Dynamic Word/Tag Cloud Plugin For jQuery - jQCloud

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Dynamic Word/Tag Cloud Plugin For jQuery - jQCloud

jQCloud is a lightweight and customizable jQuery plugin which dynamically renders an array of words as a tag cloud for your website & personal blog. It also allows to be rendered vertically in browsers that support CSS3 writing-mode property.

More features:

  • Custom tag's links, styles and weights.
  • Supports both elliptic and rectangular clouds.
  • Allows to encode special characters.
  • Supports delay execution so that the browser can render the page before the comparatively intensive word cloud drawing.

More Examples:

How to use it:

1. Include jQuery library together with the jQCloud plugin's JavaScript and CSS files on the html page.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="jqcloud.css">
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-3.2.0.min.js"></script>
<script src="jqcloud.js"></script>

2. Define an array of words/tags to be presented in the tag cloud. More tag options:

  • html: additional html attributes.
  • link: custom links.
  • afterWordRender: a custom function that will be called after rendered
  • handlers: event handler
var myTags = [
    {text: "Lorem", weight: 13},
    {text: "Ipsum", weight: 10.5, html: {"class": "vertical"}},
    {text: "Dolor", weight: 9.4},
    {text: "Sit", weight: 8, html: {"class": "vertical"}},
    {text: "Amet", weight: 6.2},
    {text: "Consectetur", weight: 5},

3. Create a container to hold your tag cloud. Note that the container's CSS position cannot be 'static'.

<div id="container" style="width: 500px; height: 450px;"></div>

4. Render a default tag cloud inside the container.


5. All possible plugin options to customize the tag cloud.

  width: $this.width(),
  height: $this.height(),
  center: {
    x: $this.width()) / 2.0,
    y: $this.height()) / 2.0
  delayedMode: word_array.length > 50,
  shape: false, // or 'rectangular'
  encodeURI: true,
  removeOverflowing: true

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by lucaong. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.