WordPress.Com’s Hot Topics Page displays a full page cloud of popular tags. Now you can display same kind of Tag and Post Archive Cloud in your self-hosted WordPress blog pages or posts by using new WordPress plugin called Post Tags and Archives.
Installation & Usage: The plugin is very easy to use. Simply install and activate it, then use following shortcodes for displaying Tag Cloud & Post Archive inside your posts and pages:
- For displaying tag cloud use [POSTTAGS]
- For displaying post archive use [POSTARCHIVES]
And if you like to tweak your WordPress theme then add following PHP code to your templates files:
<?php pta_posttags(); ?> or
<?php pta_postarchives(); ?>
The plugin provides you many customization options on Dashboard -> Settings -> Post Tags & Archives. You can easily set the smallest and biggest tag size, number of tags to show, order direction and many more options.