Xili-tidy-tags

xili-tidy-tags is a tool for grouping tags by semantic groups or by language and for creating tidy tag clouds.

xili-tidy-tags

xili-tidy-tags is a tool for grouping tags by semantic groups or by language and for creating tidy tag clouds.

Contributors: michelwppi, MS dev.xiligroup

Donate link: http://dev.xiligroup.com/

Tags: tag,tags,theme,post,plugin,posts, page, category, admin,multilingual,taxonomy,dictionary,widget,CMS, multisite, wpmu

Requires at least: 3.0

Tested up to: 3.3

Stable tag: 1.6.4

Description

on monolingual website (blog or CMS)

xili-tidy-tags is a tool for grouping tags by semantic groups and sub-groups. This tags aggregator can also, by instance, be used to group tags according two or more main parts of the CMS website. It is also possible to create group of tags in parallel of category and display a ‘sub’ tag cloud only depending of the displayed category.

on multilingual website

xili-tidy-tags is a tool for grouping tags by language with xili-language plugin for multilingual site and for creating tidy tag clouds. By instance to present only tags in english when the theme is in english because the post or the current category present texts in english. Technically, as xili-language, this plugin don't create tables in wordpress db. He only use (rich) taxonomy features. So, with or without the plugin, the base structure is not modified.

Why xili-tidy-tags versus / against included parent property of terms ?

With default parent feature, a tag (term) can have only one parent. The default taxonomy (see file taxonomy.php in folder wp-includes) is very poweful but don't include the queries to group tags under one another tag. Is is the purpose of this plugin xili-tidy-tags created since WP 2.7 ! Initially created to group tags by language, he structurally contains all functions to group tags by semantic groups AND one tag can belong to one or more groups.

Widget to insert Tags cloud

The powerful widget is easy to setup and to choose what and when group of tags to display.

Template tags

are provided to enrich the theme and display sub-selection of tags. Through the settings admin UI, it is possible to assign to a tag one or more groups (by instance a french tag to the french language group. A trademark term like WordPress to a group named "trademark". You can choose different storage policies.

TRILOGY FOR MULTILINGUAL CMS SITE

[xili-language](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/xili-language/), [xili-tidy-tags](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/xili-tidy-tags/), [xili-dictionary](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/xili-dictionary/)

Roadmap

  • readme.txt rewritting.

News

Recent updatings

1.6.4

  • pre-tests with WP 3.4

1.6.1, 1.6.2

  • fixes url and messages, new folder organization, fixes custom post tags, tag edit + hierarchy.

1.6.0

  • today xili-tidy-tags is ready for custom taxonomy and custom post type. * tags cloud widget with conditionnal display as other xili plugins.

1.5.4 from 1.3.0

Progressive improvements and more features

  • add two new template tags :
  • link_for_posts_of_xili_tags_group to return the link to show posts of a xili_tags_group.
  • xili_tags_group_list to list tags-group with link to list Posts with tags belonging to each tags-group.
  • Webmaster: see end of source to read examples.
  • In settings UI: option to disable datatables javascript in assign UI (for those with slow server and huge list of tags)
  • In assign UI: add options to select unchecked tags only and to exclude one group and include unassigned.
  • popup for groups in widget
  • javascript in tags list assign (thanks to DataTables library)
  • In tags cloud widget , option to display tags as list added.
  • Capabilities updated for editor role.
  • Minor modifications to be compatible with WP 3.0 standalone and wpmu (multisite)
  • Add sub-selection by tags belonging to a group - or not belonging to this group (suggestion of David). With this way, it is possible to see tags selected in one group and the others there are not. The sub-selection by starting or containing letters remains. The columns of group are now sorted and grouped.

1.2.1 from 0.9.0

  • now quick-edit tag is allowed (keep terms groups)…
  • fix default sorting and order in sub-selection by group for xili_tidy_tag_cloud() (thanks to Zarban)
  • In loop, the template tag the_tags() named xili_the_tags is now available to sub-select tags for the current post from sub-groups. Example of code:

<?php xili_the_tags(,' &bull; ',,array('sub_groups'=>array('trademark', 'software'))); ?> * With these parameters, only tags from subgroups ‘trademark’ & ‘software’ are displayed in loop with each post (use slug of terms). The first three parameters are used like in the_tags(). The fourth is an array with an key added to a lot of keys as in taxonomy function wp_get_object_terms - see source .

