[wp-hackers] Combining different taxonomy term clouds into one

Haluk Karamete halukkaramete at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 04:28:08 UTC 2011

Say, you got one taxonomy called Taxonomy1 and another Taxonomy2.
And each is growing their own terms organically as the various posts come in.

So, at some point, for the sake of an argument Taxonomy1 grows to 10
tags and Taxonomy tag makes it to 20 tags.

there are code snippets available to display individual tag clouds for
these 2 taxonomies. No problem there.

But how do you create one tag cloud as a combination of both?

In other words, what technique do you use to end up with a global tag
cloud consisting of 30 items - while maintaing a proper order for the
overall tag cloud?

Obviously, placing the two tag clouds one after the other in a list
form is not going to cut it. With such an implementation, the last
item of the Taxonomy1 tag cloud would appear to be bigger ticket item
than the first item of the Taxonomy2 - which we do not want.

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