved plugin files out of folder so WP Extend plugin update system can be used.
  • Fix: Got rid of PHP short tags.
  • Change: Added default class to cloud link elements. Class name is “ctc-tag”. Thanks to Raafi Rivero (desedo.com) for bug report and link class suggestion.

ver. 5.1 – Released August 2nd, 2009

  • Fix: Fixed issue with default options not being set on plugin activation.

ver. 5.0 – Released July 31st, 2009

  • Change: Modularized plugin to better handle troubleshooting issues.
  • Change: Widget upgraded to new Widget API. Retained backwards-compatibility with older versions of WordPress.
  • Change: Widget is now fully multi-widget compliant. You can now have multiple cloud widgets active with different settings for each.
  • Change: Added support for limiting cloud by number of posts in each tag. Both an upper and lower limit are supported. Defaults for limits are 0 (lower) and 100 (upper).
  • Change: Can now choose to not show tags (i.e., to show a category cloud).
  • Change: Added “dropdown” cloud format. Thanks to Scott Bradford of Scott Bradford Creative Enterprises for the change.

ver. 4.5 – Released April 18th, 2008

  • Added option menu for configuring the plugin when using the template tag. Options set via the control panel can be over-ridden using parameters in the tag. Widget and non-widget options are separate, giving you the ability to have multiple clouds with different options.
  • Removed limit for number of tags returned by default. The plugin will now show ALL tags in your blog unless you specify a limit.
  • Removed “Array” cloud format from widget control panel. More processing needs to be done to the array after creation in order to display, and you can’t do that when using as a widget. This was causing confusion, so it was removed.

ver. 4.1 – Released February 22nd, 2008

  • Added random sort feature for cloud
  • Fixed error resulting in links for categories in the cloud not being generated correctly.

ver. 4.0 – Released February 15th, 2008

  • Added support for categories in the cloud. You can choose whether or not to show categories in the cloud, and whether to show empty categories.
  • Not assigning any colors in the widget control panel or the template tag will now make the cloud links use the defined CSS link color. If only one color is supplied, your links will be that color.

ver. 3.2 – Released February 12th, 2008

  • Fixed problem with spaces after tags being underlined if using the “text-decoration: underline” style in your stylesheet.

ver. 3.1 – Released February 6th, 2008

  • Added option to use array for cloud format (see below for example)

ver. 3.0 – Released December 2nd, 2007

  • Can now be used without widgets (see below for more info)
  • Added option to display post count after tags

ver. 2.51 – Released October 19th, 2007

  • Fixed bug that prevented tag count option from working correctly. It came down to a bad variable name.

ver. 2.5 – Released October 16th, 2007

  • Added div surrounding tag cloud for styling purposes.
  • Fixed bug that would produce “Divide by zero” errors on display if you didn’t input anything for smallest and/or largest font size in config form.

ver. 2.0 – Released October 3rd, 2007

  • Added code necessary to enable coloring tag links by weight.
  • Changed from using WordPress-native tag cloud function to internal widget function to generate tag cloud (required for color).
  • Removed “array” format. I’m not sure it would be of any use running in a widget, but if you need it, the call to add it to the dropdown can be found commented out at line 217 in tag-cloud.php.
  • Added brief help text to the right of each field in the form.

ver. 1.0 – Initial Release, September 22, 2007
Initial release of widget. Relied on the built-in WordPress tag cloud function.

CTC 4.0 config screenshot

Upload the tag_cloud folder to your wp-content/plugins directory, and activate via the Plugins admin panel.

I recommend using the automated plugin upgrade features in WordPress, but to upgrrade manually, disable plugin in Admin panel. Delete tag-cloud.php, upload the new tag_cloud folder, and enable in admin panel.

Widget Defaults:

Title Tags
Number of Tags to Show all
Minimum number of posts for a tag or category to show in the cloud 0
Maximum number of posts for a tag or category to show in the cloud 100
Number of Tags to Display 45
Font Display Unit Points
Smallest Font Size 8
Largest Font Size 22
Min. Tag Color none (see note below)
Max. Tag Color none (see note below)
Cloud Format Flat
Categories in cloud? No
Show empty? No
Display Post Count? No
Sort By Name
Sort Order Ascending

After installing/upgrading, enable the widget via the Plugins tab. This will give you a new button in the Widgets control panel labeled “CTC” (Configurable Tag Cloud was too long for the button). Drag it into your sidebar list, and configure the options to your liking. If you want to keep the defaults for the widget, just leave everything as-is.

The widget gives you the capability to modify almost all of the settings of the wp_tag_cloud() template tag. At this point, you can do everything but exclude tags from the cloud display. I’m still working on this, but at this point, all the options most users would want are represented.

Notes about limiting the tags that are shown in the cloud (New in 5.0): You can now choose to limit the tags shown in the cloud by the number of posts they are attached to. For example, say you have one or two tags that are attached to 20 posts, but the rest only have one or two posts. Previously, these tags would be large, with the rest fairly small. Now, you can tell the plugin that you want to exclude tags that have more than 10 posts, and those tags will be excluded from the cloud, with the rest following a (hopefully) smoother gradient in both color and size. This also works for tags with fewer than a specified number of posts. The defaults as defined in the plugin are a maximum of 100 and a minimum of 0.

Notes about color (new in 2.0, updated in 4.0): If left blank, the tag cloud link colors will default to your assigned CSS color from the stylesheet. If you use one color (either min or max, doesn’t matter) only, your tag cloud links will be displayed using that color.

Notes about styling the tag cloud (new in 2.5, updated in 4.0): The div surrounding the tag cloud has it’s class set as “ctc”. You should be able to modify any property of this class via CSS except for font-size (this is set with inline styles in the links themselves). Tag link color can now be controlled via the stylesheet by leaving both the min and max colors blank in the configuration and setting a color in your stylesheet.

Notes about non-widget use (new in 3.0): Just like the widget, this function replaces the built-in wp_tag_cloud function with options for color, font size, etc. The function uses the standard query string format for arguments.

To use, simply insert the function call into your template file (most likely sidebar.php, but you can put it wherever you like), and adjust the options accordingly.


<?php ctc('smallest=10&largest=28&unit=px&mincolor=#c0c0c0&maxcolor=#000000&showcount=yes'); ?>

This would show a cloud with font sizes from 10 to 28 pixels, a color gradient of #c0c0c0 to #000000, and post counts after each tag.

Notes about array use (new in 3.1): I’m still undecided on why you would want to use an array, but it was requested, so it has been added. You call the function via the template tag just as you would for non-array use, but assigning the output to a variable. I’ll give you an example.

$tags = ctc('format=array&smallest=10&largest=28&unit=px&mincolor=#c0c0c0&;maxcolor=#000000&showcount=yes');
foreach ($tags as $tag) {
echo $tag."\n"

This would show a cloud just like the first example, but using an array to output it to the page.

CTC Ver. 4.5 Options Screen

Parameters for template tag:

smallest=# Smallest font size to use 8
largest=# Largest font size to use 22
minnum=# Minimum number of posts for a tag or category to show in the cloud 0
maxnum=# Maximum number of posts for a tag or category to show in the cloud 100
unit=pt|em|%|px Unit for font size pt
mincolor=#xxxxxx Low color for gradient none
maxcolor=#xxxxxx High color for gradient none
format=flat|list|array|drop Format for tag cloud flat
number=# Number of tags to show 45
orderby=name|count|rand Sort field for tags name
order=ASC|DESC Order of cloud ASC
showcount=yes|no Show post count after tags no
showcats=yes|no Show categories in cloud no
empty=yes|no Show empty categories no

If for some reason you run into trouble, please don’t hesitate to email me or post a comment on this page.


302 comments for “WordPress Configurable Tag Cloud Plugin”

  1. Ok:

    1) Your CTC page says you are at version 1.0 of this plugin, but the plugin file itself says .50.
    2) Everything with the widget works fine except for the number of tags to display. No matter what number I put in that field, the widget displays all my tags (and I have a lot of them).

    Posted by Jim | September 24, 2007, 3:53 pm
  2. That’s what I get for not watching what folder I’m working in when I made the zip. It has now been corrected to address these two issues.

    Posted by Keith | September 24, 2007, 9:01 pm
  3. Thank you so much for this! The CTC plugin is just what I was looking for!

    Posted by Jill | September 25, 2007, 1:34 am
  4. Is there any way there could be a feature where the least common tag on the cloud has a colour and the most common has a different and it will be respectively fade in between?

    Posted by Thomas | September 29, 2007, 1:01 am
  5. That’s an interesting idea, and one I’ve thought of. I just need to figure out a way to get a class into each tag string, so it can be modified via CSS. At this point, I’m hoping to have this functionality in ver. 2 of my widget.

    Posted by Keith | September 29, 2007, 9:32 am
  6. hi
    When I choose array as the display choice..
    the tags dissapear on my page and the actual word "array" is there instead?

    btw thanks for the widget, save alot of screwing around trying to add a cloud :)
    Appreciate it

    Posted by Bren | September 29, 2007, 8:54 pm
  7. very cool, thank you! I almost reactivated simple tagging after seeing the lack of config options in the new wp :-]

    now the only thing I miss is the option to add categories to the tag cloud… is that possible?

    Posted by jeelago | September 30, 2007, 5:52 pm
  8. is there a way to add styles to this widget? my tags are underlined, i wanna get rid of that text decoration.

    Posted by Brooke | October 4, 2007, 6:41 am
  9. Huh, it cut out the important stuff in my comment…

    echo $before_widget;
    echo $before_title . $options['title'] . $after_title;
    echo ' [left-bracket] div class="ctc" [right-bracket] ';
    echo '[left-bracket] /div [right-bracket]';
    echo $after_widget;

    Posted by Todd | October 4, 2007, 12:08 pm
  10. Awesome dude! My head hurt trying to figure out how to get the new tag cloud in 2.3 to work.

    I heartily back up the comment that it would be cool if you could modify the widget to be wrapped in a CSS selector (I don’t know, something like .ctc) so that the rendered cloud could be controlled.

    I made the change on my site. Total hack of the php as I don’t know how to do it “right”

    echo $before_widget;
    echo $before_title . $options['title'] . $after_title;
    echo ”;
    echo ”;
    echo $after_widget;

    Thanks for doing all the hard work!

    Posted by Todd | October 4, 2007, 5:06 pm
  11. Dude, thanks for adding the tag colour. This is great!

