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6 February, 2009 (05:00) | meta | By: xensen

I have added a new feature to this site, the index that is found under the rightmost tab above.

The index is a tag cloud. I’ve been going through from the beginning and adding tags to my posts (so far I’m up to December 2007).

You often see tag clouds in sidebars. I don’t like them there because they create a lot of clutter. But as this project moves forward I thought it would be cool to have an index, and that this would work well as a page.

To make a tag cloud page in WordPress, save your basic page template under some name such as tags.php. Then put the following code at the top of the page template:

<?php
/*
Template Name: Tag Cloud
*/
?>

And put this inside the content section (if you don’t want all the tags to show change the 0 to some other number):

<div class=”tag_cloud”>
<?php wp_tag_cloud(‘number=0’); ?>
</div>

Now simply write the new page using this as your template.

Oh, and you can change your tag cloud settings by editing category-template.php under wp-includes.

Any questions? Write me via the “contact” tab.

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Pingback from blog.rightreading.com » Making a WordPress index page
Time: February 11, 2009, 8:45 pm

[…] I have been busy constructing an index to my 7 Junipers site, which is devoted to Asian Art and Culture. The index in process is accessed via one of the site’s navigation tabs. Tag clouds are often seen in sidebars, but I think they work better as pages. At 7J I made a brief post summarizing the steps involved creating an index page  via the tags function. […]