I’ll never forget the day I discovered Wordle. Colourful, uniquely arranged words, sized according to popularity… beautiful!
In September 2007 WordPress 2.3 launched with tagging built-in. The WordPress tag clouds are a great core feature but fall well short of looking as good as Wordle clouds.
Fancy looking tag clouds aren’t for everyone but if you feel your WordPress tag clouds are looking a bit ordinary, read on.
A few weeks ago I met with programmer Neil E. Pearson to discuss a need to make WordPress tag clouds look like Wordle clouds. Collectively, we produced FatCloud. We are in beta release and are seeking help from other WordPress tag cloud users to iron out any bugs before we officially submit it as a plugin to WordPress. Please download and install FatCloud using the link below. We look forward to your feedback.
Download and add FatCloud as a WordPress plugin : http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/netlifes-tag-cloud-fatcloud/
Our flash tag cloud plugin ships with a few skins for you to choose from however you may like to create your own. For those wishing to create their own skin we have made available the .fla and supporting .as files, available as a developer pack here : Developer Pack. Note: font files are not included in the developer pack. While the fonts used in our skins are free to use, it was not known for certain whether we would be entitled to offer them as a download from our website.
FatCloud by Netlife