    Posted by Thomas | October 5, 2007, 6:53 pm
  12. Sorry about the lack of updates. I am working on the new version (which will include styled tags). I'm planning a release for next week, so stay tuned.

    Posted by Keith | October 7, 2007, 9:17 am
  13. Hey I tried your plugin but it doesn't work. I get the following error:

    Warning: Division by zero in /home/board/www/www/wp-content/plugins/widgets/tag-cloud.php on line 107

    Posted by Ryan | October 7, 2007, 9:41 am
  14. How on earth do you get multiple tags on one line ….

    I want it to be formatted like the example you give on this page.

    Help please! Thanks in advance.

    Posted by Costume Reviewer | October 10, 2007, 3:43 pm
  15. Thanks for the kick-ass code; you rock!

    Posted by T of F I | October 16, 2007, 6:45 am
  16. Hi, Thanks for the great plugin but the "number of tags" function are not working to me =(

    Posted by Joel Teixeira | October 16, 2007, 1:52 pm
  17. Same here. Will not display the entire list.

    Posted by Paul | October 17, 2007, 3:27 pm
  18. I will hopefully be addressing this this afternoon. Keep an eye on this page for updates.

    Posted by Keith | October 18, 2007, 11:16 am
  19. There is still one more issue (and it may not be your problem). The old Simple Tagging plugin would allow line breaks on spaces in the middle of tag names. WP2.3 tags do not break and some long tag names go past my right margin. Is there a way to fix this so it will work the way I'm used to it.

    Posted by Paul | October 19, 2007, 4:08 am
  20. The count bug is fixed. Please get the newest version (v. 2.51), linked above.

    Thanks for all the support thus far!

    Posted by Keith | October 19, 2007, 8:14 am
  21. just want to inform u that ur plugin is great…i luv it so much..but why there is no notification inside wordpress 2.3 plugin section regarding ur updated version?

    Posted by azlan | October 24, 2007, 6:56 am
  22. Great widget… I was looking for a way to do this and you helped out tremendously… Does anyone know if there is a way to put TAGS into a pulldown list similar to Categories?

    Posted by Bill | October 24, 2007, 11:50 am
  23. Thanks alot. It works perfect!!

    Posted by Dano | October 28, 2007, 6:36 am
  24. Hi – Great plugin. We are using it at two sites. Hey… are you going to add it to the WordPress.org database, so we can get an automatic update notice in our Admin. section?

    Posted by Scott Frangos | November 2, 2007, 2:08 pm
  25. Scott (and the rest :) ), I am waiting for approval from wp.org so I can get it in the repository. As soon as I’m approved, it’ll be added.

    Posted by Keith | November 2, 2007, 7:17 pm
  26. Wow! Just what I was looking for.

    Posted by Rei Victor dela Cruz | November 6, 2007, 6:15 pm
  27. It would be great if you make Delimiter setup too :)

    Posted by TracKer | November 10, 2007, 4:30 am
  28. Super! :) Thanks for your plugin!

    I have 200 tags in my Blog. “Number of tags to dispalay” is 100. What about to make a link at the bottom “See all tags ->”, to access page with all tags on it?

    Sorry for my English :)

    Posted by TracKer | November 10, 2007, 9:24 am
  29. I've been searching all day for a way to edit the font size. I'm glad I found this, but there is still a problem.

    I'm getting this error…

    Warning: Division by zero in /home/cabledog/public_html/wp-content/plugins/tag-cloud.php on line 125

    Posted by Cable | November 15, 2007, 8:11 am
  30. Thanks for the widget. It will be really usefull in one of my sites. Keep on with the good work.

    Posted by Pedro Rebelo | November 16, 2007, 1:33 am
  31. I like it! How can the hover color be made to coordinate with hover colors elsewhere? (i.e., in that respect behave like the WordPress 2.3 Tag Cloud, which applies the hover colors specified in style.css)

    Posted by sumnerg | November 23, 2007, 8:31 am
  32. Nicely done! I'd been going in circles trying to get the standard tag cloud widget and then a few other people's versions to display properly. Then I found my way to yours, and it works on the first try. :D

    Like sumnerg, I'd ideally like to have the tags conform to the hover pseudo-element in my stylesheet, so I'll check back for word on that. In the meantime, though, I'm still very happy with the widget. Good job!

    Posted by Derek | November 23, 2007, 11:12 am
  33. ok, i think i worked out some of the styling issue, but how do i get the tag cloud to display big and small words, i places 12px for the min. and 20px for the max. font size, but every tag just displays in the 12px…?

    Posted by jamie | November 27, 2007, 12:07 pm
  34. nice mate, only i can’t seem to overwrite the styling on my side bar, so basicly the tags just display like there told frpm the page css and not by the form in the widget, so in other words i’m not getting big and small words like i want…

    i’m new to php and a bit stuck on this one…please help

    Posted by jamie | November 27, 2007, 4:48 pm
  35. Thank you for nice widget. However I have a feature request. Could you enable your widget to display Posts Count in parentheses in small font just behind tha tag name: e.g. tagxx (5) TAGXX (23)

    Posted by Dovydas | December 1, 2007, 11:00 am
  36. thanks for the widget! I'm having the same problem as Jamie in that the mix/max font size settings make no difference. I'm guessing, but maybe this comes down to the theme being used i.e. the CSS/div properties may be overriding the settings in the widget. I'm still WordPress newbie incidentally…

    Posted by Steven | December 3, 2007, 11:43 pm
  37. Hello, May I know where to change the font, under which option in wp??? I cant find it at all. thanks

    Posted by Kerent | December 8, 2007, 12:13 pm
  38. Nice widget but it's not picking up the font style from my regular CSS and I want it to. Plus, it only displays in the min and max font size, nothing in between. I would like it to do lots of sizes.

    Posted by Cynthia Blue | December 9, 2007, 7:21 am
  39. Thanks!
    I really needed this widget! Especially after a day long search trying to figure out how to unmess my messy tags ;)

    Posted by Spring | December 17, 2007, 6:25 am
  40. This is so awesome, thanks.

    Posted by TheMystical | December 21, 2007, 7:19 am
  41. Your PlugIn is great! Thanks a lot!


    Posted by Andun | December 21, 2007, 9:28 am
  42. Hello,

    Very nice plugin, thank you!

    Is there a way to put the tag cloud on a specific WordPress 'page' either by specifying which page(s) it will display in the sidebar, or by inserting the cloud directly into a WordPress 'page'? I'd like to get it off my front page but still make it available.


    Posted by Tom Wood | December 23, 2007, 5:28 am
  43. Just what i want! Good timing and thanks! :)

    Posted by DavidTan | December 23, 2007, 5:44 am
  44. nice plugin!
    do you know how to show the tag coud with the tags between
    parenthesis like (projects) or [projects] or {} ?!
    or even choose the on mouse behaviour to change the link style.

    Cool plugin anyway :)


    Posted by blueQ | January 1, 2008, 1:17 am
  45. To put the tags in parentheses, you would have to edit the code that builds the tag cloud (around line 143 in tag-cloud.php). To change the style on hover (which I assume is what you’re asking in the second question), you would need to add code to your css file. You would need to add something like this to your style.css file:

    .ctc a:hover {
    color: #f00;
    font-weight: bold;
    text-decoration: underline;

    This would make your tag links bold, red, and underlined when you hover over them with the mouse.

    Posted by Keith | January 1, 2008, 10:00 am
  46. Hi, great plugin, although I have one problem! For some reason I can only see the title box when I try to configure my tag cloud from the widgets screen (wordpress v2.3.2)?

    Any ideas why this is? I don't suppose you have a document somewhere explaining what does what so I can edit the php file directly do you?


    Posted by Laura | January 4, 2008, 8:47 am
  47. Hi,

    I installed CTC, but while the title "Tags" appears in the sidebar, there are no tags displayed. What could be wrong?

    You can check out my site at http://www.csillagfeny.net
    It's in Hungarian, but you'll find where the tag cloud should be displayed in the sidebar.

    Please help me. Thanks a lot!

    Posted by Zsolt | January 9, 2008, 9:11 am
  48. oops.. seems like I was wrong — still have
    troubles with select lists under K2 sidebar
    manager — it just puts all options outside
    an empty list. (

    Any suggestions?

    Posted by alex | January 9, 2008, 12:32 pm
  49. short tags in select options isn’t a good idea, IMHO.
    all selects in configuration panel are broken.
    Fixed by replacing

    Posted by alex | January 9, 2008, 5:08 pm
  50. ..replacing short tags with complete (‘?php’ instead of ‘?’)

    All rest works just fine, thanx )

    Posted by alex | January 9, 2008, 5:11 pm
  51. Hmm…I thought I had gotten all of those. Sorry about that.

    And yeah, the K2 Sidebar Manager is a known issue. I’ve tried every way I can see to fix it, but in the end, I was not able to. If you disable the K2 Manager and use the WordPress standard one, this problem goes away.

    Posted by Keith | January 9, 2008, 6:12 pm
  52. Oops! I see your instructions for styling now… Got it. :)


    Posted by Neil Forker | January 11, 2008, 11:13 am
  53. I really like your widget! Would it be possible to add the line-height attribute so I can adjust the line spacing? I’d also like to see the option to change the text decoration so the underline can be shut off. :)

    Thank you very much!

    Posted by Neil Forker | January 11, 2008, 4:04 pm
  54. I have the same problem as Zsolt – no matter what I try, I can't get any categories to show up in the cloud. After enabling the plugin, shouldn't it show all the categories I already have on the site, or do I need to recreate them or something? thanks!

    Posted by Communiteer | January 26, 2008, 2:17 pm
  55. Note to those who are experiencing issues like those mentioned above. the plugin ONLY works with tags. I am planning on adding category support in the future, but at this point, you must be using tags in order to use the cloud.

    Posted by Keith | January 26, 2008, 8:54 pm
  56. Thanks for a great plugin.
    But could you add a hover color option please?


    Posted by axelpix | January 31, 2008, 2:47 am
  57. You can easily set a hover color in your style.css file by using something similar to the following:

    .ctc a:hover {
    color: #f1e2d3;

    Hope this helps

    Posted by Keith | January 31, 2008, 8:12 am
  58. Hey Keith,

    have you found a solution for 'display type: array'?

    Thanks for the great Plugin,


    Posted by Tim | February 6, 2008, 2:02 am
  59. Update: thanks for your help, Keith, this plugin works great in my new template page!! Much better than the default WordPress one.

