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ILWP Colored Tag Cloud


Displays a configurable colored tag cloud as a widget, or in your template, or both.

Using in templates

Use the function in your theme files if desired. It is always advisable to wrap
the function call in an ‘if function_exists’ statement.

if ( function_exists( ‘ilwp_colored_tag_cloud’ )
ilwp_colored_tag_cloud( $options = array() );

Available options, and their defaults:

    $default_colors = array(    'aqua', 'black', 'blue', 'fuchsia',
                                'gray', 'green', 'lime', 'maroon',
                                'navy', 'olive', 'purple', 'red',
                                'silver', 'teal', 'white', 'yellow');

    $default['min_size']        = 8;
    $default['max_size']        = 40;
    $default['number']          = 0;
    $default['use_colors']      = 1;
    $default['use_color_names'] = 1;
    $default['sort']            = 'random';
    $default['order']           = 'ASC';
    $default['color_names']     = $default_colors;


Installation is easy:
* Install automatically through the Add New plugin page in WordPress, -or-

To manually install:

  • Download and unzip the plugin file.
  • Copy the folder to the plugins directory of your blog.
  • Enable the plugin in your admin panel.
  • Each widget can now be configured in its widget menu


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“ILWP Colored Tag Cloud” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Fixed an echo error in the shortcode handler.


  • Added a shortcode handler, see the plugin page at for details on usage.


  • Removed deprecated functions, tested with WP v 3.6-alpha


  • Minor update for later WP versions 3.1 and up.


  • Added a sort order option, allowing users to sort the cloud in either direction. Added functionality so that if ‘color names’ field is left blank, colors default to the default color set.


  • v2.0 introduced an error, “missing argument in line 30” for users calling the function directly from their templates. This has been fixed.


  • Added sort option – Name, Most Used, Random
  • Updated to multi-instance widget using WordPress WP_Widget API


  • Updated for WP 3.0.


  • changed the way default options are handled on initialization
  • changed to retrieve top tags before random sort of tag cloud


  • Added option to control # of tags displayed.