Cool Tag Cloud

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A simple, yet very beautiful tag cloud.

Author:WPKube (profile at
WordPress version required:3.3
WordPress version tested:6.2
Plugin version:2.29
Added to WordPress repository:01-10-2014
Last updated:11-04-2023
Rating, %:98
Rated by:52
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Total downloads:277 903
Active installs:10 000+
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The plugin renders a tag cloud using a professionally designed tag image as a background.

The plugin’s tag cloud is completely responsive and is correctly rendered in all browsers.

The primary application of this feature is through the “Cool Tag Cloud” widget, but you can also use the shortcode [cool_tag_cloud] to display the tag cloud anywhere where shortcodes are supported.

Here is the list of parameters that can be used with the shortcode, each with its own set of potential values (which are separated by the | symbol):

  • style="default|silver|green|red|blue|brown|purple|cyan|lime|black"
  • font_family="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"
  • smallest="10"
  • largest="10"
  • align="left|right"
  • font_weight="normal|bold"
  • text_transform="none|uppercase|lowercase|capitalize"
  • number="20"
  • order_by="name|count"
  • order="ASC|DESC|RAND"
  • taxonomy="post_tag"
  • nofollow="yes|no"
  • animation="yes|no"
  • on_single_display="global|local"
  • on_archive_display="all|children|siblings|descendants"
  • exclude="1,2,3"
  • include="1,2,3"

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Special thanks to Orman Clark for the tag image and to Dimox for the CSS code.

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