    Posted by Mark | February 9, 2008, 9:46 am
  60. Not sure if the “array” code is supposed to add the code to a post or page (which is what I’m desperately trying to do, as I want to make a tag cloud page) – but I just can’t get it to work. WordPress just winds up displaying the code directly on the page as text. Any ideas on how to get it to work? Thanks

    Posted by Mark | February 9, 2008, 1:11 pm
  61. Hi,

    Thank you very much for your plugin, This works great in my blog. Wish you all the very best in your future!

    Posted by Sampath | February 10, 2008, 5:01 pm
  62. how do i edit tag code to fit (the padding of) my sidebar ?
    I need to move it 20 px to the right as its conflicting with the sidebar graphic

    Posted by therseus | February 11, 2008, 5:08 pm
  63. Hi

    Thanks for putting the time and effort into this; it does exactly what I wanted. Much appreciated!


    Posted by Matt B | February 11, 2008, 6:23 pm
  64. I've edited the function generate_tag_cloud to fix a little issue about css formatting (white spaces after the tag name get underlined).

    I've replaced

    … >$tag $postcount";


    … >$tag".('yes' == $showcount ? " $postcount" : "")."";

    I hope it's useful ;)

    Eduard Roccatello
    Software Engineer

    Posted by Eduard Roccatello | February 12, 2008, 9:59 am
  65. Thanks for Eduard. I have updated the plugin for mass consumption.

    Posted by Keith | February 12, 2008, 4:08 pm
  66. Wow, just installed the CTC on one of my K2 based WP pages and am very impressed. Thanks for a great tool! 8)

    Posted by XOXOXO | February 13, 2008, 1:23 pm
  67. When does the tag cloud start to actually work? Is there a minimum number of views to a tag before it starts to rank the tags?

    Posted by Tyler | February 15, 2008, 6:16 am
  68. As long as you have a post with at least one tag attached to it, you should have output from the plugin. It’s not view-based at all.

    Posted by Keith | February 15, 2008, 11:20 am
  69. Sorry, it should have been:
    <code>$tag = str_replace(' ', '&nbsp;', wp_specialchars( $tag ));</code>

    Posted by Andrei | February 15, 2008, 8:30 pm
  70. Can you, please, make this line optional? So that it could be set via Widget settings, whether we want such formatting or not. It makes some real bad look for the blogs with a fixed width:
    $tag = str_replace(' ', ' ', wp_specialchars( $tag ));

    Posted by Andrei | February 16, 2008, 1:28 am
  71. Sorry Andrei, I fail to see this as being an issue that warrants an option. IMO, multiple-word links shouldn’t break to more than one line (which is what this line of code does, by replacing spaces in tag name with a non-breaking space).

    Thanks for the comment, but this edit won’t be made.

    Posted by Keith | February 16, 2008, 8:57 am
  72. Thanks! Great plugin! Maybe you should list it on WordPress Extend?

    Posted by Matthias | February 16, 2008, 9:48 am
  73. hi keith,

    thank you very much for the great plugin!
    just one question: i´m running event calendar 3.1.1. – and it seems, that this one doesn´t like CTC (or vice versa? i dont´know…). on the sidebar, everything is allright, tags from all posts (incl. calendar-posts) are displayed, even in correct size and colour… but after clicking a tag, the calendar-posts aren´t displayed, as if they wouldn´t exist. Any idea for a solution? Thanks! (and excuse me for my worse knowledges of speaking english!)

    Posted by katrin | February 17, 2008, 2:49 am
  74. Can't get it to stop displaying the categories with the tags. Thoughts?

    Posted by Jack | February 18, 2008, 8:42 am
  75. @Matthias, it is listed on WP Extend… Configurable Tag Cloud

    @Katrin, I’ll look into it. If I remember correctly (and I probably don’t… :) ), EC does some voodoo with the posts for it’s category, and that may be causing the issue.

    Posted by Keith | February 18, 2008, 1:54 pm
  76. Hi Keith,

    i have an feature request. I would like to sort the tag cloud randomly. Not via the Name or count.
    And maybe it would be possible that every unique visitor gets a different randomly sorted tag could to see.

    i also have some other ideas, but i think they are to hard to implement.

    Keep up the really good work! :) And the support for non widgetized themes. :)

    Posted by chris | February 19, 2008, 12:46 am
  77. Great widget! You’ve added all the functionality that should have been provided with WP 2.3 in the first place!

    I do have one question. If you look at my homepage you will see the post contains two tags (import & thunderbird) that are not listed in the CTC 4.1. There are others missing on other posts. Key settings are Smallest Font Size is 11 pixels, Show Empty is off and I have not specified a max tag count to show. All the tags that are missing only have 1 instance of the tag. Any idea what could be causing this?

    Posted by Matt Dawson | February 23, 2008, 8:19 am
  78. FYI! Your plugin wont switch to enable in Plugins tab. You should look at changes in code. I tried to update plugin, but the thing is stuck.

    Posted by therseus | February 23, 2008, 11:26 am
  79. @Keith, Problem solved. I set the number of tags to display to 999 and those missing tags showed. When I leave that field blank they don't show. I have a fair few tags and I'm guessing version 4.1 of the widget has a default value for that field but doesn't show it. In the next version you might want to show that default (or set infinity to the default) so other people don't get caught the same way. I use the flat display mode so I don't know if it is specific to that mode.

    Posted by Matt Dawson | February 23, 2008, 2:58 pm
  80. My guess is you have another plugin that’s conflicting with CTC. I tested the plugin in WP 2.3.3, WPMU 1.3.3, and WP 2.5-RC1, and none show any problems.

    Posted by Keith | February 23, 2008, 5:09 pm
  81. Very nice work !

    Is it me or it is not possible to center the tags inside the cloud ? If so, could you add this option ? If not, is there's a way to modify (please simply ;) css or a line of code to have something like a text-align parameter ?

    Posted by Yoopla | February 27, 2008, 4:59 am
  82. @Yoopla, The simplest way would be to add something like the following to your style.css file:

    .ctc {
    text-align: center;

    That will do what you’re looking for. Note that this will only work without more editing if you’re using the widget version of the cloud. If you’re using it via the template tag (by calling the ctc() function in one of your template files), you’ll need to wrap the function call in a div with a class of “ctc”.

    Posted by Keith | February 27, 2008, 11:49 am
  83. Download is not working :(

    (cannot found file) Why? Is something broken?

    Posted by mamrotha | March 2, 2008, 3:38 am
  84. @mamrotha (and anyone else who tried to download the plugin last night/this morning), the download link has now been fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Posted by Keith | March 2, 2008, 9:11 am
  85. hello , i don't have widgets support , and ived tried u're code…. and it dosen't work what should i do ?

    Posted by manele noi | March 7, 2008, 12:47 pm
  86. 我轻轻的飘过 在这里留下了 中文 :mrgreen:

    Posted by 华人 | March 8, 2008, 6:52 pm
  87. To those who are confused by the previous comment (I know I was! :) ), it was left by "Chinese People" and it says "I gently fluttered have left behind Chinese in here"…or at least that's what the Babel Fish tells me… :)

    Posted by Keith | March 9, 2008, 3:22 am
  88. Thx for a gr8 plugin. Can you tell me if the min. and max. colours are used in the config, how the link (hover) colour can still be activated. As upon using tyhe min/max colour setting I now have no hover links working.

    thx :)

    Posted by samm | March 9, 2008, 5:51 am
  89. Thanks for a really nice plugin.

    I found a couple problems with it that you may be interested in.

    You are using the a shortcut method of calling the echo keyword on the admin page control (<?=blah?>). This only works if the short_open_tag option is set to "On" in the php.ini file. By default this option is set to "Off", at least in Windows versions. The solution is to use the full version of echo instead (<?php echo blah; ?>)

    On both IE7 and Firefox running on Windows Vista, I've found that the dialog box that pops up to configure the widget isn't big enough to contain all the controls and text. It's currently set to 510 pixels high. Setting it to 610 solves the problem.

    I've made these changes on my machine and can make them available, but I would prefer if you made these changes and released a new version. Let me know what you'd like to do.



    Posted by David Potter | March 11, 2008, 1:09 pm
  90. I have uploaded the plugin – and it can be enabled but the only widget option I get is to enter the title name. Theres no 'CTC' panel in the 'Widgets' menu or anywhere else. I've tried uploading to a /widgets sub dir off the plugins one and the plugin appears in the plugin list and can be activated but as I said, no options panel!

    I'm using WP 2.3.1

    Any ideas?


    Posted by Andy | March 12, 2008, 12:03 pm
  91. Thank you so much m(__)m. Worked like a charm :)

    Posted by Lauren | March 13, 2008, 7:29 pm
  92. Thanks for your plugin. works great on my site and with my recent upgrade to 2.5 RC2.

    Keep on pluggin!

    Posted by DanGarion | March 26, 2008, 8:05 am
  93. Hi,

    I can download the file, but Winrar is unable to unpack it due to "unexpected end of archive".

    Any ideas?


    Posted by John French | March 26, 2008, 8:28 am
  94. Thanks for this widget. Much appreciated.

    Posted by moserw | March 27, 2008, 6:25 pm
  95. I added list tags to your plugin, so I can format …";</code>

    Posted by Steve Bruner | March 28, 2008, 2:56 am
  96. Great idea. I love this plugin; however, I am experiencing a problem trying to make your tags plugin-widget stay within the size of my sidebar. How can I adjust the width of the sidebar tags widget to stay within the sidebar? and ideas?


    Posted by Phil Scoville | March 29, 2008, 5:30 pm
  97. Good plugin, good replacement for standard WP tag cloud.
    One problem so far, you use a lot of PHP short open tags <? instead of <?php which requires to enable this in php.ini. By default it's disabled and PHP encourages to don't use short version <? due to portability issue. So, it would be better to replace all <? with <?php.

    Thank for the plugin, will be using it!

    Posted by Vlad Sharanhovich | April 8, 2008, 11:37 pm
  98. Great widget!
    But any ETA on that "exclude" feature?
    It doesn't have to be textual. A list of tag-IDs is still more than ok.

    Posted by Andrei Neculau | April 13, 2008, 1:40 am
  99. I am using word press 2.5, and theres a list of features that seem to not be working:

    1) Catagories – The catagories are not displaying in the tag cloud, even with the feature turned on in the plugin.

