Tags are an excellent way to organize blog posts and helps blog visitors browse posts based on a specific topic.

Tag clouds are a useful way of showing which tags are more popular than others on a blog.  The larger the size of the word in the tag cloud the more posts that have been tagged using that term.

We’ve just installed a new plugin for Edublogs Pro and Campus users which brings your tag cloud into the new decade.

Plus, I think that you will find that it is a lot of fun to play with!

Here is the 3D tag cloud in action for our Edublogs News blog:

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Activating the plugin is as simple as:

  1. Go to Plugins > Installed Plugins
  2. Click activate underneath 3D Flash Rotating Tag Cloud (WP Cumulus)

After activating this plugin, you will have access to a new ‘WP Cumulus’ menu under the ‘Settings’ tab of your dashboard.  From here you can control the speed, color, and several other functions of the tag cloud.

You can even choose to use categories alongside or instead of tags.

The plugin allows you to put your 3D cloud on any page or post or in a new widget on your sidebars.

For one more example, check out the 3D tag cloud in the right sidebar of TheEdublogger.com!

Adding a 3D Tag cloud