It is easy for you to build a beautiful and useful tag cloud for your Joomla website within few minutes with the help of Easytagcloud 2.1.But I recommend you read this documentation because Easytagcloud 2.1 provide many parameters for you to handle your tag cloud well.
Easytagcloud 2.1 for Joomla 1.6 & Joomla 1.7 Easytaglcou 2.1 for Joomla 1.5
It is the difference.In Joomla 1.6 there are two lists to select,while in Joomla 1.5 there are two input box to input the category ID.
Some people always ask why no tag show after they installed the module,please note: Easytagcloud get the tags from the meta keywords in your articles,the tags wouldn't show if there is no meta keyword.If you want to get the tags from some specific categories instead of all categories,Category/Exclude Category would be helpful,if leave blank in Category,the module will get the tags from all categories.
Easytagcloud is efficient because it only get tags from your database at intervals,not every time you open the page.Here you can set the update interval,6 hours is enough for most websites.
Max number of the tags
Maybe you do not want to display too many tags in your page,it is possible to set the limit number here.
Max font size of the tags/Min font size of the tags
Easytagcloud calculate the font size for the tags base on the frequency,in order to avoid the "huge tags" or the "tiny tags",you need to set the max and min font size,please note,the unit is em not px.
Font size coefficient
It is a special coefficient to adjust the font size,the font size will be bigger if increase the coefficient,please note:the font size is limited by Max font size of the tags/Min font size of the tags at the same time too.Look at the following two images,the tags look quite different when we set the coefficient from 10 to 20.
Input the color you like in hex,the tags would be colorful.Have no idea to the hex code ? Look our Color Table in Hexand get the hex code of your favorite color!
Show underline for tags/Show underline for tags when mouse hover
Set them if want show underline for tags or show underline when mouse hover over the tags.
Set the text align for the tags,the snapshots below show that the tag cloud change when select different options.
Tags align:Left Tags align:Justify
Tags align:Right Tags align:Center
Vertical space and Horizontal space
These two parameters are used to adjust the space between tags.
It is enable to select the exact search or the broad search.For example,if I click on the tag “Joomla Tonight”,exact search will only display the content include the phrase while the broad search will display all the content include the word “Joomla” or “Tonight”.
Target of the link of tags
It is enable to select to let the search results display in a new window or in the same window.
If enable this parameter,Easytagcloud will set a random color for each tag and make tag cloud colorful.
The blacklist is used to block the tags that unwilling to display,separate each tags in the blacklist with a comma.
Module class suffix
It is helpful if you want to control the display of the module by CSS sheet.
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