Simple Tag Cloud – Shortcode Parameters

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Note: This shortcode is also available as Gutenberg block. You can configure the block without using any code or parameters. Learn more about the block options.

If you don’t know what is a shortcode and how to use it, you first may want to read this article.

Shortcode

[tag_groups_simple_cloud]

Example

[tag_groups_simple_cloud include=3,5,6 smallest=16 largest=16]

Data Types

  • string: A text. For identifiers that won’t be visible to visitors you often have to replace spaces with _ or -. If the string contains spaces, you need to wrap it in quotes.
  • integer: A number without decimal places.
  • 0 or 1: 0 turns the feature off and 1 on.

Gutenberg Block

If you are using Gutenberg, most of the parameters below will also be available in the corresponding block. You can always convert a block to a shortcode while preserving your settings.

Parameters

Tags or Terms

taxonomy

Restrict the tags only to these taxonomies. Available are only taxonomies that have been activated in the Settings.

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
comma-separated list of taxonomy namesTaxonomies selected in the settings under “Basics”.taxonomy=post_tag,product_tag

smallest

Font-size in pt of the smallest tags.

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
integer12smallest=12

largest

Font-size in pt of the largest tags.

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
integer22largest=20

orderby

Which field to use for sorting.

optiondescription
namedisplay name of the tag
naturalnatural sort order (See note below.)
countpost count
slugtag slug
term_idID of the tag
descriptiontag description
randomrandom order that changes when all object + page caches refresh
term_orderA custom sort order is available with a 3rd-party plugin.

Since WordPress doesn’t natively offer natural sort order, we have to first order them by name and then by natural sort order. If you limit the number of tags with amount, the amount of tags is therefore determined by cutting off with “name” sorting and then sorting them with “natural”.

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
stringnameorderby=natural

order

Whether to sort the tags in ascending or descending order. Ascending order also means from oldest to newest.

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
stringASCorder=desc

amount

Maximum amount of tags in one cloud (per group).

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
integer0 (unlimited)amount=30

hide_empty

Whether to hide or show tags that are not assigned to any post.

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
0 or 11 (hide empty)hide_empty=1

threshold

Set a minimum count of published posts that use a tag for this tag to appear. Posts are counted across all groups. Please also pay attention to the value of hide_empty.

DefaultPossible ValuesExample
0integerthreshold=2

tags_post_id

Display only tags that are assigned to the post (or page) with a specified ID. If the value is set to 0, the plugin will try to retrieve the current post ID. Turn it off with -1.

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
integer-1 (all tags displayed)tags_post_id=0

assigned_class

A modification of the tags_post_id parameter: Rather than hiding tags that are not assigned to the post (or page), they can be styled differently. Tags will receive this class name with appended _1 or _0. (If you output the tags as an array, a new element with the key “assigned” will be true or false.)

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
stringempty (off)assigned_class=“color-for-assigned-tag”

separator

A separator between the tags.

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
stringemptyseparator=“•”

adjust_separator_size

Whether to adjust the separator’s size to the size of the following tag.

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
0 or 11adjust_separator_size=1

separator_size

The size of the separator, if not automatically adjusted to the size of the following tag.

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
integer12separator_size=12

prepend

Prepend to each tag label. Can obtain the placeholder {count} that will be replaced with the post count for that tag.

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
stringemptyprepend=“#”

append

Append to each tag label. Can obtain the placeholder {count} that will be replaced with the post count for that tag.

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
stringemptyappend=“{count}”

Set the “target” attribute for the links of the tags. Possible values are: _blank, _self, _parent or _top. In the shortcode you can also set the name of a frame.

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
string: “_blank”, “_self”, “_parent”, “_top”, or the name of a frameempty (= opens in the same window, same as using _self)link_target=“_blank”

Append something to each tag’s link, for example a query.

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
stringemptylink_append=“track=this”
Available only in the shortcode!

show_tag_count

Whether to show the number of posts as tooltip (behind the tag description) when hovering the mouse over the tag.

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
0 or 11 (show)show_tag_count=0

custom_title

tooltip when hovering the mouse over a tag; placeholders: {count} for post count, {description} for tag description, {name} for tag name

If you also use custom_title_plural then the text of custom_title will be used for a post count of 1 and you can use here the singular form

DefaultPossible ValuesExample
depends on show_tag_countstringcustom_title="One post uses {name}"

custom_title_zero

tooltip when hovering the mouse over a tag; placeholders: {count} for post count, {description} for tag description, {name} for tag name

This text will be used for tags that have a post count of 0 (i.e. they are not used with any published post).

DefaultPossible ValuesExample
not usedstringcustom_title_zero="No post uses {name}"

custom_title_plural

tooltip when hovering the mouse over a tag; placeholders: {count} for post count, {description} for tag description, {name} for tag name

This text will be used for tags that have a post count of >1. You can use here plural forms.

DefaultPossible ValuesExample
not usedstringcustom_title_plural="{count} posts use {name}"

Groups

include

Tag groups that will be considered in the tag cloud. In the short code you use the IDs, which you find in the left column in the list of groups. Empty or not used means that all tag groups will be used.

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
comma-separated list of integersallinclude=“1,5,9”

exclude

groups to exclude

DefaultPossible ValuesExample
nonecomma-separated list of group IDsexclude=2,3,5

groups_post_id

Display only groups of which at least one assigned tag is also assigned to the post (or page) with the ID x. If set to 0, it will try to retrieve the current post ID. Matching groups will be added to the list specified by the parameter include

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
integer-1 (all groups displayed).groups_post_id=14

Advanced Styling

You can set here IDs and classes to be referred to in CSS. You need some knowledge of CSS to use these options.

div_id

Define an ID for the enclosing <div>.

  1. Avoid words that are used by WordPress such as “content” or “main”. Each ID must be unique for the entire page.
accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
stringemptydiv_id=“sidebar_01”

div_class

Define a class for the enclosing <div>.

accepted valuesdefaultexample shortcode
stringtag-groups-cloud-combineddiv_class=“make-it-dark”