Tag Archives: shortcodes

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=” / “]