Sunday, September 6, 2009

TAG /Label Cloud Widget for Blogger Method 1

A tag cloud or label cloud is good replacement for form of regular labels widget in blogger.

1. In the Page Elements page, add a Labels Widget as you normally do there and (Add a widget>> labels)Tag cloud blogger
Sort the labels alphabetically when prompted.

2. After Adding the Label Widget Go to Layout>Edit Html

3. Press CTRL+F for start browser search function and search for the code

<b:widget id='Label1' locked='false' title='Labels' type='Label'/>
or something similar.

4. Replace <b:widget id='Label1' locked='false' title='Labels' type='Label'/> with the below code.

<b:widget id='Label1' locked='false' title='Label Cloud' type='Label'>
<b:includable id='main'>
<b:if cond='data:title'>
<h2><data:title/></h2>
</b:if>
<div class='widget-content'>
<div id='labelCloud'/>
<p align='center'>
<script type='text/javascript'>
var cloudMin = 1;
var maxFontSize = 25;
var maxColor = [35,130,196];
var minFontSize = 10;
var minColor = [35,130,195];
var lcShowCount = false;
// Don't change anything after onwards
function s(a,b,i,x){
if(a&gt;b){
var m=(a-b)/Math.log(x),v=a-Math.floor(Math.log(i)*m)
}
else{
var m=(b-a)/Math.log(x),v=Math.floor(Math.log(i)*m+a)
}
return v
}
var c=[];
var labelCount = new Array();
var ts = new Object;
<b:loop values='data:labels' var='label'>
var theName = &quot;<data:label.name/>&quot;;
ts[theName] = <data:label.count/>;
</b:loop>
for (t in ts){
if (!labelCount[ts[t]]){
labelCount[ts[t]] = new Array(ts[t])
}
}
var ta=cloudMin-1;
tz = labelCount.length - cloudMin;
lc2 = document.getElementById(&#39;labelCloud&#39;);
ul = document.createElement(&#39;ul&#39;);
ul.className = &#39;label-cloud&#39;;
for(var t in ts){
if(ts[t] &lt; cloudMin){
continue;
}
for (var i=0;3 &gt; i;i++) {
c[i]=s(minColor[i],maxColor[i],ts[t]-ta,tz)
}
var fs = s(minFontSize,maxFontSize,ts[t]-ta,tz);
li = document.createElement(&#39;li&#39;);
li.style.fontSize = fs+&#39;px&#39;;
a = document.createElement(&#39;a&#39;);
a.title = ts[t]+&#39; Posts in &#39;+t;
a.style.color = &#39;rgb(&#39;+c[0]+&#39;,&#39;+c[1]+&#39;,&#39;+c[2]+&#39;)&#39;;
a.href = &#39;/search/label/&#39;+encodeURIComponent(t);
if (lcShowCount){
span = document.createElement(&#39;span&#39;);
span.innerHTML = &#39;(&#39;+ts[t]+&#39;) &#39;;
span.className = &#39;label-count&#39;;
a.appendChild(document.createTextNode(t));
li.appendChild(a);
li.appendChild(span);
}
else {
a.appendChild(document.createTextNode(t));
li.appendChild(a);
}
ul.appendChild(li);
abnk = document.createTextNode(&#39; &#39;);
ul.appendChild(abnk);
}
lc2.appendChild(ul);
</script>
</p>
<noscript>
<ul>
<b:loop values='data:labels' var='label'>
<li>
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:label.url'>
<data:label.name/>
<b:else/>
<a expr:href='data:label.url'><data:label.name/></a>
</b:if>
(<data:label.count/>)
</li>
</b:loop>
</ul>
<br/>Tag Cloud By : <small><a href='http://www.voothemes.com'> voothemes.com </a></small>
</noscript>
<b:include name='quickedit'/>
</div>
</b:includable>
</b:widget>


5. Last thing is defining some style to tag cloud. For that find the code]]> and put the below code just above it.

#labelCloud {text-align:center;font-family:arial,sans-serif;}
#labelCloud .label-cloud li{display:inline;background-image:none !important;padding:0 5px;margin:0;vertical-align:baseline !important;border:0 !important;}
#labelCloud ul{list-style-type:none;margin:0 auto;padding:0;}
#labelCloud a img{border:0;display:inline;margin:0 0 0 3px;padding:0}
#labelCloud a{text-decoration:none}
#labelCloud a:hover{text-decoration:underline}
#labelCloud li a{}
#labelCloud .label-cloud {}
#labelCloud .label-count {padding-left:0.2em;font-size:9px;color:#000}
#labelCloud .label-cloud li:before{content:"" !important}


  • Change Tag Cloud Colors:
var maxColor =
var minColor =

You have to set the RGB values for these two sections in the script we replaced earlier. If you know the hex values then easily can convert it into RGB or find any web based color pallet to make it esiar

  • Change Font Sizes:
var minFontSize =
var maxFontSize =
Change these two values as you desire.


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