    2) The plugin seems to only be using the min font size and not the max.

    Any thoughts?

    Posted by Pinekones | April 13, 2008, 6:34 am
  100. @Pinekones: I'm not seeing either of these issues on either my personal blog or on my testing server (both running 2.5). I also checked it on the latest nightly build of of WP 2.6, and both options work fine there too.

    @Andrei: I am planning on including this in either 4.5 or 5.0. I'm going to try to have 4.5 out by the end of the month (it's more or less done, but I still need to do more testing), with 5.0 possibly next month. It's all going to depend on how much I can get done with my current workload.

    Posted by Keith | April 13, 2008, 6:52 am
  101. Hi,

    I recently upgraded to wordpress 2.5 and now the CTC shows my tags, but when you click on any of the tags I see a not found screen.

    Please advise.

    Posted by John French | April 15, 2008, 10:56 pm
  102. Hi – and thanks a lot for the plugin!
    I wonder: Is it possible to make it display ONLY categories?
    In other words, to avoid having tags included?

    Posted by Kjetil | April 26, 2008, 10:21 pm
  103. This plugin does not work in WP 2.5.1 at all. The title for the widget displays but that's all. At my site I have a list of plugins that I'm using, could any of those be conflicting with CTC or does it just not work with the new version of WP?



    Posted by Delor.es.Defacto | April 28, 2008, 9:29 am
  104. Hi
    Thanks for a very nice plugin.
    I wonder, though, is it possible to display only the categories and nothing else in the cloud?
    Would be great

    Posted by Kjetil | April 28, 2008, 11:19 pm
  105. thanks for your plugin. It give me a breaking code. I was frustated with WP 2.5 for tag cloud plugin. great job

    Posted by ari syarifudin | May 1, 2008, 1:41 pm
  106. Is it possible to only show the Tags from all articles in a spcific categorie?

    Posted by Andreas | May 2, 2008, 11:20 am
  107. @Andreas: Currently, no. I'm still not completely up to speed on how tag/category intersections work, but it's something I have thought about.

    Posted by Keith | May 2, 2008, 12:12 pm
  108. @Keith
    I use categories and tags in the following way:
    For example on my website http://www.WebCams-Worldwide.info
    1. Categories for the overall structure (Countries / Staats)
    2. Tag for the details (Cities, etc.)

    Posted by Andreas | May 6, 2008, 2:11 am
  109. hi there .thanks for plugin:

    Does anybody know if tis script is compatible with WordPress 2.5.1 ?

    Thanks in advance for any help on this!


    Posted by baron | May 11, 2008, 6:26 am
  110. Yes, this plugin is fully WP 2.5.1 (and WPMU 1.5.1) compatible.

    Posted by Keith | May 13, 2008, 10:13 am
  111. great plugin. i love the changes on 4.5. but since WP2.5.1 it just shows 2 or 3 font sizes on the cloud. dont know why, i did not do any changes.

    Posted by .daniel | May 14, 2008, 12:11 am
  112. Hi,

    I recently upgraded to wordpress 2.5.1. CTC shows my tags ok, but when you click on any of the tags I see a not found screen.

    Any help as to what the issue may be?


    Posted by John French | May 14, 2008, 3:30 am
  113. Long sidebars can be a pain if you are browsing pages with short text, so here is my idea: Add a option button that allows the display of the CTC widget on the main page only. is_home() I think is the conditional phrase for that. I couldn't find a way to do it myself, so that's why I post it. If however there is a easy way to do so, let me know. philsblogging at gmail dot com — thanks! great plugin!

    Posted by Philipp | May 17, 2008, 3:57 am
  114. Hi. I recently upgraded to WordPress 2.5, which has been fine for everything except tags. I used to have UTW, which worked great. The new system refused to import my UTW tags (no matter how many tricks I used), so I have had to add them manually (a huge task). I don't like the built-in tag cloud widget, so I got yours, which I like very much. I was wondering if you might be able to help me solve another tag issue I'm left with by the breaking of UTW: a tag archive page. Is there a simple way to create a tag archive tapping into your plugin somehow?

    Posted by Keith R | May 19, 2008, 8:31 am
  115. Hi ho. First of all, great plugin :)
    But I have a little problem: I configured the plugin on the options-page and included the tag-cloud via ctc() in my sidebar. There I have just the 18 most popular tags.
    Now I also want to have a page called "Tag-Cloud", and there I insert the ctc(parameterblablah) with number=all&showcats=yes and so on (with plugin: php-exec, so I can insert php-code on pages and posts). So other configuration than on the options-page. But there I can't get the Tags in a real cloud, they stay like a list. First I thought, somelike the parameters cannot overrun the settings on the options-page (because there I had "list" as format), but even when I set formatting as "flat", the cloud on the page does not appear as a cloud. In the sidebar it does. Very strange… Any ideas? Or is it a problem with my theme?

    Here's the link for visualization :D : http://kleinphi.net/tag-cloud/


    Posted by kleinPhi | June 5, 2008, 2:10 am
  116. I installed the plugin in wp 2.5.1 but I dont see CTC anywhere please help

    Posted by Sid | June 7, 2008, 8:26 am
  117. Thanks for the plugin. It works great!__I am very new to blogging and i am enjoying the journey. __Thanks for adding to the experience.

    Posted by Deb Field | June 11, 2008, 3:04 am
  118. Great plug-in! I'm working on modifying it to allow me to exclude the default category (catID=1) from the cloud, lest that category dwarf all others in the cloud from my pre-category days. I'll let you know when it's done! (Right now, the get_categories function seems to be ignoring the exclude argument. )

    Posted by TsuKata | June 11, 2008, 10:05 am
  119. All done with the modification. Let me know if you'd like to have the modified file. :)

    Posted by TsuKata | June 11, 2008, 10:43 am
  120. Fantastic Plugin. Is there any way to remove the title that is shown in the sidebar? Works like a charm!

    Posted by Kyle | June 16, 2008, 5:54 am
  121. I'm trying to set a rollover color for the links – I set up a gradient using the CTC options, then added this to my css:
    .ctc a:hover {color: #468966;}

    But it doesn't work. Is there something else I should be doing? thanks.

    Posted by jp rosenstock | June 16, 2008, 9:06 am
  122. Super! Thanks!

    Posted by Claudio | June 16, 2008, 10:25 pm
  123. OK, fixed it like this: #tagcloud a:hover{color: #468966 !important;}

    Posted by jp rosenstock | June 17, 2008, 7:06 am
  124. I'm not terribly technically able, but I found the plug-in easy to install and set-up using the instructions here and the parameters provided. Thank you very much

    Posted by ::Wendy:: | June 17, 2008, 11:04 am
  125. Very useful. Strange thing that the default tag cloud isn't this configurable.

    Posted by Arla | June 21, 2008, 1:46 am
  126. Great and simple plugin.

    One bug and one feature I wanted, that I added in my own were: (1) if only one tag exists, the title should be "1 topic" — singular, and (2) center the cloud.

    Posted by alex | June 27, 2008, 10:56 am
  127. Excellent plugin. I was really just looking for a way to make a list of my most popular tags, this worked perfectly if even not the exact intention of it's creation!

    Posted by Shan | June 28, 2008, 9:21 am
  128. Great plugin.
    Just one thing I miss:
    I need an option to hide tags that were used just once, cause my tag cloud is really big with all tags showing. And I don't want an absolute number as limit – just the tags that occur more than once.

    Posted by Rubén | July 19, 2008, 12:05 am
  129. This is a great plug in :)

    Posted by Philix | July 23, 2008, 10:52 pm
  130. Thank you for this! I got tired of pounding my head off my desk trying to make the default widget work with my site.

    Posted by GMac | July 24, 2008, 7:32 am
  131. Thank you for creating and sharing this plug-in, it's awesome :D

    Posted by DJ Slimchopstick | July 30, 2008, 4:22 am
  132. Hi – Great tag cloud for WordPress… however, is it possible to use an image as the title of the tag cloud, instead of text? Also, which page is the code embedded in, and is it possible to edit this?


    Posted by Dave | August 2, 2008, 3:41 am
  133. Trying to use this plugin to allow for tags in Spanish on a site written in both English and Spanish (already using a default WP widget for tag cloud in English). The tag cloud showing up from this plugin only shows the English words. How do we tag a post for two seperate tag clouds? And how will this tag cloud know which tags to use?

    Thank you!

    Posted by missbrooks | August 3, 2008, 7:26 am
  134. Is there a way to display all the tags on a single separate page? Like a [TAGS] function? If not can we request one?

    Posted by Terry Valladon | August 6, 2008, 10:09 am
  135. If you use pixel as unit it will work better if you replace $tag_weight on line 204 with round($tag_weight).

    Posted by Bo | August 11, 2008, 11:42 am
  136. Hey, I attempted to use your excellent plugin with a 2.6 wordpress. The Option that limits the number of tags does not work if you only have 100s of categories and zero tags – like I do.

    Posted by Karsten | August 16, 2008, 5:08 am
  137. I would like to have this file with the modifications. I have the same issue. General is 3500+ and the next down is 230.

    jared at whogivesacrap dot net


    Posted by c0c0c0 | September 6, 2008, 9:02 pm
  138. Hi… first: It is a great plugin!
    I'd like to have a "more" link in the end to a page with all tags.
    How can I realize that?

    Posted by Chris | September 7, 2008, 8:16 pm
  139. Thanks a lot, this plugin's really helpful cause my WP theme came along with giant-sized tags.

    Posted by rp | September 15, 2008, 11:33 am
  140. Have added the plug in activated it, but it is not showing up on my site. any ideas why guys

    Posted by Daz | September 22, 2008, 4:00 am
  141. Hi Daz, you have to go into Design | Widgets and then add the CTC widget. You can change the settings from there.

    Posted by John Howarth | September 24, 2008, 5:33 am
  142. Hi Daz, you have to go into Design | Widgets and then add the CTC widget. You can change the settings from there.

    Posted by John Howarth | September 24, 2008, 5:33 am
  143. Many thanks for a great plugin. I'm currently on WordPress version 2.5.1 and it works a treat!

    Posted by John Howarth | September 24, 2008, 5:36 am
  144. Awesome plugin…
    Was wondering if there is any way to display to columns of tags instead of one when the list view is turned on.

    I have alot of space that i would like to fill with another colomn of tags.
    Any ideas?


