wiki:quintagroup.portlet.cumulus

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quintagroup.portlet.cumulus

Overview

quintagroup.portlet.cumulus allows to add tag cloud portlets to your Plone site. Your site's tags can be displayed in a portlet Flash movie that rotates them in 3D. It works just like a regular tags cloud, but is more visually exciting. This is the WordPress? WP-Cumulus plugin ported to Plone as a portlet.

When you add this portlet anywhere in the site it will display all site's tags. If you have QuillsEnabled? product installed, this portlet will display only blog's tags when rendered inside blog.

Installation

quintagroup.portlet.cumulus can be installed in the same way as othe packages for Plone. So to install quintagroup.portlet.cumulus to you buildout installation:

  • add 'quintagroup.portlet.cumulus' to the list of eggs to install (buildout.cfg file):
 [buildout]
   ...
   eggs = ...
               quintagroup.portlet.cumulus
  • add 'quintagroup.portlet.cumulus' to ZCML (buildout.cfg file):
  [instance]
   ...
   zcml = ...
              quintagroup.portlet.cumulus
  • Re-run buildout, e.g. with:
  $ ./bin/buildout
  • Restart Zope server process, for example, with the following command in the terminal:
  $ ./bin/zopectl restart

  • Install Tag cloud (cumulus) portlet with Quickinstaller in Plone.

Usage

  • On the page you want to add such portlet go to portlet management area and select 'Tag Cloud (cumulus) portlet from Add portlet... drop-down menu
  • Provide your own values for portlet configuration (see detailed explanation below)
  • Save changes
  • The portlet will now display a cloud of keywords/tags used on your Plone site.

Cumulus Portlet options

It is possible to set cumulus portlet options so that it fits your site design, color scheme etc. When you create cumulus portlet you can specify:

  • Width and height of the flash tag cloud portlet
  • Smallest and largest tag size
  • Main and optionally second color of the tags for creating multi-colored tag cloud
  • Optional highlight color when mouse is over it and background portlet color
  • Transparent or compatibility mode
  • Rotation speed

Supported Plone versions

  • Plone 4.0
  • Plone 3.x

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