I changed my Tumblr name, and now my Tags are not showing up!
Your Tag Cloud is connected to your Tumblr name. Unfortunately, there is no way for me to know when
your Tumblr changes names. It just looks like your Tumblr disappeared.
You need to Re-generate your Script
for your New Tumblr Name, and replace the old script code on your Tumblr page.
I just posted something, and the Tag Cloud didn't update!
The tag cloud is cached. It is updated frequently, but not immediately.
Caching is good because it means your tags load fast. The downside is that it takes a short while
for new changes to appear. Sorry folks, that's just how it works.
You may request a refresh
to update your tags if you really can't wait for the cache to automatically update.
I changed/removed some Tags on my posts, but the changes aren't showing up!
Again, the tag cloud is cached. It is updated frequently, but not immediately.
In particular, your tags are only updated when I detect that your Tumblr has a new post.
So if you edit tags on old posts or delete posts, these changes will not show up
on your cloud until:
1. You post something new on your Tumblr
2. The cache automatically updates itself
Otherwise, you may request a refresh
to update your tags if you really can't wait for the cache to update itself.
How often are the tags updated?
This gets a little complicated. For most people, I think the answer is "often enough".
At the bare minimum, your tags are updated every 6 hours.
Then, every time someone visits your Tumblr page, if it has been at least
20 minutes since the last time your tags were updated, I check if your tumblr has any new posts.
If your tumblr has any new posts, the tags from the last 50 posts on your tumblr are updated.
A complete refresh is done every 24 hours, just in case you deleted any posts, or changed any tags
on old posts.
I have a tag like "my-hyphenated-tag" and it doesn't work when I click on it!
This is a well-known Tumblr bug for tags containing a hyphen / dash ( - )
In fact, all of the following characters have issues:
” is converted to a space
” is converted to a space
” is converted to a space
” does not work at all
When I say "is converted to a space" I mean that the tags "some-tag", "some+tag" and "some_tag"
will all actually link to the tag "some tag", so they not find any posts whose tags have
the hyphen, plus or underscore in them.
If I were you, I would avoid using any of these characters in your Tags.
I have a Private Tumblr, will the Tag Cloud work?
No. Unfotunately, private does mean private.
Temporarily removing the password from your Tumblr will not work either.
Once your Tumblr is marked "private" again, my server will delete your Tag Cloud within
24-48 hours. So don't even bother trying that.
Is this free?
Yes, this Tag Cloud script is "Free as in Free Waffles"
Free Waffles come with butter and maple syrup, Yum!
But that's it: there's no warranty, guarantee, or money back (hey, they're free),
and if you eat them, you assume any risk (ie, don't blame me if you get sick) etc.
By using this Tag Cloud, you agree to the
Tag Cloud License and Terms of Service.
The Tag Cloud comes "as-is", with no warranty of any kind, and I disclaim any liability arising from its use
I will not make any claim to constant availability of this service, now or in the future.
There may be brief periods when the Tag Cloud will not load correctly ("downtime"). It happens, it's annoying,
it's not always my fault. But I can't make any guarantee for 100% uptime.
I reserve the right to disable this service at any time, or to block any particular Tumblr, IP, user etc. at my sole disgression.
And you're not going to insert advertisements or something are you?
No. I will never do that, don't worry.
Do you offer support?
Not in any official way (unless you want to pay me!)
But I do want my tool to be useful! So please do:
If you need help with "How do I put the Tag Cloud in my Tumblr Theme?"
Please direct any questions or whatever to my
Tumblr Ask Box or
send me an e-mail.
What Browsers are supported?
Browsers I have tested –
Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP
Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7
Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7
Firefox 10 - 18 on Windows 7
Google Chrome 15 - 23 on Windows 7
I have no plans to support IE < 8
I don't have a Mac, iPhone, or iPad so I can't test Safari, but it should work the same as Chrome.
I don't have an Android phone or tablet, but I have been told the cloud works OK on
Android based phones/tablets.
Occaisonally, something else in your Tumblr Theme may interfere with the tag cloud script.
to the document before the Tag Cloud gets a chance to run, some invalid HTML in your Theme,
or an element in your Theme that uses the element id "tagCloud".
I've fixed some of these issues, especially regarding various "infinite scroll" scripts on people's
Of course if you find a bug, please
drop me a note on Tumblr, or
send me an e-mail
If you want to change how the Tag Cloud looks on your Tumblr, you need to do it yourself.
These are only Some Examples
On your Theme Customization page, go to the
bottom of the left side, click where it says "Advanced". On most Themes, you can paste these examples where it says
"Add custom CSS".