    Posted by Jonathan | September 24, 2008, 11:29 am
  145. I want to use it without widget hope it possible:http://www.design-hosting-domain.com please check my theme!

    Posted by KATYA | September 26, 2008, 11:11 pm
  146. Yes, it can be used without widget support. Check the readme file included in the zip for more info on using as a template tag.

    Posted by Keith | September 27, 2008, 8:40 am
  147. I am trying to code for a non-widget ready template and I cut and pasted the code above, and nothing happened. Am I missing something? What is the function I'm supposed to add? I am not very well-versed in php.

    Posted by Misty | September 27, 2008, 2:47 pm
  148. Thank you! I have managed to use it on my blog: http://www.budzdorov.org
    You can see it on the righ sidebar at the bottom.
    Just 1 question left, what must be the code to have tags listed in alphabet order?
    Thanks in advance

    Posted by Katya | September 27, 2008, 11:17 pm
  149. Great plugin, thanks! An idea for the future – it would be nice if the justification could be altered from within the plugin or words could be made to align randomly.

    Posted by Tim | September 30, 2008, 4:20 am
  150. Is it possible to hide a specific tag from the cloud, too? I have a tag which was used in EVERY post which overuns the others…

    Posted by Stefan | October 2, 2008, 7:57 am
  151. Hi,
    This is a great plugin!
    I am trying to add no follow attributes to my category links. Can you please tell me if this is possible, and if so, how?

    Posted by Josh Fialkoff | October 13, 2008, 3:07 am
  152. Very nice plugin! I am using this on my blog.

    Thanks very much.

    Posted by Douglas Wade | October 15, 2008, 4:50 pm
  153. Hey everybody. This is a cool plugin. It puts you in the driver seat and gives you control. I just put it on my blog and I would recommend it to anyone.

    Posted by Rick Zepeda | October 17, 2008, 7:03 am
  154. Nice plugin. I use it on 4 blogs! SUPER

    Posted by Baranskyi Slava | October 21, 2008, 2:18 am
  155. Very awesome plugin. I am using it with my blog and love the design and feel. Keep up the good work.

    Posted by Fail Funnies | October 22, 2008, 1:32 pm
  156. Great tag cloud plugin. this is exactly the one that I'm looking for

    Posted by slavezero | October 29, 2008, 12:50 am
  157. AFAIK, there's no reason why you couldn't have two (or more) tag cloudsin your sidebar. You'd just need to use the template tag method (i.e.,add <?php ctc(''); ?> to your sidebar template) instead of thewidget method.As for the filtering, The way the plugin currently operates, it's anall or nothing affair. You might be able to do some filtering usingthe array cloud format, but truthfully, I'm not sure how you'd go aboutdoing it.

    Posted by Keith | November 14, 2008, 7:56 am
  158. Thanks for the plugin works really well

    Posted by Kasumi | November 19, 2008, 4:38 am
  159. Thanks for a great plugin. Is it possible to display the tag cloud outside of the sidebar? In the content or footer section, for example?

    Posted by YMO | November 23, 2008, 10:32 am
  160. Yeah, you can use it anywhere in your template that you'd like, butyou'll have to use the template tag version instead of the widget.Just put <?php ctc(''); ?> wherever you'd like it to appear, andset the options in the WordPress Admin panel.

    Posted by Keith | November 23, 2008, 12:12 pm
  161. Hello. Great plugin, thanks. How can I display the tag cloud in a page ?

    Posted by Kenjin | November 27, 2008, 8:56 pm
  162. The easiest way would be to use the template tag (<?php ctc('');?>) and make a new page template that you use for the page where youwant the cloud to appear. Otherwise, you could use a plugin thatallows you to use php directly in the page contents, but I've never hadmuch success with that method.

    Posted by Keith | November 28, 2008, 3:43 pm
  163. Hello! Your plugin is great, but I noticed something strange: when I click a tag with two words nothing is returned. I'm using WordPress 2.6.5 and CTC 4.5. Thanks.

    Posted by Tom | December 4, 2008, 10:29 am
  164. I'm not sure why this would be the case. As you can see here, it works as expected with multi-word tags (check the "weight loss" and "sad but true" tags). Do you have a link I can look at to try to figure out what's going on?

    Posted by Keith | December 9, 2008, 8:05 am
  165. It IS compatible with WP 2.7. It's running just fine on this site on2.7.

    Posted by Keith | December 13, 2008, 12:46 pm
  166. Great plugin! Do you have any plans to make it compatible with 2.7 WordPress?

    Posted by John | December 13, 2008, 1:14 pm
  167. Hello :) sorry for my bad english language. The donwload link don't work :(

    Posted by Fraggle | December 13, 2008, 9:52 pm
  168. Thank you Keith :)
    Have a nice day

    Posted by Fraggle | December 14, 2008, 12:58 pm
  169. The download link for CTC has been fixed. You may resume downloading from the CTC page.

    Posted by Keith | December 16, 2008, 11:04 am
  170. Great plugin!

    Posted by Enriko | December 18, 2008, 5:11 pm
  171. I would like to exclude certain tags from the sidebar widget cloud display. The 'Tags to Exclude' field does not seem to be working. I'm using CTC 4.5.

    I saw the following so I don't know if this functionality is working yet: "The widget gives you the capability to modify almost all of the settings of the wp_tag_cloud() template tag. At this point, you can do everything but exclude tags from the cloud display. I’m still working on this, but at this point, all the options most users would want are represented."

    Thanks. -Ali

    Posted by Ali | January 2, 2009, 5:59 pm
  172. Hi, Great plugin – works like a charm!
    Is it possible to make a dropdown (or have the option for that) instead of a list or flat? how and where can I hack tag-cloud.php to make it possible?


    Posted by kodap | February 3, 2009, 1:26 pm
  173. Oh man, thanks so much for this. Totally solved all of my tag angst.

    Posted by RK | February 4, 2009, 12:03 am
  174. Good to hear! I suggest you update the description of your plugin at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/configurable-…to reflect that. It currently (7-Feb-2009) says "Compatible up to: 2.5" and I get a message "Warning: This plugin has not been tested with your current version of WordPress." when I select it for installation on 2.7 (which I will ignore based on your response).

    Thank you for writing this.

    Posted by Ray | February 7, 2009, 5:00 pm
  175. I have updated the readme in the WP Extend repository to reflect compatibility up to version 2.8-bleeding-edge (just in case there's anyone running that version in a production environment). I've been meaning to update the readme for a while to reflect current compatibility, and finally made time this morning.

    Posted by Keith | February 8, 2009, 12:51 pm
  176. Is it possible to add a feature to sort tags by popularity and then alphabetically?

    e.g. If you have 4 tags and they are labeled as: student, classes, books, courses. Let say you have 10 posts that contain the student tag and the remaining 3 tags both have an equal number of 7 posts.

    The order for most popular would be: student, classes, books and courses.

    The order for most popular sorted alphabetically would be: student, books, classes and courses.

    Currently, Configurable Tag Cloud sorts by most popular, but for tags with the same post count the tags are listed randomly from what I can tell or at the very least they aren't listed alphabetically for tags that contain the same post count.

    In the future, do you think you can implement such features perhaps?

    Posted by Triton Bloom | March 8, 2009, 2:19 pm
  177. i'd love a copy too!

    sdk [at] stephen daniel karpik [dot] com


    Posted by SDK | March 10, 2009, 1:06 pm
  178. Hi,
    great plugin simple and exactly what I was looking for :)

    In the widget code, I just replace the ' ' between tag name and tag count by &npsp; to keep both on the same line.


    Posted by jerome | March 20, 2009, 2:08 pm
  179. Hi, I just installed the plugin (by the way, I am new to WP) but wanted to know where in the code I need to set up margins, right now the tags don't break and go to the right beyond my page. Any help is appreciated. Gracias

    Posted by marta maldonado | April 6, 2009, 10:50 am
  180. Hey great plugin but is there a way to also include empty tags in tag clound?

    Posted by Vid | April 25, 2009, 6:03 pm
  181. I have uploaded the tag-cloud.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory. I have activated the CTC plugin. I have modified the various options in the settings section. But when I go to the widgets section to add the CTC widget, I get this error every single time:

    Error 500 – Internal server error
    An internal server error has occured!
    Please try again later.

    Any thoughts?

    Posted by Woolf | May 2, 2009, 8:56 pm
  182. I would prefer to not use the widget section and instead add the correct text directly into the right_sidebar.php file (I have to do this as for some reason widgets refuse to be added to the sidebar #2 (right sidebar) via the widget dashboard. I can use the widget dashboard to add teh ctc widget to the left sidebar but that is not where I want it).

    When I add teh recommended text, nothing happens. I tried adding:

    <?php ctc(); ?>

    to the php file as I had modified everything in the settings area. But nothing showed up. So I modifed the line to this:

    "<?php ('smallest=14&largest=36&unit=px&mincolor=#473C8Bb&maxcolor=#8B2500&format=array&showcats=no&showcount=yes&empty=no&order=DESC'); ?>" But still nothing. I do not think I have a ctc file anywhere.

    When I change it to: ctc<?php widget_ctc(); ?> I do get a tag cloud but alos addional unwanted text. So it is working, just not as I need it to.

    Any suggestions?

    Posted by Woolf | May 3, 2009, 8:59 pm
  183. I found this plugin via google today and i thought it sounded real good, so I installed it on my test system on my local drive. I activated the plugin and entered in settings, all seemed fine. But it doesn't seem to work, my tag cloud is still the WordPress default. I'm using wordPress 2.7.1 – will it work with this version? Is there anythign I might have missed?

    Posted by Barry O'Callaghan | May 6, 2009, 6:59 am
  184. I see you deleted my last post. It wasn't spam btw. Not sure why you thought it was. Please email me or check out my website if you have any doubts. Anyway I solved the issue btw. My tags were being displayed by another plugin – I had to edit the part of the plugin that covered the tag cloud from <?php if(function_exists("wp_tag_cloud")) : ?>
    <?php wp_tag_cloud('smallest=12&largest=20&'); ?>
    <?php if(function_exists("ctc")) : ?>
    <?php ctc('smallest=10&largest=28&unit=px'); ?>

    Posted by Barry O'Callaghan | May 6, 2009, 8:21 am
  185. Great plugin, but…
    it has a big drawback: a:hover color in the stylesheet for ctc div class does NOt work.
    "text-decoration:underline" for a:hover works perfect, but not the color.
    Would be nice if you could fix it!

