In an ongoing effort to make this site as cool as possible, I’ve created my first WordPress plugin called “Popular Tags.” The purpose of the plugin is to create a finite list of popular tags used and to display said list by weight. Since tags are ongoing, the list needs to be finite or my homepage would grow into a huge ugly list of tags. So what I’ve done is created a plugin that will only show the x number of popular tags (the tags being wordpress categories under the hood). To see this plugin in action, visit my home page.
I started out with Matt Kingston’s Weighted Categories code and made some changes (one of which fixes a bug with Matt’s plugin where the last category in your list isn’t displayed properly). The format to use the plugin is no different than how it’s used on Matt’s plugin:
$minfont = 8;
$maxfont = 14;
$fontunit = "pt";
$category_ids_to_exclude = "";
popular_tags($minfont, $maxfont, $fontunit, $category_ids_to_exclude);
You can download the plugin here. Let me know if it works out for you.