  • add shortcode to include a cloud of a group of tags inside a post, also compatible with new recent WP 2.8. Example of shortcode : [xili-tidy-tags params="tagsgroup=trademark&largest=10&smallest=10" glue=" | "] In this cas, the group of tags named ‘trademark’ will be display inside a paragraph of a post. The params are defined as in xili_tidy_tag_cloud() and as in wp_tag_cloud(). The glue is chars inserted between the tags (if omitted default is a space).
  • Add capability management for editors role grouping - and setting -. Set by administrator role.
  • When creating tags in post edit UI - this new tag is grouped to default post’s lang if xili-language is active and if this tag is not already grouped.
  • Add features to modify kindship of tags group, now allows multiple cloud widgets - see note in installation.
  • With big tags list in admin UI, select tags starting or containing char(s) or word(s) - possible to split cloud in sub clouds via &offset= et &number= in the var passed to the xili_tidy_tag_cloud - .po file completed.
  • The tidy tags cloud widget is available.
  • And the template tags xili_tidy_tag_cloud (useful for theme’s creator) is now more powerful with more args as in tag_cloud or get_terms.
  • It is also possible to create tag’s group according category in three clicks - see second example in installation and screenshots.

Installation

1. Upload the folder containing `xili-tidy-tags.php` and others files to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory, 2. If xili-language plugin is activated, groups of languages are automatically created. If not, you can also use xili-tidy-tags to group your tags in semantic group like technical, trademark... 3. in theme, a new template tag is available : `xili_tidy_tag_cloud` Same passed values as tag_cloud but two new : tagsgroup and tagsallgroup . tagsallgroup can be the parent group slug, tagsgroup is one of the child group slug. If one or both are included, the cloud is built with sub-selected tags in this (theses) group(s).

with xili-language plugin activated in multilingual website

Exemples of script in sidebar.php:

<div><h2><?php _e('Tags cloud','xilidev');?></h2>
<?php if (function_exists('xili_tidy_tag_cloud') && class_exists('xili_language')) xili_tidy_tag_cloud('tagsgroup='.the_curlang().'&tagsallgroup=tidy-languages-group&largest=18'); ?>
</div>

with semantic group named as category and a group containing trademarks named trademark

Exemples of script in sidebar.php:

<h2><?php _e('Tags cloud','xilidev');?></h2><?php 
if (function_exists('xili_tidy_tag_cloud')) xili_tidy_tag_cloud('tagsgroup='.single_cat_title('',false).'&tagsallgroup=trademark&largest=18'); ?>
</div>

example of a splitted tag cloud of authors group (here separated by hr) - change html tags if you want to build a table with 3 columns

<div><h2><?php _e('Tags clouds','xilidev');?></h2><?php if (function_exists('xili_tidy_tag_cloud')) xili_tidy_tag_cloud('tagsgroup=authors&largest=18&&number=15'); ?>
<hr />
<?php if (function_exists('xili_tidy_tag_cloud')) xili_tidy_tag_cloud('tagsgroup=authors&largest=18&&offset=15&number=15'); ?>
<hr />
<?php if (function_exists('xili_tidy_tag_cloud')) xili_tidy_tag_cloud('tagsgroup=authors&largest=18&&offset=30&number=150'); ?>
</div>

note about template tag

If the two args tagsgroup and tagsallgroup are empty, the content is all the tags as in current tag cloud but with more features for selecting or look as soon documented.

note about widget

If you create the single widget since 0.9.0, with 0.9.2 (which allows more than one), you need to recreate one, two or more widget(s) in theme admin UI.


Frequently Asked Questions

What about WP 3.0 multisite mode (WPMU) and the trilogy ?

[xili-language](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/xili-language/), [xili-tidy-tags](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/xili-tidy-tags/), [xili-dictionary](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/xili-dictionary/)

Since WP 3.0-alpha and now with 3.1, if multisite is activated, the trilogy is now compatible and will include progressively some improvements dedicaded especially for WP network context. Future specific docs will be available for registered webmasters.

What about custom taxonomies and tidy grouping ?

Since release 1.6.0, xili-tidy-tags is compatible with custom taxonomies. Reserved for skilled webmasters with WP, data model and php knowledges. Multiple instantiation of this powerful plugin is possible.

