This code will automatically generate the top 10 tags from your site in a cloud platform with the number of posts associated with each tag in parentheses. You can then add the shortcode [wpb_popular_tags] in any post, page, or widget to display a tag cloud like the one shown below.
How to Display Your Most Popular Tags in WordPress With a Plugin
If you’d prefer to avoid code altogether, you can use a plugin to easily display and manage your most popular tags. Below we’ll look at two plugins so you can choose the one that best meets your needs.
Simple Tags is a free plugin that can help you display and manage tags in WordPress.
To improve the appearance and functionality of your tag cloud, this plugin provides you the option of ordering your tags by popularity. You can also customize the number of tags to display as well as the font size and color.
This plugin can also help simplify your tag management responsibility. You can easily rename, delete, merge, search, add, and edit tags in your cloud. You can also use the auto tags feature, which will automatically tag posts that contain the keyword, so you don’t have to manually tag them.
Extended Tags Widget is a premium plugin that offers more functionality and customization options for displaying and managing your WordPress tags.
Replacing the default Tag Cloud widget, this plugin offers over 20 styles for your tags. You can then organize them by name or count, in any order. Below are a few examples.
You can also specify how many tags are to be displayed as well as include or exclude specific tags. In short, if you want complete control over tagging your posts, then this plugin is for you.
Tags can help you achieve your goal of creating a site that’s easy for visitors to navigate and quickly and effectively delivers the information they need. You can display your tags manually or download one of the above-mentioned plugins to display your most popular tags in no time.
Originally published Oct 25, 2019 11:57:51 AM, updated September 01 2021