If you are a blogger then you might familiar with the tag clouds, its a visual clouds of user generated (automatic / manual ) links of tags with different font sizes. Tag clouds are good to display useful information on the WebPages and blogs. It also helps in decreasing the bounce rates ( ratio of Total no of visits viewing one page and Total Entities to the Page ). Before going further we are going to present a simple code to display tag clouds anywhere in your WordPress template, without any use of WordPress plugins.

tagclouds How to display Tag Clouds without using any Wordpress Plugins

<h2>Hot Tags </h2>
<?php if ( function_exists('wp_tag_cloud') ) : ?>
  <?php wp_tag_cloud('smallest=8&largest=22&order=RAND&exclude=1,2'); ?>
  <?php endif; ?>

Description of few simple parameters:

  • smallest=8 to decide the minimum font size of the tags
  • largest=22 to decide the maximum font size of the tags
  • order=RAND to Randomize the display of the tags
  • exclude=Tag ID’s to exclude the particular tags