New plugin flash LcTags for WordPress 2.3 and more.

LcTags is an editable flash template for wordpress tags.
LcTags allow you to display wordpress tags in a nice flash presentation.
Requires at least: WordPress 2.3/PHP5
Stable tag: 1.0.1
Flash Player 9

Version francaise

Summary

  1. Description
  2. Downloads
  3. Installing
  4. Updating
  5. Integration of the swf in a wordpress page
  6. Uninstalling
  7. Languages

1. Description

LcTags is an editable flash template for wordpress tags.
Tags come from the wordpress simple tags database, and allow administrator to edit display settings:

  • Color panel of tags
  • Buttons color and background color
  • Max and min size of words

Visitors can choose some settings when they visit the tagcloud

  • Tags space disposition (line, circle, 3d space)
  • Sort on date, popularity, alphabetic

Example here

2. Downloads

Your wordpress tree should be like this:

3. Installation

  1. Unzip files. Now you have 2 main directories : /wp-lctags and /lcTags.
  2. Put the folder /lcTags to wp-content/plugins/.
  3. Put the folder /wp-lctags to the root of your wordpress blog.
  4. Go to backoffice, in plugins tabs, then activate LcTags.
  5. Plugin is well installed, you can edit settings in « options »/ »LcTags »
  6. You can see your tagcloud on wwww.your-blog-url/wp-lctags/

Your wordpress tree should be like this:

  • wordpress/
    • + wp-content/
      • + plugins/
        • + lctags/
          • lctags.php
          • class.php
          • + admin/
            • admin.php
            • infos.php
          • + img/
            • gamme1.jpg
            • gamme2.jpg
            • gamme3.jpg
            • gamme4.jpg
            • gamme5.jpg
            • gamme6.jpg
            • gamme7.jpg
            • gamme8.jpg
          • + languages/
            • lctags_fr_FR.mo
            • lctags_fr_FR.po
            • lctags_en_EN.mo
            • lctags_en_EN.po
    • + wp-lctags/
      • lctags.swf
      • expressinstall.swf
      • index.php
      • + js/
        • swfobject.js
      • + php/
        • liste_tag.php
        • settings.php

Apercu admin lctags

4. Updating

To update LcTags :

  1. Unzip files. Now you have 2 main directories : /wp-lctags and /lcTags.
  2. Delete existing folder /wp-content/plugins/lcTags and upload the new one.
  3. Delete existing folder /wp-lctags at the root of your WordPress and upload the new one.
  4. Update is well done

5. Integration in a wordpress page

1. If you want to display lcTags in all your posts:

  • Put the following code in file wp-content\themes\your-template\page.php at the place you want:
    
    
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  • Put width and height you want for the swf, blog root in pathBase variable, save file and update it on your server with an ftp software.
  • You can insert the swf in all your pages templates if you want. (home.php,archive.php…)
  • Don’t forget to follow the step 3 to well finished the integration.

2. If you want to insert LcTags in a post with WordPress backoffice

  • Note that WP content editor is not easy to use to insert flash content. You had to do a manipulation each time you want to edit your post. I don’t success in find an easier solution yet.
  • Open your post in WP backoffice. Choose the « code » view.
  • Put your mouse where you want to insert LcTags.
  • Copy paste this code:
    
    
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  • Put width and height you want for the swf, blog root in pathBase variable and save post.
  • If you edit the post later, be careful: WordPress re-edit the code and delete some code which break swf integration. You had to copy past code again.
  • Don’t forget to follow the step 3 to well finished the integration.

3. For this two solutions, you had to add the swfObject file to your wordpress page.
To do this, you had to put a line in your file header:

  • Open the file \wp-content\themes\votre-theme\header.php with a text editor
  • Copy paste this line between <head> and </head>:
    
    
    

  • Save the file and update it on your server with an ftp software.
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6. Uninstalling

If you dislike lcTags, you can uninstall it in your plugin page. Click on « uninstall ». Then delete folders wp-content/plugins/lcTags and wp-lctags. Uninstalling is done.

Uninstalling is well done !

7. Languages

Open plugins/lcTags/lcTags.php en change the following line:
define(‘LCTAGS_LANG’, ‘fr_FR’);
by
define(‘LCTAGS_LANG’, ‘en_EN’);

Upload plugins/lcTags/lcTags.php on your server.