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cedTag 2.5.6 for J2.5 Released

cedTag 2.5.6 for J2.5 Released

CedTag  has been updated to version 2.5.6 and contains a lot of nice new and exciting features. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Manager under Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager.

What’s new


Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.

Lots of Wordle improvements in this release!

  • NEW: option for Preferred Placement: Vertical, Horizontal or Mixed,
  • NEW: Support for Palette Presets and Custom Palette,
  • NEW: Support for Background Color and Image transparency,
  • NEW: support of min and max font size in cloud,
  • NEW: Advance caching of pictures creation,
  • NEW: OnHover tag is also now displayed.

    To use a Wordle tag cloud just follow the documentation


  • NEW: New Logo cedTag
  • NEW: new Theme Style “Stylish”, now the default style
  • NEW: Filter articles in the ”Article Manager” by tag,
  • NEW: Warning page for tag that do not exist, configurable if you prefer an error 404 instead (default: warning page). Text can be changed in \language\en-GB\en-GB.com_cedtag.ini and view can be adapted to your preferences at /components/com_cedtag/views/tag/tmpl/requested_tag_do_not_exist.php
  • NEW: Warning page for Tag that have no articles. Text can be changed in \language\en-GB\en-GB.com_cedtag.ini and view can be adapted to your preferences at  /components/com_cedtag/views/tag/tmpl/no_articles_with_tag.php
  • NEW: Icons: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook like us in administration panel.
  • NEW: miscellaneous performances optimization to reduce code path in plugins.
  • NEW: : possibility to remove the bottom copyright with an option under configuration settings.


  • BUG There is a div.pagination at the bottom, even if there is no  pagination used. Depending on the template, this can cause strange effects (e.g. additional spaces or frames around nothing). Thanks to Guenter Resch
  • BUG : The installer package was  messed up: the zip file was only storing not compressing files inside. As a result on Linux only nothing was installing forcing some persons to unpacked then repacked the package.
  • BUG: tags without articles were displayed in all modules Tag Cloud, clicking on a tag without articles was giving a 404 error
  • BUG: Solve an error 500 when URL rewriting  was not activated (when Use URL rewriting = true and Search Engine Friendly URLs=true)
  • BUG: security missing JEXEC in router.php

    Thanks to Евгений for reporting these bugs and patches:

    • BUG: SQL correction of PhilTags import function
    • BUG: Do not not show already included tags in article.  i mean, if you add some tags, and then will edit the article again, you will not see previously added tags
    • BUG:  cedTag will not let you manage tags from backend, if you are not logged in frontend, because of function canUserDoTagOperations in /helper/helper.php
    • BUG:  When i press Enter to add the tag, it not only adds the tag, but refreshes inner page and load there /administrator/index.php
    • NEW: Enable choosing part of the sef url ('cedtag' to 'tag' or whatever, in cedTagSef.php) from backend
    • NEW: Customized and clickable Breadcrumbs. So, it now look something like: Home->Tags->ANYTAG

    Евгений  has also some proposal for future work as well, some that went in 2.5.6

    1. Use content plugins for blog layout for a tag
    2. Use Breadcrumbs. So, it should look something like: Home->Tags->ANYTAG


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

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.