I’m humbled to say that my Shortcode plugin has reached the 10,000 download mark. Many thanks to all that have tried it!
Just committed an update to my Shortcode WordPress plugin; it should be available soon. This version adds a shortcode
wparchive for displaying date-based archives (see www.maxpagels.com/shortcodes.txt for more information).
Update: I immediately uploaded a fix for the issue where the
wparchive shortcode would display before all other post content. It now displays as it should, i.e. exactly where in your post or page the code is inserted. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Given that the holidays are fast approaching, I’ll probably be posting less in the next couple of weeks. I wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Version 3.2.0 of the Most Popular Tags plugin is live. This update adds the option to use x-height (ex) as a font unit.
Version 3.1.0 of the Most Popular Tags plugin has been uploaded to the WordPress plugin directory. This release adds an often-requested feature: the ability to embed a tag cloud in a post or page.
To embed a tag cloud, simply use the shortcode
[tagcloud]. You can customise the appearance of the cloud using the following parameters:
smallest largest unit number format separator orderby order exclude include link taxonomy
All of the aforementioned parameters are optional — omit one and it is assigned a default value. For a list of accepted values for each parameters, please refer to the WordPress documentation on
wp_tag_cloud(). If you run into any issues, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Cloud with the top 20 tags
Cloud with the top 20 tags, sorted by count and ordered randomly
[tagcloud number="20" orderby="count" order="RAND"]
Cloud with the top 20 tags, sorted by count, ordered randomly and separated with the “/” character
[tagcloud number="20" orderby="count" order="RAND" separator=" / "]
Here’s a live demo of the last example shortcode (please note that its appearance may vary depending on your stylesheets):
[tagcloud number=”20″ orderby=”count” order=”RAND” separator=” / “]
Adding support in the Most Popular Tags plugin for embedding tag clouds in posts and pages. It’s a feature that has been requested numerous times.