Public release of ByREV Fast Category Cloud , a wordpress plugin that shows categories as a tag cloud.
ByREV Fast Category Cloud Features:
- True Fade Color ~ all the colors change independently, but the correct proportion of each variety of colors: red, green and blue.)
- Cache Result ~ for fast loading and use less resources (default timeout cache = 60s)
- Show Count Post ~ number of items is displayed outside the category link, so SEO is not affected.
- Sort by : ascending order, descending, alphabetical and random.
- Limit Category ~ Show a fixed number of categories (option)
- Exclude category with lower number of posts
- Minimum and maximum font size can be of any value
Highly optimized for speed and memory
- Plugin is divided in two: "Basic Version" which can be used by inserting PHP code in template pages, and a "Widget Version" which can be manipulated in the WordPress configuration page. The fastest is the "Basic Version".
- Cache help to increase speed and conserve CPU resources.
- Both scripts are under 100 lines of code, each have exactly 97 lines each.
- For most routines have been tested several versions of code and was chosen the fastest of them.
- The widget isn't showing up on my Widgets page...
View this printscreen http://images.blog-u.net/wp-content/original/2011_04/fast-category-cloud.png
Both versions are included in archive, but only "Basic Version" is activated by default.
Activate "Widget Version" via ByREV Category Cloud from wp admin menu: /wp-admin/plugins.php
Note: Widget Version version does not work without the "Basic Version" so, both version must be active ... otherwise you will receive an error message:
*Ups! ByREV Fast Category Cloud Plugin Error! Widget Version does not work without Base Version, so please enable it and the Base Version!*
How To Use (if using Basic Version. For Widget use WP Config)
- mincount ~ Minimum post count
- limitcat : Max no. of categories to display (MAX Value: 100)
- min_scale : Minimum font size
- max_scale : Maximum font size
- color_start : Starting Base Color
- color_end : Ending Fade Color
- cache : Enable Caching HTML Code. Valid value: on, off
- cahe_timeout : Time before the cache expires
- view_count : Enable display number of items in categories. Valid value: on, off
- orderby : Sort by : name, id or post count.
- order : Categories order. Valid value: rand, asc or desc
Solve call-time pass-by-reference error.
Fast Category Cloud 1.4 is the first public release of ByREV Fast Category Cloud
Solve "division by zero" , occur if the blog has only one category.
- Download Fast Category Cloud WordPress Plugin and Install !
- Activate ByREV Fast Category Cloud (Widget Version) from wp plugins menu: /wp-admin/plugins.php Both versions are included in archive, but only Basic Version is activated by default instalation
- From WordPress Widgets (/wp-admin/widgets.php) use ByREV Category Cloud (Widget)
- Use Widget menu for config (Widget Version). Basic Version use cofig from function's call.
Screenshot Widget Config
Screenshot Cloud Cat ASC sorted