Category Archives: Site updates

May 5, 2014

I’m humbled to say that my Shortcode plugin has reached the 10,000 download mark. Many thanks to all that have tried it!

January 31, 2014

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.

December 22, 2013

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!

November 12, 2013

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.

May 21, 2013

Most Popular Tags 3.1.0, now with shortcode support

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.

Examples

Cloud with the top 20 tags

[tagcloud number="20"]

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.