Requires WordPress Version: 2.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.2.1
Last Updated: 2011-04-14

Downloaded times: 3309



CircumTags is an attention grabbing widget designed in flash, created in the form of a 3D drum. It's a fabulous plug-in and a must have for any Wordpress blog. Because it is so attention-grabbing, this tag cloud is more effective and hence more useful for the blogger.



  1. Download, unzip "CircumTags" archive and put the folder into your plugins folder (/wp-content/plugins/).
  2. Activate the plugin from the Plugins menu in WP-admin panel.
  3. Use 'Options»CircumTags' page to adjust parameters.
  4. Use special template code [circumtags] to add the widget into a page or post. Or add php code <?php circum_add_code(); ?> straight in your theme files.


How to display the tag drum?
Use special template code [circumtags] to add the widget into a page or post. You will see the flash drum straight in place of this template code when viewing the page or post.
Or you can just add php code <?php circum_add_code(); ?> straight in your theme files. For instance, add this code to sidebar.php and the flash drum will appear in your sidebar! Don't forget to check the width of your sidebar is sufficient for displaying the drum correctly.

Other Notes

CircumTags Flash Drum widget offers a large number of options. You can set its width, height, colors, add and remove controls, set their behavior and more!

Setting correct width and height for the drum is very important! Range of acceptable values is huge, but making the drum too small may cause the tags on it become unreadable for visitors of your site.

Color parameter should be set as a hexadecimal value, from 000000 (black) to ffffff (white). Just as usual CSS colors but without # in front of the value!

The drum provides special controls: rotation speed change slider and rotation direction arrows. Default speed can be set in percents to original (100 value).
You can disable (hide) both controls thus providng small sidebar widget.

The drum can show tag could, category cloud or both mixed together. Links on the drum lead to corresponding tag or category overview page depending on what is shown.