How To Display Tags In DropDown Menu In WordPress Blog

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Hi,

Tag Cloud may be not diosplay properly. In order to over come from that situation, you can use this hack to display tags in drop down menu. For that you need to add this code in functions.php file of your blog:

<?php
function dropdown_tag_cloud( $args = ” ) {
$defaults = array(
‘smallest’ => 8, ‘largest’ => 22, ‘unit’ => ‘pt’, ‘number’ => 45,
‘format’ => ‘flat’, ‘orderby’ => ‘name’, ‘order’ => ‘ASC’,
‘exclude’ => ”, ‘include’ => ”
);
$args = wp_parse_args( $args, $defaults );

$tags = get_tags( array_merge($args, array(‘orderby’ => ‘count’, ‘order’ => ‘DESC’)) ); // Always query top tags

if ( empty($tags) )
return;

$return = dropdown_generate_tag_cloud( $tags, $args ); // Here’s where those top tags get sorted according to $args
if ( is_wp_error( $return ) )
return false;
else
echo apply_filters( ‘dropdown_tag_cloud’, $return, $args );
}

function dropdown_generate_tag_cloud( $tags, $args = ” ) {
global $wp_rewrite;
$defaults = array(
‘smallest’ => 8, ‘largest’ => 22, ‘unit’ => ‘pt’, ‘number’ => 45,
‘format’ => ‘flat’, ‘orderby’ => ‘name’, ‘order’ => ‘ASC’
);
$args = wp_parse_args( $args, $defaults );
extract($args);

if ( !$tags )
return;
$counts = $tag_links = array();
foreach ( (array) $tags as $tag ) {
$counts[$tag->name] = $tag->count;
$tag_links[$tag->name] = get_tag_link( $tag->term_id );
if ( is_wp_error( $tag_links[$tag->name] ) )
return $tag_links[$tag->name];
$tag_ids[$tag->name] = $tag->term_id;
}

$min_count = min($counts);
$spread = max($counts) – $min_count;
if ( $spread <= 0 )
$spread = 1;
$font_spread = $largest – $smallest;
if ( $font_spread <= 0 )
$font_spread = 1;
$font_step = $font_spread / $spread;

// SQL cannot save you; this is a second (potentially different) sort on a subset of data.
if ( ‘name’ == $orderby )
uksort($counts, ‘strnatcasecmp’);
else
asort($counts);

if ( ‘DESC’ == $order )
$counts = array_reverse( $counts, true );

$a = array();

$rel = ( is_object($wp_rewrite) && $wp_rewrite->using_permalinks() ) ? ‘ rel=”tag”‘ : ”;

foreach ( $counts as $tag => $count ) {
$tag_id = $tag_ids[$tag];
$tag_link = clean_url($tag_links[$tag]);
$tag = str_replace(‘ ‘, ‘&nbsp;’, wp_specialchars( $tag ));
$a[] = “\t<option value=’$tag_link’>$tag ($count)</option>”;
}

switch ( $format ) :
case ‘array’ :
$return =& $a;
break;
case ‘list’ :
$return = “<ul class=’wp-tag-cloud’>\n\t<li>”;
$return .= join(“</li>\n\t<li>”, $a);
$return .= “</li>\n</ul>\n”;
break;
default :
$return = join(“\n”, $a);
break;
endswitch;

return apply_filters( ‘dropdown_generate_tag_cloud’, $return, $tags, $args );
}
?>

You can use this function to display dropdown menu of tags. Just open the file where you want the list to be displayed like sidebar.php and paste this code:

<select name=”tag-dropdown” onchange=”document.location.href=this.options[this.selectedIndex].value;”>
<option value=”#”>Liste d’auteurs</option>
<?php dropdown_tag_cloud(‘number=0&order=asc’); ?>
</select>

That’s it!

Thanks,

Shane G.

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