    Posted by Natalya | May 20, 2009, 5:43 am
  186. Posted by Keith | May 21, 2009, 12:16 pm
  187. Thanks for the tip, Keith, it worked!

    Posted by Natalya | May 28, 2009, 8:55 am
  188. Is there an option to require a minimum number of posts in a tag for it to show up? For example, I want to show 999 tags (all of them) but only if they have 2 or more posts in them. That would be great. Thanks!

    Posted by Dave Brondsema | June 15, 2009, 9:42 pm
  189. Hey Hi, im interested in your plugin, but the download link is broken,
    is there any other place i could donwload it?

    Thanks in advance
    have a nice day

    Posted by metaisaak | June 18, 2009, 8:10 pm
  190. This issue should be fixed…there was a problem with the plugin I useto manage downloads, but it has been addressed.  Sorry for the trouble.

    Posted by Keith | June 19, 2009, 11:05 am
  191. This issue should be fixed…there was a problem with the plugin I useto manage downloads, but it has been addressed.  Sorry for the trouble.

    Posted by Keith | June 19, 2009, 11:05 am
  192. Great.

    Two suggestion.

    1. Widget title should be __('Tags') instead of simply 'Tags'
    2. I'm using Language Switcher, so i've replaced "$tag = str_replace(' ', '&nbsp;', wp_specialchars( $tag ));" with "$tag = apply_filters('the_title', str_replace(' ', '&nbsp;', wp_specialchars( $tag )));". Probably, this could be done in more elegant way, i dont know.

    Thank you!-)

    Posted by dor | June 26, 2009, 7:33 am
  193. Voila.
    I don't know why standart tag cloud widget does not work with Thesis 1.5 theme. So i installed CTC on my webpage. For thesis users you can check out this bug-fix – Agriculture Guide
    Instead of using ( actually can't ) standart tag cloud, you can see how CTC charmed my thesis theme.
    Warmly. -at the end of the page – i manually inserted the code.

    Posted by Ahmet Korkmaz | July 28, 2009, 2:24 pm
  194. Voila.
    I don't know why standart tag cloud widget does not work with Thesis 1.5 theme. So i installed CTC on my webpage. For thesis users you can check out this bug-fix – Agriculture Guide
    Instead of using ( actually can't ) standart tag cloud, you can see how CTC charmed my thesis theme.

    Posted by Ahmet Korkmaz | July 28, 2009, 7:24 pm
  195. I think it can be done by

    "showcount=yes' option.
    If we can find a way to if loop, if showcount > 1 , then continue.
    Im not professional, but someone who know a bit php can solve this.
    At least i said my opinion.

    Posted by Ahmet Korkmaz | July 28, 2009, 2:34 pm
  196. Hello.

    I used the automatically upgrade but the plugin disappeared. Can anybody help me?

    Posted by Joaquin | August 1, 2009, 8:15 pm
  197. There is in the new version of the plugin, which was released yesterday. You can limit the cloud with both a minimum number and a maximum number of posts per tag.

    Posted by Keith | August 1, 2009, 9:24 pm
  198. There is an issue when you use the automatic update feature. It creates an erroneous folder that contains the actual plugin folder. For the time being, please refrain from using the automatic upgrade. If you have already upgraded via the automatic method and the plugin disappeared from your plugins list, just ftp to your WP install, go into the plugin directory, and move the 'tag_cloud' directory from the 'configurable-tag-cloud-widget' directory to the main plugins directory. After you do this, you can activate the plugin as normal.

    Sorry for the issues…I'm trying to find a fix, and will post agian when I figure it out.

    Posted by Keith | August 1, 2009, 9:25 pm
  199. Seems to be another issue as well when using the plugin manually (without widget). < ? php ctc(); ? > No longer works. Is it just me?

    Posted by Dave | August 2, 2009, 9:51 am
  200. Strange…I'm not seeing this issue on any of the blogs I have theplugin installed on…does it give an error, or just not displayanything?

    Posted by Keith | August 2, 2009, 10:45 am
  201. Doesn't display anything.

    Posted by Dave | August 2, 2009, 12:14 pm
  202. Yeah I also moved the tag_cloud folder as instructed.

    The widget works, but I also can't get the < ? php ctc(); ? > to work.

    Posted by Dave Bowker | August 2, 2009, 6:22 pm
  203. My bad folks…looks like I let one slip by. The problem was thedefault options were not being set correctly at plugin activation.This has been addressed, but unfortunately, the automatic upgrade issuehas not. To get the new version, download it from here and install itmanually.

    Posted by Keith | August 2, 2009, 8:57 pm
  204. Should the .svn folder be part of the download? That will confuse some people I think.

    Posted by Eats Wombats | August 3, 2009, 4:37 am
  205. It's working ok now. Thanks for the update.

    Would be nice to have an option to specify a punctuation character between tags, with a default of "," in the configuration.

    Posted by Eats Wombats | August 3, 2009, 5:07 am
  206. Nice update. I had some troule with the autoatic installer but with the comments here that was easy to fix.

    One other small issue:
    I would like the widget to show no title when I don't fill in one. Now it shows the default title ("Tags"). Sometimes I just don't need or want a title above my widget.

    Posted by Bram | August 3, 2009, 8:28 am
  207. Nice update. I had some troule with the autoatic installer but with the comments here that was easy to fix.

    One other small issue:
    I would like the widget to show no title when I don't fill in one. Now it shows the default title ("Tags"). Sometimes I just don't need or want a title above my widget.

    Posted by Bram | August 3, 2009, 8:28 am
  208. Hi,

    Really like the plugin, but would be great (for me) if there were a couple of other functions:
    1. the ability to output the php function and NOT have the cloud formatting. I just want the tag links without the cloud formating (still be able to output as flat or list).
    2. more output functions, such as most popular tags by date (most popular tags in the last 30 days, for example).
    3. output specific tags using the tag ID number …. that way I can choose a list of 10 tags, for example.

    Thanks again!

    Posted by Bill Weye | August 5, 2009, 10:15 am
  209. Hi all,

    I created a nice little PHP snippet that highlights the chosen tag on an archive-page (without hacking the plugin):


    $tags = ctc('format=array&smallest=12&largest=36&unit=px&mincolor=#000000&maxcolor=#000000&showcount=no');

    foreach ($tags as $tag) {
    $pattern = "/".single_tag_title('', false)."/"; // zoekt naar de tag van deze pagina
    if(preg_match($pattern, $tag, $match)){
    $replacement = "color: #ff0000;";
    $new_tag = preg_replace($pattern, $replacement, $tag);
    $tag = $new_tag;

    echo $tag."
    " ;

    You can use this snippet in your template inside and outside the loop.

    Have fun with it!

    Posted by Bram | August 7, 2009, 5:23 am
  210. Hi, I have been using this plugin for a while, and recently upgraded to 5.1. I got stuck in the automatic upgrade problem and then fixed it as instructed. The options didn't seem to be working so I deleted the plugin and then manually uploaded and activated it.

    I can see the cloud on my page, but none of the options seem to be working. For example, it is showing all of my tags even though I have it limited to 20. I have also tried calling in from php in my theme as ctc('number=20') which also does not seem to have any effect. Any Ideas?

    Posted by Dustin Wright | August 7, 2009, 5:45 pm
  211. Let me also add to my last post that I believe the number of tags in the cloud are somehow related to the length of the page. On a long page it lists all of my tags, on a shorter one is lists less of them, and on an even shorter one it lists even less. All files call the same sidebar.php file so I don't know where they are getting different tag limits.

    If you need to see what I mean, the website is…

    The front page does not show the tag cloud (by design) but the other pages (Portfolio, About Us, Press, etc) do show them with each of the pages listed showing less and less tags all the while being limited to 20 in the options.

    Posted by Dustin Wright | August 7, 2009, 6:13 pm
  212. Where do I find CTC for WP 2.7.1? Please send me the download link.

    Posted by Chris | August 9, 2009, 4:58 pm
  213. The current version will work on WP 2.7.1. When I started convertingto the new Widgets API, I thought it was going to be an either/orproposition, but I figured out how to keep it compatible with bothversions.

    Posted by Keith | August 9, 2009, 7:19 pm
  214. OK… I tried again.
    1. Error when I choose it
    This plugin is marked as not compatible with your actual wordpress version
    2. Error after inline installation

    Warning: require(/vrmd/homepages/u33020/cc/wp-content/plugins/tag_cloud/base.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /vrmd/homepages/u33020/cc/wp-content/plugins/configurable-tag-cloud-widget/tag_cloud/tag_cloud.php on line 16

    Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/vrmd/homepages/u33020/cc/wp-content/plugins/tag_cloud/base.php' (include_path='.:/vrmd/webserver/php-5.2.8/lib/php') in /vrmd/homepages/u33020/cc/wp-content/plugins/configurable-tag-cloud-widget/tag_cloud/tag_cloud.php on line 16

    what do I do wrong?

    Posted by Chris | August 10, 2009, 3:04 am
  215. is there a showtags() just like we have showcats?

    Posted by ibex | August 28, 2009, 8:12 am
  216. Thank you, is the great plugins, but i need know how i cant insert a link for more tags, after i declared the total number of tags appear in the cloud. Is possible?

    Posted by Yenkys | August 31, 2009, 11:27 am
  217. I'm not sure what I've missed and am hoping you can direct me. The tag cloud shows up just fine, but the links don't work and give a "Not Found" message. Any suggestions?

    Posted by Heather D | September 5, 2009, 2:15 pm
  218. The plugin does not have a valid header.

    What's wong?

    Posted by RiNgo | September 18, 2009, 10:19 pm
  219. When I choose to display less tags than I have is it possible to show an "display all" link at the end (after tha last displayed tag). This will let a visitor know there are more tags. Clicking this link should now display all tags, maybe in a new page.

    Problem is I have more than 50 tags and i want to show around half of this but with a link at the end to allow users didplay all if they like.

    Posted by Albert | September 29, 2009, 5:58 am
  220. Does anyone know, can I have a tag cloud in a page that displays different content than
    is on other pages?

    Trying to implement a Thesis Word Press theme to manage content here:

    If anyone can tell me how to do it, I would be willing show some gratitude.

