Can I add a tag cloud widget to a Page’s body?

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  • #151296

    jamesewelch
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    Can I add a tag cloud widget to a Page’s body (not a Post body and not as a template sidebar)?

    I’d like to make a new Page (not Post) that contains a tag cloud widget.

    I know that I can add the tag cloud widget to my template sidebar, but I don’t know if there’s any HTML/WP tag (something like [tagcloud] etc) that I can use in the Page’s body/content area that can render the tag cloud in the body/content area.

    Just to clarify, I’m not talking about adding a tag cloud to the template sidebar. I’m talking about adding it to a Page’s body/content area.

    thanks,

    #151650

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry but you cannot place any widget on a Page or in a Post. Widgets can only be placed in sidebars. Also note that we cannot edit our templates at wordpress.com. HTH :)

    #151713

    jamesewelch
    Member

    Thanks, I knew about not editing templates. It’d be nice if there was a way to put some widgets (such as tag cloud) on an individual page.

    #151715

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry but that it isn’t possible. However, engtech did come up with a way to generate a tag cloud on a wordpress.com blog page that you may like to check out. I’ll go get the link for you and be right back. Here you go http://internetducttape.com/tools/wordpress/tag_cloud_generator_for_wordpress/

    #151743

    jamesewelch
    Member

    Sweet. That’ll work.

    #151744

    timethief
    Member

    Cool isn’t it. Happy blogging. :)

    #151745

    jamesewelch
    Member

    Ooops. Just noticed that it uses categories and not tags…

    #151746

    timethief
    Member

    YUCK! Of course it was categories back then.
    Sheesh – I’m sorry I led you up this blind alley … :(

    #151747

    Well, we just have to tie engtech to the computer and start a Starbucks drip. :-D

    #151868

    jamesewelch
    Member

    I had a few free hours last night and started working on my own tag cloud generator.

    I’m just wondering what types of options would others like to see in a tool like this (no promises, but hearing ideas would be cool). My tool’s current status, screenshots, and example is at tag cloud generator. Eventually, once everything has been debugged and looks presentable, I’ll upload it somewhere so others can use it.

    #151869

    timethief
    Member

    Hi there,
    Are you aware of engtech’s tag cloud generator? https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=8127

    (see below)

    #151870

    jamesewelch
    Member

    Yes, timethief please read the above discussion we just had about it. engtech’s tag cloud generator uses categories and not tags\keywords (since tags weren’t here then).

    #151871

    timethief
    Member

    I’m so sorry james. I apologize for not reading your post carefully prior to making my last post and for losing my memory too. How embarrassing. :(

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