How do I refresh the tag cloud?

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  • #911555

    ledfarr
    Member

    How do you reset or refresh the tag cloud? I have several old tags and I written about others more frequently. How can I delete some of the tags in the cloud and add others, or is it a way to refresh?
    Blog url: http://musicmoviesthoughts.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is musicmoviesthoughts.wordpress.com.

    #911684

    raincoaster
    Member

    You can’t. This is one reason I use categories instead; the tag cloud shows the first 45 tags and no more.

    #911752

    ledfarr
    Member

    @raincoaster Thnx for feedback!

    #911767

    justpi
    Member

    More precisely, the tag cloud displays the 45 most used tags.

    #911768

    raincoaster
    Member

    Are you sure? I’ve seen repeated complaints that it doesn’t, that it just uses the first 45.

    #911769

    justpi
    Member

    My impression is that those complaints are due to confusion, or to the fact that the tag cloud doesn’t always update immediately.
    The scientist who wrote the relevant Support doc says that the widget “will display up to 45 of your most popular tags” after having said that it “shows a list of all the tags you’ve assigned to your posts”…
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/tag-cloud-widget/

    #911770

    raincoaster
    Member

    So…we might as well roll a die. Thanks.

    #911772

    justpi
    Member

    Tested things and figured it out, rain. You’re partly right and I’m partly right: “most used” applies when there is a difference in the number of times each tag has been used, “first” applies when there’s no such difference. For example, if you’ve got 50 tags, and the 10 least used ones have been used a different number of times each, the more used 5 of those 10 will show up; if you’ve got 50 tags, and the 10 least used ones have been used, say, only once each, the oldest 5 of those 10 will show up.

    #911773

    raincoaster
    Member

    Ah, that’s way more research than I’d ever have done, thanks! Very useful.

    #911774

    justpi
    Member

    My pleasure!

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