I like placing tag clouds on my blogs’ sidebars or footer. Displaying your blog’s tags in cloud format is an easy way to point your visitors to your most popular topics and it helps build internal links to your blog posts at the same time. The WordPress default tag cloud appearance leaves a little to be desired however, so this article explains how to format prettier tag clouds.
There are many plugins that can help you control your tag cloud. I have chosen “The Configurable Tag Cloud” because of the many options you have to model the tag cloud to your liking. In the below video I show you the power of this plugin and the improvement over the WordPress tag cloud.
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As always I would love to hear about your experiences with tag clouds. Are you using a different plugin, and if so, which one. If you are not using a tag cloud, is there a particular reason why you are not using one?
To your success,