Lets you display the Tag Cloud or the Archive directly in posts and pages, and change their look in the options.
|Author:||Thomas Schmall (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||2.3|
|WordPress version tested:||3.9|
|Added to WordPress repository:||12-03-2013|
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
|Total downloads:||4 203|
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Tag clouds and Archives are useful for visitors, but also for search engines to find and index what topics your blog relates to. "Post Tags and Archives" makes it easy to add Tag Clouds or Archives to posts and pages via shortcodes. Before, you could only put it in the sidebar or widgets. That could hurt the search ranking for relevant terms and crowds the sidebar. So one either had to truncate the cloud and archive - or get rid of them (or use some more complicated trickery). Now you can just drop them in your posts and change the look easily via the options.
This shows the tag cloud in action
Shows two versions of the archive in action
Shows how to add the shortcode in posts/pages
Shows the options page
Command for PHP integration
How can I style the Cloud/Archive?
The cloud is enclosed in
<div class="pta-posttags">, and the archive in
<div class="pta-postarchives">,so that you can use CSS for changing the look.
text-transform: lowercase; will give it a calmer look.
Will it help with SEO and the google bot?
Having the archive or cloud fully in your sidebar hurts your search ranking, since you have lots of links on your page. Less (but more relevant) links is better. Putting the archives and cloud on a separate page or post is better, as it allows bots to crawl – and interested readers to see all your content in a nice format.
Don’t add it repeatedly and redundantly though. Make sure it’s useful for your visitors, then it’s typically also welcome by google.
Is there widget support?
Not at the moment. Since there is the WordPress internal TagCloud widget. If it’s requested often, I’ll add it.
- (Mar 2013) has_cap – fixed for current wordpress version
- (Feb 2013) added php call feature, lots of tweaking
- (2012) added archive feature
- (2011) first tag cloud