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Simple plugin to display cloud of words in Wordpress

This is a plugin for Wordpress to display a list of words. Based on it's given occurences they will be displayed with different font sizes. This plugin is based on the great wordList2-repository by timdream:

The wordlist you provide to this plugin contains a simple list with two columns: The first column is the word, the second column contains the occurence of this word.

This plugin will not count words!

Usage and installation

Download the source and unzip it into a folder inside your wp-content/plugin-folder. Use the shortcode [word-cloud] to add the word cloud to your page or post. The shortcode requires at least one parameter "target-id". This is a unique identifert, used as the CSS-id to address the canvas object for rendering.

Those are the optional parameters:

  source  			  => can be custom-field or sql, see paragraph below
		'query' 			  => the query, if your source is sql
		'source-id' 		=> the name of the custom page / post field, where you put the word list
		'backgroundColor' => background color in hex value, e.g. #ffffff
		'gridSize'			=> size of the grid
		'fontFamily'		=> used font family, e.g. Arial,sans-serif
		'fontWeight'		=> used font weight, e.g. bold
		'minRotation' 		=> level of minimum rotation, set to 0 if no rotation is required
		'maxRotation' 		=> same, but for maximum rotation
		'weightFactor' 		=> weighing factor, e.g. 1
		'shape' 			=> 'shape of the final cloud, e.g. circle, diamond, square
		'target-id'			=> mandatory parameter for unique identification of every word cloud

For a detailled documentation of the word cloud render parameters see:

Source selection

If your source is a fixed list of words and values (source="custom-field"), you have to give the name of the containg custom field in "source-id". There you need to provide a simple, comma separated list like this:

Foobar,5 Hello,2 World,4 Test,10

If your source shall come from the SQL-database your wordpress installation is running on, you have to provide the SQL-query with the parameter "query", e.g.:

query="SELECT word, SUM(count) AS count FROM database.table GROUP BY word ORDER BY count DESC LIMIT 0,50"

See a working demo - in German only - on

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