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Using Tag Cloud Blocks

Use Tag Cloud Blocks to display tags or categories from a Blog, Gallery, Album, or Products Page in a graphic cloud formation. Each tag's text size is based on how often it's used on the connected page, meaning the tags you use most frequently display larger. You can display the tags in alphabetical order, by weight, or by activity.

The Tag Cloud Block gives visitors an eye-catching option to discover the topics you cover. It's common to place this block in a sidebar.

Add a Tag Cloud Block

To add a Tag Cloud Block:

  1. Click Edit on a page or post.
  2. Click an insert point. For more details on these first steps, visit Adding blocks.
  3. Select Tag Cloud from the menu.
  4. In the Tag Cloud Block editor, select the page containing the tags or categories you want to display. You can select a Blog, Gallery, Album, or Products Page.
  5. Select Tags or Categories from the Display Type drop-down menu.
  6. Select a sort option from the Sort By drop-down menu.
  7. Use the slider to set the number of tags or categories that appear in your cloud, between 5 and 100.
  8. Click Apply to save your changes.

Sort options

In the Sort By drop-down menu, select how tags and categories sort in the block:

  • Alphabetical - Sorts the tags in alphabetical order from A to Z.
  • Weight - Sorts tags from most used to least used.
  • Activity - Sorts tags by most recently used to least recently used.


Here's what Tag Cloud Blocks might look like in a sidebar:

Example of a Tag Cloud Block in a sidebar.

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