WP-Cumulus is now a team effort

team effort tshirtOver the last few months, I’ve not been able to dedicate as much time to the WP-Cumulus project as I’d hoped to. Freelance work has been keeping me pretty busy, and I’ve had to deal with acute issues rather than be able to focus on new features. That’s why I decided to look for help. Just around that time, Luke Morton launched a spin-off version of the plugin that implemented something I’d been meaning to work on too. I contacted Luke and I’m very happy he’s agreed to help develop WP-Cumulus from now on.

Some of the things we’ll be working on are pretty major. We’ll finally move to SWFObject 2.x, look into internationalization (both for the plugin and the Flash movie) and make improvements to the admin screen. We hope to be able to release a true 2.0 version sometime this year.


  1. hep, just to say our french gov uses it ! :

    Comment by Ark_E — October 8, 2009 @ 12:58 pm

  2. Hey Roy,

    Is there any chance to enlarge the text of the tags in the cloud?
    I hope you understand me because my english is not the best….


    Comment by Sascha — October 13, 2009 @ 3:49 pm

    • Hi Sacha. The text size will increase automatically if you make the movie bigger. Another option is to use the “wp_tag_cloud parameters” to specify a “smallest” and “largest” font size.

      Comment by Roy — October 14, 2009 @ 10:17 am

  3. Hey Roy, love Cumulus, I wonder – have you guys done a test and/or do you have a result of the optimal tag cloud speed for an end user? Also, is there a parameter which will allow us to change the font style or type?

    Comment by walidmrealtor — October 20, 2009 @ 6:56 pm

    • Hi Walid(?). The font is in the Flash movie, so it can’t be changed dynamically. The default rotation speed (100) came to be after careful testing and lots of user feedback (although I got about as much ‘slower’-requests as I got ‘faster’ ones). That’s why I made it a user-set variable.

      Comment by Roy — October 22, 2009 @ 1:04 pm