Sudden change in tag cloud hierarchy type

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  • #256408

    vallyo
    Member

    So I’ve been using the “Benevolence” theme, and the tags in my tag cloud widget had always been displayed in alphabetical order. Then today I noticed that the tags are now displayed in size order (i.e. highest number of topics first). I never changed any settings for the tag cloud widget, nor does it seem that this widget even has any custom settings.

    How can I get the tags back to alphabetical order? Or is this out of my control? If so, who controls it?

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Val

    #256692

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Link to your blog?

    #256694

    deltafoxtrot
    Member

    I actually like it that way. I’m sorry though that there is no option to change it at the moment.

    #256737

    vallyo
    Member
    #256738

    wpvstp
    Member

    Arrggh…mine, too! Wtf? Why couldn’t they leave it as it was. People do tend to look through lists alphabetically, not by size…the largest fonts and most used tags will stand out anyway, or is this some weird SEO-attempt?

    #256745

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Interesting. (And thank goodness they left the category tag cloud alone)

    #256752

    ddoreau
    Member

    wtf? my tag cloud changed, too, and i can’t say i like the size order! wordpress, what have you done now?

    #256753

    dannyrobs
    Member

    Yes, I use ChaoticSoul (not that the theme matters; I’d bet that this new change affected all blogs) but I had a tag cloud and loved that it was arranged alphabetically, but sized by number of posts. Now, my tag cloud is in order of how frequently the tag is used, and there’s no option to change it. Come on WordPress!!

    Could someone flag this convo or whatever you have to do, to get some wordpress staffer to see this? There really isn’t any reason why they can’t change it back so that we get to choose how we want the tag cloud arranged. Please!!!

    thanks wordpress

    #256757

    kennconlon
    Member

    This happened on my blog too. Seems a stupid way to display a tag cloud because the most used tags are already bigger, why would you need them first as well? If they are alphabetical it is much easier to find a tag you might be interested in, especially if it is small.

    Guess I gotta go look for CSS now to change it back.

    #256759

    sundrop74
    Member

    Mine is doing the same and I think it is so UGLY! It doesn’t even look like a tag cloud.

    #256760

    ryan
    Staff

    Fixed.

    #256763

    vallyo
    Member

    Looks great, thank you.

    #256795

    ddoreau
    Member

    thank you. was that a bug, an accident or something else?

    #256816

    dannyrobs
    Member

    woooo!

    #256821

    Hey, maybe a couple of people liked it that way! Can’t it be an option at least? Just because a few of you complained, doesn’t mean that some of the millions of other users wouldn’t like it!

    #256822

    ddoreau
    Member

    a) it wasn’t even looking like a cloud anymore.
    b) it makes no sense to sort tags by size/frequency instead alphabetical order. at least not if one wants it to be user friendly.
    c) as fast as it was fixed i’d say it was a glitch in the codes and not a new feature.

    #256823

    wpvstp
    Member

    @risuprochester
    I made a post on my blog with a screen shot of the issue. If you like it that way, feel free to voice your opinion here, but most of all, feel free to make a suggestion in the Ideas forum. I for one don’t want it that way.

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