“Eight Degree Easy Tags Pro” Documentation by “8Degree Themes”


“Eight Degree Easy Tags Pro”

Created: 07/05/2017
By: 8Degree Themes
Email: support@8degreethemes.com

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Table of Contents

  1. Installing Instructions
  2. Creating a New Post
  3. Tags Properties
  4. Tags Options
  5. Tags Include/Exclude
  6. Using Shortcode
  7. Using into widgets
  8. Using images for tag cloud

A) Installing Instructions - top

  1. Unzip eight-degree-easy-tags-pro.zip
  2. Upload all the files to the /wp-content/plugins/eight-degree-easy-tags-pro
  3. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.
  4. For customizing the plugin,click on ‘Eight Degree Easy Tags Pro’ at the left panel of your WordPress dashboard.

B) Creating a New Post - top

As you activate the plugin you will see a menu added as "Eight Degree Easy Tags Pro" at the left menu bar of the admin panel.

Now, perform following steps for setting up tagcloud

  • To go to the plugin's setup page, click on the newly added menu.
  • Now, click on ADD NEW button.
  • Thereafter, the main plugin setup page will be loaded.
  • Now, give a title for the post before setting up the plugin.
  • Starting to set up the plugin:
    You will find three individual settings areas in the plugin's setup page, which are described in detail below.


    C) Tags Properties - top

    Properties of Eight Degree Easy Tags Pro

    At Tags Properties setting panel, you can find different options that effects the property of a tag cloud on the frontend

    1. Enable

      This checkbox decides whether to display the tag clouds or not.

    2. Description

      This option holds a short caption for the tag clouds, as a topic. The input entered here will be displayed at top of the tagcloud.

    3. Font Family

      Multiple font family styles are available for the text styling your tags term. If this option is remained unset then the default font family style of the template will be taken.

    4. Text Color

      It is a color picker that gives color to the text of the tag terms. Also, it can be left unset for the default color of text given by template available.

    5. Tags Body Color

      This option makes the tags look more dynamic and unique by changing the default background color of tag's body. Numbers of color option are available to play with before displaying tags cloud.

    6. Tag Template

      This option holds the layout and design for the tag cloud that is to be displayed in the frontend. A total of 36 templates is available. All the templates are different in designs and features. This plugin extends its features by giving an option of displaying images instead of word terms.

    7. Letter Case

      This option deals with text transform feature. No matter what was the letter case of tags that were added with posts , this option helps to give them uniform style. Capitalize, lowercase and uppercase are the available options.

    8. Font Style

      With this feature the font style can be changed easily to normal, italics along oblique type.

    9. Text Alignment

      This options helps the text content to align in a chosen way inside the tags body. On a tag’s body, text can be right align, left align or center align at a time for the whole tagcloud.

    10. Text Weight

      With the help of this option text weight can be set to bold for all tag terms of the tagcloud. If this option is set to normal then the default design will be loaded at frontend.


    D) Tags Options - top

    Options of Eight Degree Easy Tags Pro

    This setup panel deals with ten paramters that helps in generating a tagcloud . Each and every options are simple to set for generating tagcloud.

    Here is description on configuring the parameters

    1. Minimum Text Size

      This option takes an integer value for minimum size of the text for a tag term. If maximum text size is not set then the size of the text for tag terms with different count will be same as of it. The default text size of the tag term is 8.

    2. Maximum Text Size

      This field takes an integer value for maximum size of the text for a tag term. The term with the highest count will take this value and is displayed in the tag cloud. Changing the text sizes bring alteration on the tag cloud at the frontend.

    3. Tag Unit

      This field takes an input as 'pt', 'px', 'em' or '%' for the font size of the smallest and the largest tag term. Each above option makes difference in the font sizes in a different way so user should choose it according to the requirement.

    4. Tag Number

      Here a total number of tag terms to be dispalyed in the tag cloud should be given as an input. For displaying whole available terms user should give 0 as the value.

    5. Tag Layout

      With this option the tagcloud can be formatted into the flat layout or a list layout. Generally flat layout is used but can be set to list one if the tagcloud is to be displayed at the sidebar widgets area as requirement.

    6. Tag Seperator

      This field takes any characters as an input and are diplayed as tag term seperator. Normally a comma "," is used to seperate tag terms but any characters (a-z,0-9,!,@,#,$,%,^,&,*,(,),_,+,{,},|,",?,>,<,",) are valid. Not assigning any seperator still works fine as a whitespace or blank is displayed as default.

    7. Order Tag:By

      This option helps to order the tag terms in according to name or count. Set this option as per your requirement.

    8. Sort Tags:By

      With this option the order of the tag terms displayed can be changed as ascending , descending or random order of name or count.

    9. Set Link

      This field has an option of choosing the tag link to edit or set it for just viewing. View should be set normally.