    Lou Abbott

    Posted by louabbott | October 11, 2009, 7:40 pm
  221. Thanks a lot. Exactly what I've been looking for. It'd be nice if we had options to exclude certain tags. More than good already anyway.

    Posted by DrunkenMaster | October 22, 2009, 12:39 am
  222. I really like your plug-in, and using it for almost a year on my site.


    Posted by Octavian | November 4, 2009, 3:08 pm
  223. Great Plugin! I'm looking to add a little more. First off, I will say, I know very little about coding, etc. This plugin does 1/2 of what I'm looking for exactly. On my website, each tag is associated with a thumbnail. I found another great plugin, Tag Images, which allows you to assign an image to a tag. To make use of the image, the instructions tell you add something like `echo get_tag_image($tag)` or `foreach (get_the_tags() as $tag) echo get_tag_image($tag);`, to print out the image.

    I'm guessing I could add this code in this plugin somewhere so I can have the image on top and then the tag name and count below. Just wondering if someone else on here has done this in the past? If so, could you share how you did it? I'll probably be spending the next 40 hours working on this and if I get it to work.. I"ll repost.

    Posted by Sshwank | November 6, 2009, 9:37 am
  224. what's going on with Version: 5.2?

    Warning: require(/home/pengkuny/domains/niaolei.org.cn/public_html/wp-content/plugins/base.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/pengkuny/domains/niaolei.org.cn/public_html/wp-content/plugins/configurable-tag-cloud-widget/tag_cloud.php on line 16

    Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/pengkuny/domains/niaolei.org.cn/public_html/wp-content/plugins/base.php' (include_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/pengkuny/domains/niaolei.org.cn/public_html/wp-content/plugins/configurable-tag-cloud-widget/tag_cloud.php on line 16

    Posted by cuckoo | November 13, 2009, 11:09 am
  225. This has been addressed (it was a stupid error on my part caused by not enough coffee :) ), however, you'll need to manually download the plugin in order to resolve it. I forgot to change the location of the required files in the code, so it threw an error when you tried to activate it.

    Posted by Keith | November 13, 2009, 11:41 am
  226. I just downloaded 5.2 from here and extracted it into my plugins directory. Activation threw the following fatal error. Switching back to 5.1.

    Warning: require() [function.require]: Unable to access /f5/abrokenmold/public/wp-content/plugins/base.php in /f5/abrokenmold/public/wp-content/plugins/configurable-tag-cloud-widget/tag_cloud.php on line 16

    Warning: require(/f5/abrokenmold/public/wp-content/plugins/base.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /f5/abrokenmold/public/wp-content/plugins/configurable-tag-cloud-widget/tag_cloud.php on line 16

    Warning: require() [function.require]: Unable to access /f5/abrokenmold/public/wp-content/plugins/base.php in /f5/abrokenmold/public/wp-content/plugins/configurable-tag-cloud-widget/tag_cloud.php on line 16

    Warning: require(/f5/abrokenmold/public/wp-content/plugins/base.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /f5/abrokenmold/public/wp-content/plugins/configurable-tag-cloud-widget/tag_cloud.php on line 16

    Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/f5/abrokenmold/public/wp-content/plugins/base.php' (include_path='.:/nfsn/apps/php5/lib/php/:/nfsn/apps/php/lib/php/') in /f5/abrokenmold/public/wp-content/plugins/configurable-tag-cloud-widget/tag_cloud.php on line 16

    Posted by Nathaniel | November 20, 2009, 8:48 pm
  227. Hi Keith. I've just downloaded version 5.0 today. (last one available, right? Because somoene here said he downloaded the 5.2 ?? Where is it? ) But I get this error when trying to activate the plugin:____Warning: require(/home/domain/public_html/wp-content/plugins/base.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/domain/public_html/wp-content/plugins/configurable-tag-cloud-widget/tag_cloud.php on line 16____I've read something you said about downloading manually the plugin? How do I do that? Look please. What I did was, first, download the ZIP to my computer. Second, uploaded it to my site via CPanel. Once there, ( and using CPanel) I extracted files into a new folder I called "tag cloud" . Once extracted, I put the folder "configurable-tag-cloud-widget" I've got from extraction, in the "/public_html/wp-content/plugins" directory. Last, I went to "manage plugins" in WP, found the plugin there and tried to activate it. That's all. Now, is this procedure what you call "manual download"? If not, please tell me how I do it. ____Thanks!__Cristian

    Posted by cristian | November 21, 2009, 11:17 pm
  228. First off, sorry for taking so long to post back…between having a 6 month old, and work, I've been swamped! :)

    I'm not sure why you guys are seeing the errors on activation. I have downloaded the plugin from both here and from WP Extend and both work fine. If you're having issues, I'd recommend deleting the plugin from your plugins folder and try installing it again either from a download or via the Plugin Search function, both work equally well).

    Posted by Keith | November 26, 2009, 12:32 pm
  229. Widget Title in different languages: Could you please give me a hint where to look for the string of the widget title? I'd like to add some code from qTranslate to switch the language of the title between german and italian.

    Posted by Thomas | November 26, 2009, 1:47 pm
  230. Hi there,

    do you think another feature could be to remove the "internal" link? I want to use the tag-cloud for additional content with havin so much internal links on my blog.

    Thanks Joachim

    Posted by Joachim | November 29, 2009, 6:28 am
  231. Hello!

    Thank for a beautiful plugin! Very very useful!

    One question: can I add tags like a single line to my template? instead of pagelist (in my case). Code in template (header.php) here:

    <div id="navpages">
    <ul id="navpagelist">
    <?php wp_list_pages('sort_column=menu_order&title_li=&exclude='.$npdv_options["excludePageNav"]); ?>
    <div class="clear"></div>

    Thank you!

    Posted by Zahar | December 3, 2009, 12:54 pm
  232. runner a newer version of wp (2.8+) and have a ton of catergories/posts, but activating ctc, and adding it to the widgets shows nothing – the code is there (in firebug) but the ctc div is empty

    Posted by Jeromy | December 3, 2009, 10:00 pm
  233. Nice plugin…thanks

    Posted by Roell | December 8, 2009, 12:48 pm
  234. tag cloud appears to be boring…all tags are the same size, and just appear as one color…
    I see nothing to brag about…

    Posted by dsimms | December 8, 2009, 11:59 pm
  235. Well so far so good, a brilliant and simple to install and customise. Thank You (seasons Greetings too, if you are that way inclined!!)

    Posted by Steve B | December 22, 2009, 10:45 am
  236. Hello, Thanks for the plugin, one issue I am having is it seems that it is not following the maxnum rule for categories. What do I need to change so it categories will follow? Thanks!

    Posted by Jared | January 1, 2010, 3:59 pm
  237. Great plugin! I have been using it for several months now and I love it. I have however, run into a problem. I now have over 60 tags but only 45 show up on the new post submission page and on the "Post Tags" page in my blog's admin section. All tags do show up on my blog but when posting a new post, I have only 45 tags to select from. Does anyone know how I might fix this? Is there an actual help forum someplace? ~ Thank you!!!

    Posted by Warden | January 8, 2010, 4:43 pm
  238. need help please, have uploaded to plugins, I activated, and there is no tags in the widgets?
    whats going on with this? Nothing, nada….

    Posted by dsimms | January 16, 2010, 2:52 am
  239. I don't see this one asked yet. When I activate the plug in, I get it with a brownish background. Any help / suggestions on where I can change that to match the rest of my site?

    Posted by Greg Thompson | January 21, 2010, 12:34 am
  240. This is nice.. It'd be nicer if it did pages (with tags) too!

    Posted by Tom | January 27, 2010, 8:33 am
  241. Terrific plugin, Keith. I'm using it (with credit on my 'about' page) on my site.
    A feature that would be very cool would be if the tags' LINK colors could also be user defined. (A color gradient like the COLOR property would be sweet!)

    Posted by Douglas Horn | January 29, 2010, 3:17 pm
  242. It works ! One question: i use the tagcloud as dropdown-menu. how /where i can change the predefined word "select tag" that is shown as first tag in the dropdownmenu?

    Posted by Martin O. Hamann | February 11, 2010, 11:30 am
  243. I loaded it onto a 2.9.1 wordpress, and set everything up, then saved it, but nothing changes on the actual blog…
    um… so… yeah… I don't like it.

    Posted by Vladimir | February 11, 2010, 5:59 pm
  244. never mind, I looked at the directions, and now it is beautiful, I like it very much, awesome job :)
    I forgot to drag the CTC widget to my widgets on the right… sorry about that bad comment…

    Posted by Vladimir | February 11, 2010, 6:21 pm
  245. I'd really like to download this, but your download link is broken!

    Posted by Jason | February 14, 2010, 8:14 pm
  246. Ah, found it here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/configurable-…

    Love it! Thank you.

    Posted by Jason | February 14, 2010, 8:23 pm
  247. Sorry about the broken download link folks…the plugin I use to manage downloads issued an update that caused a few issues. It has been rectified now, but I'll be adding a link to the plugin listing at WP Extend so if this happens in the future, it shouldn't be so hard to get the plugin.

    Again, sorry for the confusion.

    Posted by Keith | February 14, 2010, 11:21 pm
  248. what's an example URL where i can see it in action?

    Posted by Vermonter | February 23, 2010, 6:55 pm
  249. ++

    I too would love such a feature for the same reasons. A shortcode for a tag cloud would do the trick, I think. One could use a inline PHP exec plugin but I'd prefer not to go down that road (doesn't seem to display the "flat" tag cloud correctly for me anyway; I get a list format).

    Posted by Bruce | March 17, 2010, 10:51 pm
  250. Same problem as Jared.

    I'm testing this with minnum and maxnum with showcats set to "yes". minnum and maxnum doesn't appear to work when categories are enabled.

    Posted by Ray | March 20, 2010, 10:14 pm
  251. Okay this was an easy fix.

    Change the whole *if ('yes' == $showcats) {* block to:

    if ('yes' == $showcats) {
    // Do they want to see empty categories?
    if ('yes' == $empty) {
    } else {

    $hide_empty = '&hide_empty='.$empty;

    $cats = get_categories("show_count=1&use_desc_for_title=0&hierarchical=0$hide_empty");

    $filteredCats = array();

    foreach ($cats as $cat) {
    if ($cat->count < $minnum || $cat->count > $maxnum)

    array_push($filteredCats, $cat);

    $tagscats = array_merge($tags, $filteredCats);

    Posted by Ray | March 20, 2010, 10:49 pm
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  255. @Ray Thanks!

