[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #6504: wp_tag_cloud default unit output (undefined styling / solution)

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#6504: wp_tag_cloud default unit output (undefined styling / solution)
 Reporter:  vlogtheimpaler  |       Owner:  anonymous   
     Type:  defect          |      Status:  new         
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:  2.5.1       
Component:  Template        |     Version:              
 Severity:  normal          |    Keywords:  wp_tag_cloud
 I found a possibly unwanted behavior when attempting to dump the inline
 styles for wp_tag_cloud in one of my current "themes-in-progress". Mainly
 when the size arguments were left undefined:


 All the units in this example default to '0', which hides listed tags all
 together via the inline styles. It seems to apply to lesser-used tags the
 most as I don't have a sample DB with tons of tags yet to test against.
 But it could be used to solve a problem at the same time.

 I believe that instead of creating a whole new template tag or plug-in,
 wouldn't it be more useful to just use this as a valid argument to exclude
 inline styles? This way if units or min/max sizes (or all three as above)
 are left undefined, wp_tag_cloud can display tags exactly like
 wp_list_categories for those who don't want inline styles. It may also
 work some ideas from ticket #5172 if strings could be passed to define
 class names instead of units.

 so something like:

 wp_tag_cloud('&unit=0&number=0&orderby=count&format=list'); /* 'unit=&' or
 'unit=0& */

 could simply exclude inline styles all together where as:
 would define the unit type as classes. Then divide the counted number of
 classes appropriately to be treated as numbered units while pushing class
 names as numbers.

 If there's a plug-in that already does all of this, I haven't found it.
 But it would be so much easier to have it as a built-in template tag to
 flexibly display all tags.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6504>
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