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cedTag 2.5.1 for J2.5 Released

cedTag 2.5.1 for J2.5 Released


CedTag  has been updated to version 2.5.1 and correct a lot of bugs and contains some nice features.

CedTag is the continuation of the GPL component #Joomla Tags (, Most of the code has been rewritten according to the new standard of #Joomla 2.5, the component has been greatly extended and most bugs have been removed. I will continue removing, refactoring existing codebase, in order to be able to add new features faster.

CedTag is used on this site with more than 5000 tags in 2200 articles.

Your ideas are important, feel free to contact me and ask for new features!

You can download the latest version and just upgrade without any loss of data by reinstalling the package


What’s new

Compare to #Joomla Tags… a lot in fact 🙂

New administrator panel


All in one install


Main tag cloud can be limited in size



Stop words

Stop Words do not appear as Terms because they are either insignificant (i.e., articles, prepositions) or common. Filtering can now be now be switched off. 600 Words in English and 950 in German are part of the extension.


Google font

More than 501 fonts can be used, 15 are proposed as default.


New import function

Import from Joomla Tags of Phil Taylor (extensions discontinued working only for Joomla 1.5)

New Export functions


Export to Joomla Meta Keywords

You can overwrite all Joomla meta keywords of all your articles in one click using all you tags and increasing your SEO.

CSV export


Advertisement can now be switch off


Tags can be switched on/off when viewing an article, and positioned according to your needs


Tags display can be switched on/off in FrontPage, and positioned according to your needs


Sexy articles manager from Joomla 2.5 extended with Tag batch import/add/remove


Statistics page

  • How mane terms are published/unpublished in percentage
  • How many terms are having descriptions
  • How many articles are still not being tagged




All 5 modules were totally rewritten!

  • CSS3 modules enable
  • Display hits & Number of items tagged

Frequency to Size algorithm can be selected

  • Pareto distribution
  • Dynamical number of buckets
  • Fix number of buckets coming soon



When enabled, messages will be issued to warn you about code usage which is deprecated or which may not be future-proof. The whole codebase of CedTag is now E_STRICT

Features in development

Themes support

basic theme support 4 are in development

HTML5 tagcloud

Animated Tag cloud without Adobe Flash! thanks to HTML5 TagCanvas, some issues still need to be solved when multiple tag cloud are displayed  on same page due to an issue in TagCanvas.

Wordle Tag clouds

Define a menu entry pointing to All tags or Wordle. Bug in the library generating the cloud that has to be solved.

Joomla update manager

starting with version 2.5.1, you can use the Joomla update manager

About The Author

Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.