Shuffle Box – Overview

This is a feature of the premium plugin. Tag Groups Premium

The Shuffle Box is a tag cloud where you can search tags by groups and by their names. Tags are filtered live after you clicked a button or while you type, and they re-arrange with a nifty animation.

This tag cloud can be inserted alternatively with a shortcode or a Gutenberg block. Several parameters let you customize labels, included groups, sort order, amount of tags and much more.

In sidebar widgets you can currently use only the shortcode. Simply past it in a text widget.

The Shuffle Box is responsive and even adjusts dynamically when you change the size of the window.


The following screenshot shows a tag cloud that has been filtered by the group “Places”. We are using the parameter “append” to display the post count for each tag and we use the default theme.

Shuffle Box - tag cloud filter - WordPress

The text filter can be used together with a group filter, or applied to all tags in all displayed groups:

Shuffle Box - tag cloud text search - WordPress

The options allow you to use only the group filter, only the text filter, or both in combination.

Settings and Parameters

For all available options, see

Shuffle Box - searchable tag cloud - Gutenberg - WordPress plugin

Tags with multiple groups

If you use the same tag with various groups and want to make sure, that the tag links only to those posts that use this tag with a particular group, you need to activate an additional option.

Use the toggle switch in the Gutenberg block or in the shortcode the parameter:


If the resulting list is unexpectedly empty or misses posts, please try to run Maintenance.

If “all groups” is selected, the posts won’t be filtered by tag group.

Please note that the placeholder {count} (used with “prepend”, “append” and “custom_title”) always shows the total number of posts for each tag – not per group.


Demos are available on this page.

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