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A how-to guide for creating a clickable tag cloud for your blog or wiki using Tagul.

A how-to guide for creating a clickable tag cloud for your blog or wiki using Tagul.

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  • Creating a clickable tag cloud for your blog, wiki or website
  • This is atag cloud
  • It’sclickable!
  • Clicking a tagtakes you to aof pages with that tag
  • Clicking throughtakes you to the relevant page
  • Tagul.com creates the word clouds
  • Create a new cloud and fillin basic details
  • For ‘Tags links pattern’ use: PBworks: https://YOURWIKI.pbworks.com/w/search?q= WordPress http://YOURBLOG.com/?s=$tag
  • This can be done on any site with searchfunctionality:1. Search for any term - e.g. ‘TEST’2. Note the URL produced3. Remove the word TEST from the URL4. Paste it into ‘Tags link pattern’
  • Play with the options, press‘Build the Cloud’
  • The tabs tocustomise further are at the top
  • The ‘Tags’ tab shows numberof times each tag is used
  • There’s variousoptions for styling the cloud
  • Clicking on the‘Preview’ tab showswhat your cloud will look like
  • Not enough differencebetween tags? Go back and change the number of times words appear!
  • Greater weight = bigger in tag cloud
  • Click ‘Build the Cloud’ again after making changes to the text
  • Click on ‘Refresh’ inthe ‘Preview’ tab - it should reflect your changes
  • The ‘Finalize’ taballows you to get theembed code for your blog / wiki
  • Change the ‘Width’ to the size you want (height changes automatically)
  • Press ‘Copy toclipboard’ to grab the embed code
  • Paste the the embed code ontoyour blog/wiki page
  • The tag cloudshould appear on your site
  • Click on atag to make sure it’s working
  • Questions?Ask me:@dajbelshaw (Twitter)http://bit.ly/dajbelshaw