Dec 10, 2011

Animated flash tag cloud

Most bloggers know how to Add Labels to their blogs. A new concept (not very new), tells you that you could arrange those labels into an animated flash sphere which rotates or revolves with the movement of your mouse, known as Flash based tag cloud or Blogumus.

Over three years ago Amanda from Blogger Buster ported the wordpress cumulus tag cloud to blogger, this flash based tag cloud was and perhaps still is the best tag looking tag cloud for blogger.

Unfortunately this tag cloud stopped functioning for over 6 months. After numerous comments and emails the tag cloud was still non functional.

But Now the tag cloud is functional and works perfectly fine on blogger.
Here you'll learn how to to install a flash tag cloud for blogger or blogspot
There are two ways to do this.

A. Either You find an online generator,
  • like on
  • or
B. Or you can do it in the old school way.

Go to your template editor and find out this code

<b:section class='sidebar' id='sidebar' preferred='yes'>

Now after you've got this code paste the following lines of code just bellow the above line

<b:widget id='Label99' locked='false' title='Labels' type='Label'>
<b:includable id='main'>
<b:if cond='data:title'>
<div class='widget-content'>

&lt;object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="" width="250" height="200" allowscriptaccess="always" &gt;
&lt;param name="movie" value="" /&gt;
&lt;param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" /&gt;
&lt;param name="flashvars" value="tcolor=0x000000&amp;mode=tags&amp;distr=true&amp;tspeed=100&amp;tagcloud=&lt;tags&gt;
<b:loop values='data:labels' var='label'>
<a expr:dir='data:blog.languageDirection' expr:href='data:label.url' style='12'><></a>
&lt;/tags&gt;" /&gt;
&lt;p&gt;Blogumulus by &lt;a href=''&gt;Roy Tanck&lt;/a&gt; and &lt;a href=''&gt;Amanda Fazani&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;


<b:include name='quickedit'/>

However it has been found that in certain templates the second code is not required. So experiment and enjoy.

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