Display of tags – if tag cloud is limited

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  • #155480

    cloudlake
    Member

    I’ve been starting to happily tag my posts like crazy. From what I’ve been reading in the forum here, it sounds like the tag widget is limited to a certain number of displayable tags. I’d like to have a ton of them and would like a way to have a list of all of them. Will there be a way to display all tags? (for those of us who aren’t customizing our CSS)

    thanks!

    Avlor

    #155709

    trent
    Member

    The limit is really in the tag cloud widget itself with the limit of being what the widget provides. Currently there is not a way of editing the number of tags shown. The category cloud widget can be edited, but not the tag cloud now.

    Trent

    #155819

    godbout
    Member

    Any word of a more advanced/customizable tag cloud widget in the future? The category cloud widget is perfect, and I would love to be able to customize the font sizes, etc. on one of my blogs.

    #155820

    timethief
    Member

    Please read the Moderator’s post above your own.

    #155864

    If the tag cloud can’t be unlimited, then how about a simple tag list? The categories and the tags in a blog should function like the table of contents and the index in a book. It’d be pointless to have a book index that listed only the first 40 items. Tagging is the simple way for a user to browse. Searching isn’t the same: you have to know what to search for, which is useless in a single blog.

    #155865

    I suspect – and I’m speculating – that at some point, the tag cloud will have setting similar to those of the category cloud, but as with most things we won’t know until it happens.

    #155866

    trent
    Member

    I have told staff about that through a support request. That and the formatting of the tag cloud itself is not done the same way as the category cloud. Makes it look “out of place” on my blog until it is changed ;)

    Trent

    #155871

    jamesbdunn
    Member

    Whenever I create a blog page, I want a “Table of Contents” module to open and allow me to drag and drop the new blog page link under any Text Heading or Sub-Heading of my choice, including a new Heading/Sub-Heading.

    Tags and Categories are fine for Chronological Journals, but they are completely useless for blogs with a theme. Political Activism, Instructional, Concept Generation, even the Forums all require a Table of Contents so that readers can easily search for content that interests them.

    A Table of Contents allows verbose descriptive text to describe each page in an organized manner.

    For example: http://blog.360.yahoo.com/jamesbdunn?p=207

    This is a Table of Contents; it can no way be compared to a Tag Cloud or Category list. Though the “software” for creating a Table of Contents is very similar.

    #155872

    jamesbdunn
    Member

    Ideally, all of the Table of Content entries would be able to be:
    dragged and dropped,
    random text associated with link,
    indented,
    bulleted,
    contain a “last revised MM/DD/YY”,
    optionally hidden,
    optionally put into more than one place,
    font style selectable,
    allow for placement of external links (supporting information, citing sources of inspiration, …),

    #155873

    @jamesdunn
    This is just my personal view, but I would not hold my breath for that one.

    #155874

    tuffy
    Member

    How many tags can be displayed in the tag cloud?

    #155875

    timethief
    Member

    Hi tuffy,
    From the forum searchbox, the answer is 50 is the maximum that can be displayed by the Tag Cloud widget. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=16057

    #155878

    tuffy
    Member

    Thanks, Timethief. Just to bolster your faith in human nature a tiny bit, I only posted that question after several searches failed to turn up the answer. Have a nice day!

    #155879

    timethief
    Member

    I hope you have a great day too. :-)

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