    Posted by Jared | April 1, 2010, 9:02 pm
  256. got an errot trying to drop this is into a 3.0 test mu site

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare colorweight() (previously declared in E:Inetpub_Prodmyblogsdevwp-contentmu-pluginsMuTags.php:950) in E:Inetpub_Prodmyblogsdevwp-contentpluginsconfigurable-tag-cloud-widgetbase.php on line 62

    Mutugs is a plugin that provides a global tag cloud for the whole site it has been a round a while and I am not surte how well it is supported


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  261. I'm new to wordpress, and don't know too much about this. And I think this was working when I installed it a few months ago….anyhow I'm curious why this doesn't appear as a cloud, but instead as a list. In the CTC settings there is Flat, List, Dropdown, and array. No matter what I choose, its always a list. I run the latest wordpress. I'm assuming that the individual widget settings under Appearance – widgets, is overriding the general settings. I notice in that area only Flat, List, and Dropdown are available. Array is missing.

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  264. I would also love to see this implemented.

    Posted by John | June 4, 2010, 2:11 pm
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  266. hi, thanks for the plugin, I’ve been using it at least a couple of years, but I would really appreciate the addition of an exclude option, as promised way up there and long ago.

    If there’s some arcane technical reason why this cannot be done, would you mind letting us know?

    I’d be tempted to dive in and hack the plugin myself, but I’d only do something hilarious…

    Posted by enthusemarc | June 19, 2010, 6:34 am
  267. It would be great to see an exclude option!

    Posted by Koabby | July 17, 2010, 9:46 am
  268. After installing the tag cloud in left sidebar I filled in the choices.
    In my own Fireox the are there and visible. In Internet Explorer they are invisible. Only the Title: Tags On Weblog RCS is visible but the 400 tags nowhere tobe seen.
    Some other peoples also complain that the can't see them others do see them. It doesn't matter which browser they use….

    Posted by richard samson | July 18, 2010, 6:57 pm
  269. We're using your CTC plugin on our site, finding it very useful, and would like to make a monetary donation. I don't see a donate button here anywhere. How can I contribute?



    Posted by Bill Hollings | August 3, 2010, 11:10 am
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  271. I use the plugin and its OK! Thanks!

    Posted by Vlad | August 20, 2010, 7:04 am
  272. Hi, first of all I would like to say that this plugin is awesome, so thanks for creating it :) I was wondering if it is possible to filter tags only from one category. I.e. in my case I have a custom page that only shows posts from category 1 and I would like the tags only to be from posts in that category. Is that possible ?

    Posted by nunadesign | September 4, 2010, 11:40 am
  273. I'm using a theme by Woo Themes, whose gurus seem to recommend this plug-in. I'm using v3.0 WP.

    Here's what happens. It installs, I enter my preferred styling, then – nothing. The whole tags widget is gone, nothing showing at all. I've tried installing it via the theme options (in zip upload) and I've also tried installing the folder into my wp/content/plugins folder – this way, it doesn't even show in the list of plug-ins on my dashboard!

    Is it broken on 3.0? Such a pity – it looks like one of the few options that enable you to style the tag cloud adequately, but it doesn't work here for me :(

    Posted by Guest | September 9, 2010, 4:51 am
  274. This is just wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing. Just one question: How can I omit the title "Tags" from appearing. i have a jpg file for a title and I just want not to have the title "tags" appearing as a header. Thanks!

    Posted by Constantinos | October 4, 2010, 9:01 am
  275. Great Job! I really like the customisation options. Have a question… Is it possible to display the tag cloud in a text widget?

    I'd like to add a different title and some formatting around it.

    Thanks in advance!


    Posted by Alex K BCN | October 25, 2010, 5:54 am
  276. I have a very special request regarding tag clouds. I want to build something like this for my foundation, but I don't think the built in tag could will work (and I want to continue to use it on my main pages).

    Let me know if you think your plugin could be modified to support this.
    Seems like it would have to have it's own database of people and then
    build the display from that.



    Posted by Jennifer Smart | November 9, 2010, 4:32 pm
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    Posted by 稼働中のプラグインリスト | bellmeg | November 18, 2010, 11:07 pm
  278. A friendly suggestion to your great plugin: limit by date, so the widgets only show the most used tags for the week or month.

    We have a newspapers and a lot of tags. Unfortunately the latest "hot" tags get burried by the big ones, that might be old.

    Posted by kim | December 2, 2010, 4:32 am
  279. [...] [...]

    Posted by Nube de etiquetas que no sea en Flash | December 3, 2010, 5:33 am
  280. Is there a shortcode we can use to use the cloud on a page instead of in a widget in the sidebar?

    Posted by Justin | December 3, 2010, 11:03 am
  281. Keith,

    Excellent plug-in. Just the right amount of options and very easy to use as a non-widget function. I had it installed and completely configured in less than ten minutes. Thanks for the great contribution!

    Sara Ch.

    Posted by Yellow Ribbon Jobs | December 5, 2010, 5:35 pm
  282. This is just SUPER! Installation was fast, setting it up is a breeze. This is just exactly what we needed without the complexities.

    Posted by Alf | December 9, 2010, 7:07 pm
  283. Hello , thanks for the plugin
    somehow i am not able to get this plugin to show "cloud" , instead it is producing a list of tags (i have selected "flat" as the cloud format).
    here is my website


    I am using simpleX theme , please guide/suggest me how this can be corrected.

    Posted by Vijay | December 15, 2010, 2:47 am
  284. Hi,

    great plugin, wondered if i can call using [a shortcode]


    Posted by akismet-5b58ea2d04257ea5d5b0e8634fa49be3 | January 5, 2011, 4:34 pm
  285. [...] ウェブサイト: Reciprocity | WordPress Configurable Tag Cloud Plugin [...]

    Posted by ハコヅメ » 再整理、30 のプラグイン 一覧 [WordPress] | January 9, 2011, 12:01 am
  286. Hey there, I'm looking for a way to remove the "/tag" from the url, so that the output is href="/tag-name/". Thoughts??

    Posted by unfortunately | January 24, 2011, 6:13 pm
  287. Hi! I'm looking for a way to restrict the posts in which the tags are selected.

    In reality, I just want to get the tags that I used in the last 2 months, or 50 posts, or something like that.

    This plugin is great, but this is the only option it doesn't have.

    May I do this request? =)


    Posted by wKad | January 31, 2011, 7:42 am
  288. Yes, please, that is exactly what I am looking for too.

    Posted by rebellion | February 18, 2011, 4:15 am
  289. Hi, This is great plugin, wondered if i can call using


    Posted by howtodelete | March 8, 2011, 3:16 am
  290. Hi,

    I would like to suggest that this plugin gets an option to allow removing:


    Not all usage of a tag cloud requires it.

    Posted by bybrandon | March 12, 2011, 5:29 am
  291. Hi,

    What format do I use to change the color of the tags? I tried #ctc { } and I tried .ctc { } and nothing is changing… I'm also adding this code to the css inserts of my theme, I assume that's where it goes? I'd like the code to change the link color from dark grey (#121212) to pink (#E5325E) on hover. Thanks.

    Posted by Josee | March 16, 2011, 7:08 pm
  292. Tag Cloud doesn't work with WordPress 3.1. I've been using TagCloud up to 3.04 now I don't have it visible on my blog due to incompatibility.

    Posted by Christopher | March 21, 2011, 7:42 pm
  293. [...] das nicht in der Tiefenstruktur machen möchte, findet hier ein Plugin für eine frei konfigurierbare Tagcloud. (Die Seite und die Anleitung sind auf [...]

    Posted by Tagcloud (Schlagwörter-Wolke) in WordPress frei konfigurieren | pr-doktor-tipps | May 19, 2011, 12:14 pm
  294. [...] 3. Need to make a tag cloud? If you’re in WordPress, go into your Widgets section and drag the “Tag Cloud” option to your sidebar. Choose Post Tags or Categories as your tag options. Want to select your own tags to add? Configurable Tag Cloud is your best bet: http://reciprocity.be/ctc/ [...]

    Posted by Tips and Tricks: 7 Search Hints Every Blogger Needs to Know — Respect Bloggers - Teaching brands and bloggers how to work together. | June 17, 2011, 1:43 pm
  295. [...] Configurable Tag Cloud A tag cloud plugin to give you more flexibility with the styling of your tag cloud. [...]

    Posted by WordPress Plugins | Henny's weblog | August 10, 2011, 5:54 pm
  296. [...] make blog ideas more easily findable by topic (using tags).  I tagged posts and then activated the Configurable Tag Cloud plugin to display [...]

    Posted by Do Visitors Beg to Stay At Your Website? | | August 16, 2011, 10:26 pm
  297. [...] One of the ones I like is Configurable Tag Cloud plugin.  Although every wordpress  theme has their own, it is nice to beable to cinfigure it slightly, so it doesn’t look so bulky or out of place.  Download it for free here. Download Configurable Tag Cloud plugin [...]

    Posted by Wordpress Tag Cloud Plugin | Top Wordpress Plugins | August 22, 2011, 6:10 pm
  298. [...] Download Configurable Tag Cloud plugin [...]

    Posted by Great Read – 10 Best Wordpress Plugins – | Top Wordpress Plugins | August 22, 2011, 6:14 pm
  299. Hi,

    A great plugin, but the font size bit dont seem to be working correctly :(
    All my tags have the minimum font size and nothing in between or upto the maximum font size I set! Please could this be looked into or someone give me a way to fix if its already been sorted in the past?


    Posted by Nathaniel Bailey | August 23, 2011, 4:17 am
  300. I looked at your site, and it appears that each of your tags is only attached to a single post. With This being the case, you won't get any font size other than the minimum or any color variation. Try adding your tags to other posts and you should see things tart to change.

    Posted by Keith | August 25, 2011, 6:53 am
  301. [...] can find the plugin home page (and leave comments) here. [...]

    Posted by Configurable Tag Cloud (CTC) | WordPress Designer | September 13, 2011, 9:08 am
  302. [...] of tags or whatever. I’ve chosen to use a nice little configurable tagcloud plugin I found here. Made by this dude called Keith Solomon. It serves my purposes just fine, THANKS [...]

    Posted by Using Isotope JQuery plugin in WordPress – a better way to implement isotope in Wordpress | Roll Your Own Creative | September 22, 2011, 9:12 am

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