Documentation of EasyTagCloud for Joomla 2.5


1.Download the package and unzip first.

2.Go to the top menu in back end Extensions->Extensions Mananger.

3.Upload the package for Joomla 2.5 and install.


Component configuration

Tags update

EasyTagCloud get tags from meta keywords in articles, the component will update tags at interval to keep the best efficiency.Go to the component administration and you can see the update countdown and the UPDATE NOW button.When the countdown decreased to 0 EasyTagCloud will update the tags and tell you how many tags updated in this cycle,of couse you could update the tags at any time by clicking the UPDATE NOW button.


In component back end,there is a option button.

Update Interval:  Set the tags update interval (hours).

Items limit:  Maximum items to display per page.

Show category:  Show category in article.

Show created date:  Show created date in article.


Module configuration

Tags generation

Tags generation is different from tags update,tags update is managed by the component and will retrieve all the tags.But tags generation is managed by the module,each module has its individual filtering (eg. categories,blacklist etc).The items display in tag related page are also controlled by the module, the same tag in different module may lead to different tag related page according to different modules settings.

Content category: Retrieve tags from a specific Category or a set of Content Categories.If no selection will show all categories as default.

Max number of the tags: Set the maxinum number of the tags.

Black list: Block the tags in the black list. Separate the tags with a comma.


Tags styles

Styles: Select from build-in styles, please note your changes to tags style options will not save if you switch the style.

Tags order: Set the tags order.

Max font size(px): Tags max font size(px).

Min font size(px): Tags min font size(px).

Bold: Enforce the font weight set to BOLD.

Google Fonts:  Please fill the right font name and script subsets from ,effect option wouldn't work if font name field is empty. Note not all browsers support the effect, please refer for more details.

Tags color: Set the color of tags.

Tags hover color: Set the color of tags when mouse hover on.

Tags bgcolor: Set the background color of tags.

Tags hover bgcolor: Set the background color of tags when mouse hover on.

Tags underline: Enforce tags show underline.

Tags hover underline: Enforce tags show hover underline.

Tags align: Set the tags text align.

Line height(px): Set the line height(px).

Horizontal space(px): Set the horizontal space(px).

Padding(px): Set the tags padding(px).

Border radius(px): Set the tags border radius(px).

Target: Set if the search window will open in a new window or in the same window.

Colorful tags: Randomly set a color for each tag.


Intelligent mode

If intelligent mode on,the tags will be divided into 3 classes based on their font sizes,the color settings in intelligent mode will applied and the same settings in tags style options  will be overrided.It can used to generate different colors for different popular tags.


3D mode

3D mode in EasyTagCloud is developed based on HTML5 canvas from TagCanvas and inherited most of the options.Compared with flash tag cloud,The tags in 3D mode are cute and can be indexed by search engine.

Tags in 3D mode will inherited the options Font size,Font color,Google font,Target from the Tags Styles Options and Intelligent Options.


Plugin configuration

Plugin is added in v2.4.3, it is used to display tags before or after the articles.

The plugin has 3 options: Category filter, Only in article view, Tags position.

In order to change the style of tags in plugin, please edit the file located in plugins/content/easytagcloud/css/default.css