If you are using standard version of WordPress tag cloud widget, you may feel boring or dislike its look-and-feel. This ’rounded tag cloud’ widget offers different look-and-feel. Technically it uses the same function with the standard tag cloud widget. It only formats the look of tags so that it has different background and rounded corner. It also doesn’t differentiate the font-size of tags, all tags have the same font-size that can be set from admin options screen.
The rounded corner effect is achieved using CSS attribute. As you might already know, currently no standard CSS attribute to achieve the rounded corner behavior. There are at least three different attributes, used by different browsers to achive the rounded corner effect:
-webkit-border-radius. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari browser understands one of them. However, Internet Explorer ignores those attributes. So, in Internet Explorer, the shape of the tag backround in this widget is not round, but square.
The following image shows the appearance of this widget:
And the following image shows the admin options of this widget:
Installation of this widget is easy. Do the following steps to install this widget:
- Download the widget from http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/rounded-tag-cloud/.
- Extract the directory
rounded-tag-cloudfrom the downloaded file, and then upload it to your WordPress plugins directory (
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- Go to Appearance > Widgets > Rounded Tag Cloud, drag and drop it to sidebar area, and start entering your info.
This section explain the parameters used by this widget.
The title of this widget.
- Font Size
The font-size used by this widget. All tags uses the same font size specified here.
Number of displayed tags.
- Use custom style
By default, all styles used by this widget is stored in its own syle.css. If you don’t want to use this style and use your theme’s style.css, this options must be turned on.