Congratulations! You now have a working Tag Cloud on your page!
The recommended method to install, is simply using your target website marketplace page. However, if you wish not to use concrete5 internal feature, you can follow the next instructions :
After installing (either through downloading or preferably directly through your concrete5 website interface), you will be provided with a new block Word Clodify in the block set.
To add a word cloud to your page, just add the
block to your page (in edit mode). You will be presented the add/edit dialog:
The block is initially configured to display a cloud of all existing tags (all site page) and redirect clicks on those words to the search page (using the tag as a search keyword). Off course all those options (and many more) can be changed from the edit dialog, each tab being described in the following sections.
All Source configuration happens in thetab:
Words displayed on the cloud can come from various sources. All sources are computed from the site, then words are counted, and assigned a weight depending on the number of occurrences the word is found in the total of all words gathered in those sources (frequency).
can gather words from a variety of content:
In all but the last case, words are gathered and then counted to assign a specific weight based on their frequency. The Source type can be chosen on thetab.
In case words are gathered from the site content, you have the ability to select which pages this content is gathered from:
For all selections involving multiple pages (that is, all except the last two), the selection can then be further restricted to specific page types. The page types are computed from the concrete5 installation directly, so all currently installed page types are supported for filter.
In case the selection requires a specific page (or base page), a page selector will be displayed allowing its selection.
Here is an example of a block configured to pull content from pages tags of all pages directly under the "Search" Page:
The number of words shown in the cloud can be limited to a specific amount by setting the number in the first selection "Get ...". If this number is empty or 0, all words will be shown. (By default this is set to 200). The selected words will be the words with the higher frequency in the analysed content.
Finally a comma separated list of word can be entered to exclude specific words from the result (this is particularly useful when analysing a human text, where all articles such as 'the', 'a', etc... would show up with a high frequency, completely clobbering the cloud instead of more important but a little less frequent words).
The word cloud can be configured to redirect users in a various way upon click:
In the later case, a page selector will allow to select a specific page.
Next, the word being clicked on can be sent to different targets:
In case the word is configured to be sent to the tags search, it is possible to add it to a custom variable too by selecting the Add custom variable option.
Here is an example of such behavior
offer a fully configurable effect:
By default, words frequency is calculated by ignoring the case (upper-cased, lower-cased or mixed-cased words are counted together). Words are then displayed with a case matching their first occurrence in the pulled content.
This behavior can be disabled by deactivating the case insensitive option.
Moreover, words can be made upper case in the display by ticking the make words upper case option
After being counted to calculate their frequency, words can be sized (within the font size range, see bellow) according to their frequency along different scaling methods:
In the case of the Random scaling method, the frequency will be ignored.
The block geometry can be set by changing the X and Y fields (Geometry). Currently, the geometry can only be set in pixels (px), responsive geometry is not yet supported).
Words are randomly rotated at various angles specified within the range in degrees (along a specific number of steps). The default is to rotate words along 5 steps from -60° to 60° (that is -60°, -36°, -12°, 12°, 36° and 60°). Beware though that crossing 90° or -90° will result in reversed words that could be hard to read for the visitors.
Words are sized accordingly to the scale chosen and their frequency in the content analysed. The scaling happens within the range of the font size boundary specified in pixels.
Words color can be selected between various options:
When selecting a color scheme, a preview of the range will be shown in the dialog.
Within the color range, the color can be selected following the word index (by order of appearance in the pulled content), or according the word size (weight), that is, according to the word frequency (low frequency on the left, high frequency on the right).
Here are some example of clouds with different color scales:
The advanced options allow the following configuration:
As mentioned earlier in this documentation, words are calculated from content pulled or from a manual list.embeds a grid editor to allow the cloud to be defined word by word:
Here is an example of custom edited cloud:
If you want to create a custom cloud from an existing (non custom) cloud, and not have to re-enter every single word/properties, you can do it following these simple steps:
This addon creates an SVG inline image. All major browsers now support inline SVG images, but that was not always the case for old ones. For this reason, the effect is not loaded on IE8. Visitors using IE8 will be presented graceful degradation of the effect:
All other behavior/display options (eg: gradient colors, redirect, links, size etc...) are still compatible with IE8 and will display properly. Also, you may want to use the Shuffle Words option so show a more random display to those visitors.
To check how your block would look for older browsers, you can untick the Load effect option in the pane.
Words are sized according to their frequency (if you are using a non manual list), or according to the size you enter in the advanced custom editor. In case a word, once sized and displayed on the SVG image, is bigger than the image itself, it is clipped away from the image.
To prevent this from happening you can change the range of font size () or adjust the image size directly.
This addon embeds the js plugin created by Jason Davies, (released under MIT license) and available here http://www.jasondavies.com/wordcloud
You can contact me for support or question through the Concrete5.org PM system, or you can use the support system builtin. I usually answer within the hour if I am online, or within 1 business day otherwise. (Please just keep in mind that we might sit in different timezones which might end up in me answering you while you sleep ...).
Need a feature ? need to make sure you can use this addon in a specific situation, just ask!