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• Last Updated: 06/22/2020
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How to display Tags in WordPress using the Tag Cloud widget

Introduction

In WordPress, Tags are intended for categorizing your posts based on specific criteria. When a tag is assigned to a particular post, it is shown within the post page, and the user will be aware of how this post is classified. WordPress also comes with a build-in "Tag Cloud" widget, which allows you to display the most popular tags on your home page and lets your users filter your posts based on a given tag.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to add the widget within the desired area on your website and how to configure it, so it displays the intended tags.

 

Getting Started

For a start, please log into your WordPress Admin Dashboard. You can do that by accessing your domain followed by "/wp-admin", i.e., "yourdomain.com/wp-admin", where "yourdomain.com" stands for your actual domain name.

Once logged, please navigate through the left-hand side menu bar to Appearance > Widgets.

 

Access WordPress Widgets

 

Upon doing that, you will be redirected to the "Widgets" management section, where you will be able to configure your widgets.

 

Configuring Tag Cloud

Within the "Widgets" page, you will be presented with two sections. Under the left "Available Widgets" section, you will be able to locate the "Tag Cloud" widget. Within the right section, you can see all the widget-ready areas your theme supports. They determine where exactly on your website frontend the widget(s) will be shown.

The easiest way of adding a widget to a widget-ready area is simply by dragging and dropping it. To do that, please click on the "Tag Cloud" widget within the left section and drag it to the desired widget area on the right end of the page.

 

Add WordPress Tag Cloud Widget

 

When the "Tag Cloud" widget is placed within the desired widget area, please specify a "Title" for it, make sure that "Tags" is selected for "Taxonomy" and click on the "Save" button.

 

Configuring WordPress Tag Cloud Widget

 

Once this is done, you are ready to go ahead and check how the tags appear on your website frontend.

 

WordPress Tag Cloud Widget on the Frontend

 

And Voilà! Your users will be able to filter your posts and easily find the information they are most interested in.

Note that the size of the tags depends on how many posts they are assigned to. The more posts they are used for, the more popular they are considered and displayed in a larger size.

 

With this done, you have managed to successfully display your tags on your website frontend and allow users to easily browse your content. We hope this information was useful to you and our instructions clear enough to catch up with.

 

 

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