    10. Show Count

      Here with this feature the count of tag terms can be set to be diplayed or hidden. If show count is checked this gives viewer a quick information about the popularity of a tag term in tagcloud. So if it is required to display information about popular term this field should be checked otherwise leave unchecked.


    E) Tags Include/Exclude - top

    Exclude or Include of Eight Degree Easy Tags Pro

    This area of plugin setup has options for selecting the taxonomy type along including or excluding taxonomy terms before generating the tag cloud. Users donot require to know taxonomy term ids to include or exclude term.
    This section helps in filtering out unrequired taxonomy terms in a very simple way just by checking or unchecking the checkboxes. The available options in this section are described below.

    1. Taxonomy
    2. This field has options regarding the type of taxonomy for which to generate the tag cloud. This plugin not only supports two WordPress inbuilt taxonomies category and post_tag but also supports custom registered taxonomy type whether by a theme or by any other plugin.

    3. Choose terms for taxonomy type

      As a taxonomy type is selected in the above option, the respective taxonomy terms are enlisted with checkbox before the terms. Check the boxes for the terms according to requirement of including or excluding them.

    4. Exclude/Include
    5. Now this setup area has options to include all the available taxonomy terms or to exclude all checked or include the checked ones only into the tagcloud. Choose this option as requirement.


    F) Using Shortcodes -top

    Using Shortcodes to display Tagcloud

    This plugin is very easy to setup using shortcodes. For each settings published under the Eight Degree Easy Tags Pro plugin ,a new shortcode is generated and listed in the EDET Shortcodes metabox at right side of the plugin's setup page.
    Such generated shortcode, [edet_p tag_id="767"] can be used by coping and placing it into the posts and pages. Thus the tagcloud will be displayed at the place where shortcode is placed.

    Also, copy this code <?php echo do_shortcode("[edet_p tag_id='676']"); ?> and use it into the template file for displaying the tagcloud according to requirement.

    Note:Please don't copy paste the above shortcode directly to page or post's visual editor.Instead please type or copy paste to html version editor.


    G) Using Widgets-top

    Using EDET-pro into widget areas

    Widget areas are perfect place for tagcloud. This plugin also supports for placing the tagcloud into the different widgets areas along footer areas.
    Follow steps below to set up Eight Degree Easy Tags Pro at the widget areas.


    H) Using Images for tagcloud-top

    1. Setting image tagcloud for builit-in taxonomy

      Tags are cool to use into the websites and blogs, displaying images instead of tag words or terms is even cooler. So, Eight Degree Easy Tags Pro facilitate users for choosing an image for a taxonomy term so that, they can be diplayed later in tagcloud. This feature supports for both WordPress builtin taxonomy along custom registered taxonomy terms. Setup for custom registered taxonomy terms are explained in detail in the later part of this documentation.
      Please follow the steps below for choosing an image for a taxonomy term for built-in taxonomy terms.

      • First, go to Admin Dashboard
      • Go to Posts and click on Category or Tags
      • Here, a list of terms will be displayed in the screen for category or tag terms like in the image below.
      • upload image for tagcloud
      • Now click on a term to edit for assigning an image for the term.
      • The following image shows the edit mode of the taxonomy term.
      • upload image for tagcloud
      • Now click on the upload image button and choose an appropriate image for the respective taxonomy term.
      • Then click on update button which will save the taxonomy term settings.
      • The added image will be listed in the taxonomy term listing table as below:
      • upload image for tagcloud
      • Then click on Eight Degree Easy Tags Pro plugin menu at dashboard and start to setup.
      • Choose all of the options as requirement
      • For displaying images instead of words or terms please choose template-16 or template-36.
      • Also, choose those terms for which the images were assigned while choosing taxonomy terms at the setup
      • Finally, publish the setting and use shortcode into the posts and pages or use plugin widget for widget areas, which will yield the image tagcloud.

    2. Setting image tagcloud for custom registered taxonomy

      Image tagcloud for custom registered taxonomy type terms can be generated in similar fashion of like inbuilt taxonomy.
      Eight Degree Easy Tags Pro plugin has huge support for custom registered taxonomy type for generating normal tagcloud along image tagcloud. Here, is an example for setting up image tagcloud for WooCommerce plugin, which has its own custom registered taxonomies like product_cat , product_tag and others.

      Steps for generating image tagcloud for taxonomy type product_tag is given below:

      Note: Firstof all WooCommerce plugin should be installed.

      • As WooCommerce is installed and activated, there will be a menu named WooCommerce in the left menu bar of your dashboard
      • Click on the WooCommerce menu and then on category or tags.
      • Now, the saved tag terms or categories will be listed in the taxonomy list table
      • Here, a new column is added under 8degree.
      • Therefore, click to edit the term so that an image can be assigned to the term.
      • Upload an image and then update it.
      • After this, perform plugin setup as like for the builtin taxonmy terms mentioned in above part of the documentation.
      • Then, use the shortcode or select listed options in widgets to display the tagcloud.

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