Where can I see websites using this plugin ?

dev.xiligroup.com [here](http://dev.xiligroup.com/ "a multi-language site")

and

www.xiliphone.mobi [here](http://www.xiliphone.mobi "a theme for mobile") also usable with mobile as iPhone.

and the first from China since plugin version 0.8.0

layabozi.com [here](http://layabozi.com) to sub select music maker name and other tags sub-groups.

and a wonderful website

[Frases de cine](http://www.frasesdecine.es) with more than 200 tags.

or [794 point 8 - Petite bibliothèque vidéoludique](http://www.794point8.com) as a library of video games.

Compatibility with other plugins ?

In xiligroup plugins series, xili-tidy-tags is compatible with [xili-language](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/xili-language/), [xili-dictionary](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/xili-dictionary/), [xilitheme-select](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/xilitheme-select/) and [others](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=xili&sort=) , a set of plugins to create powerful multilingual (multisite) CMS website.

Screenshots

1. the admin settings UI : tidy tags groups. 2. the admin assign UI : table and checkboxes to set group of tags. 3. the admin settings UI : table and checkboxes to set group of tags : sub-selection of column groups. 4. widget UI : example where cloud of tags is dynamic and according categories and include group trademark. 5. widget UI : (xili-language plugin activated) example where cloud of tags is dynamic and according active language. 6. widget UI : display a sub-group of tags named Trademark. 7. the admin assign UI : with big tags list, it is now possible to select tags starting or containing char(s) or word(s). 8. the admin assign UI : here only the group “software” - a parent group - is selected and all tags of his childs are shown. 9. the admin assign UI : here only the group “software” - a parent group - is selected and only tags of this group are shown (No childs checked).

Changelog

to 1.6.3 from 1.0

  • maintenance release - warning


  • fixes custom post tags, tag edit + hierarchy
  • fixes url and messages, new folder organization, fixes
  • source cleaned.
  • today xili-tidy-tags is ready for custom taxonomy and custom post type.
  • possible multiple instantiation to permit another custom taxonomy similar to `post_tag`
  • fixe group name editing.
  • add two template tags : `link_for_posts_of_xili_tags_group` to return the link to show posts of a xili_tags_group. `xili_tags_group_list` to list of tags-group with link to list Posts with tags belonging to each tags-group. See end of source to read example.
  • add option to desactivate javascript list
  • add options to select unchecked tags only and to exclude one group and include unchecked.
  • fixes issues when xl temporary desactivated, some cache issues fixed.
  • popup for groups in cloud widget, fixes DISTINCT issue when merging two groups
  • javascript in tags list assign
  • pre-tests for WP3.0-beta, WP3.0, Code partially rewritten, Capabilities fixed,...
  • dd sub-selection by tags belonging to a group. Now uses Walker class to sort groups in settings UI.
  • fix quick-edit tag function.
  • fix `xili_tidy_tag_cloud` sort and order.
  • In loop, the template tag `the_tags` named `xili_the_tags` is now able to show only tags of sub-group(s).
  • some fixes in php code on some servers (Thanks to Giannis)
  • add shortcode to include a cloud of a group of tags inside a post,
  • compatible with WP 2.8.

From 0.8 to 0.9.5

  • Capabilities and roles, better admin menu
  • when creating tags in post UI - group new tag to default lang if xili-language is active
  • W3C, recover compatibility with future WP 2.8
  • changing kindship, now allows multiple cloud widgets.
  • with big tags list, select tags starting or containing char(s) or word(s). &offset= et &number= in `xili_tidy_tag_cloud`
  • widget for compatible themes and UI actions to include group according a chosen category
  • fixes php warning when tagsgroup args are empty in tidy_tag_cloud()
  • some fixes - improved query - better tag_cloud()
  • first public beta release.

© 2012-01-22 dev.xiligroup.com

Upgrade Notice

  • As recommanded, don't forget to make a backup of the database.
  • Upgrading can be easily procedeed through WP admin UI or through ftp (delete previous release folder before upgrading via ftp).
  • If updating via desktop ftp : erase previous version folder before uploading latest version.
  • Verify you install latest version of xili-language trilogy.

More infos

Capabilities and roles :

0.9.5 : Administrator role can create grouping or setting capabilities for editor role. 'Grouping' permits to editor to group tags in group (lang and/or semantic). 'Setting' permits to editor to create, modify or delete semantic groups. Only administrator has access to languages groups.


The plugin post is frequently documented [dev.xiligroup.com](http://dev.xiligroup.com/) and updated [Wordpress repository](http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/xili-tidy-tags/download/).

See also the [dev.xiligroup plugins forum](http://forum2.dev.xiligroup.com/forum.php?id=2).


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