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WordPress and Simple Tags

I have an installation of WordPress for one of my Blog. It is running over one year.
For WordPress, I have something to record related to the tag, the most important feature of Web2.0 or Blog.
As every WP fans know, WordPress is V2.3.1 now. It is free for download, and Open Sourced.
The embedded tag system of WP 2.3.1 is still not good enough. So I try to find a better one, not the best one.
Simple Tags is popped up into my eye. The latest version is 1.2, works on WordPress 2.3.x. That means it is WordPress 2.3.x native plugin.
To install it is very simply, I don’t want to repeat the readme file of the download package. You can find it.
To use it, is also very easy.
I’d like to list some feature I do like.
1) Suggested tags
2) Mass Edit Tags
3) Related posts
4) Tag cloud
5) Post without tags
At the end of this post, the site I mentioned in the beginning is Self-Study Resource.

SimpleTag plugin

I am a newbie of WordPress.
To implement a tag system for this site. I try some different tag plugin.
bunny-tags, UTW, and simple-tagging.
Finally, I choose Simple Tagging. It is really simple to install it on WordPress.
The installation step:
1) Download package, Download v1.6 file
2) Decompress it and put the files into your plugins directory (/wp-content/plugins/).
3) Enable the plugin in the WordPress Plugins admin page.
4) Go to WordPress Admin > Tags > Tag Options, adjust the options and save.
5) Go to WordPress Admin > Options > Permalinks and press the button to update the permalink structure.
The Tag Options has lots of configuration. Be carefully when you modify them.
I want to show my Tag Cloud codes for you.

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Build the related entries by TagSupplementals Plugin

Some people noticed that I have the related entries follow the main entry body.
I use TagSupplementals Plugins to implement this feature.
The installation is very simply. I don’t explain it.
The topic I want say is about how to add the code into the MovableType template.
1) Install the plugin.
2) Add tags into every entry.
3) Add the following code into Individual Entry Archive template file:
Find <p class=”entry-footer”>
Add following code after the footer section.

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Build a perfect Tag Cloud page

MovableType 3.31 introduced Tag as a new feature.
I’d like to tell you how to build a perfect Tag Cloud page.
1) Create a new Index template. Add the html code as below.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html xmlns="" id="sixapart-standard"> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=<$MTPublishCharset$>" /> <meta name="generator" content="David Yin" /> <link rel="stylesheet" href="<$MTBlogURL$>styles-site.css" type="text/css" /> <link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Atom" href="<$MTBlogURL$>atom.xml" /> <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS 2.0" href="<$MTBlogURL$>index.xml" /> <title>Tag cloud : <$MTBlogName encode_html="1"$></title> <link rel="EditURI" type="application/rsd+xml" title="RSD" href="<$MTBlogURL$>rsd.xml" /> </head> <body class="layout-one-column"> <div id="container"> <div id="container-inner"> <div id="banner"> <div id="banner-inner"> <h1 id="banner-header"><a href="<$MTBlogURL$>" accesskey="1"><$MTBlogName encode_html="1"$></a></h1> <h2 id="banner-description"><$MTBlogDescription$></h2> </div> </div> <div id="pagebody"> <div id="pagebody-inner"> <div id="alpha"> <div id="alpha-inner"> <h3> Tag Cloud </h3> <MTTags> <a href="<$MTTagSearchLink$>" class="tag<$MTTagRank max="7"$>"><$MTTagName$></a> </MTTags> </div> <hr/> <p> This Tag Cloud page is designed by <a href="">David Yin.</a> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </body> </html>

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