I have found Tagadelic works very well out of the box and is, to my hours of research and knowledge, the only plug & play feature for a tag cloud available for Drupal 7.

This is the only problem I've run into--I want the functionality of Tagadelic but do not need it in the "cloud" format. I need my tag cloud to be in a list from most popular to least popular and no size variation. For example:

Item x
Item h
Item j
Item o
Item 4

Obviously the most popular item being 'Item x' and the least popular item being 'Item 4' How can Tagadelic be modified to this as I know it will require more than a CSS fix? Or is there a better option than Tagadelic?


You can do this with views:

  • create a view of terms
  • add a required relationship to "content using tags"
  • set use aggregation: yes
  • add the "term name" field a second time, set one of the to "aggregation type: count"
  • add "term name" as a sort criteria, set "aggregation type: count"

A sample view is at http://drupalbin.com/19467

  • I assume you have the Views Group By module installed for the aggregation.
    – Jan Tomka
    Aug 11 '11 at 23:47
  • 2
    Aggregation is built-in to Views 7.x-3.0! There's no need for the additional module.
    – Dylan Tack
    Aug 11 '11 at 23:51
  • Oh, too easy! ;-)
    – Jan Tomka
    Aug 12 '11 at 0:07
  • Thanks for the solution. Don't forget to filter by node published using the relationship (if you are geting weird results). Jan 19 '13 at 12:28
  • Nice take, take into account that if you try to select "count", it will make a count distinct, so you need to mark "Number" in the aggregation settings. That will effectively count the usage of the term, without looking for distinct (which will result in a count of 1 for every single term ever used that passes the filter).
    – versvs
    Jul 16 '15 at 10:16

Tagadelic actually does what you want, but then uses CSS to modify the list into a cloud.

All you need, is to override the CSS in your theme:

.wrapper.tagadelic {
  display: block;
  text-align : left;
  margin-right: 0;

.tagadelic.level10 {
  font-size : 1em;

See the cctags module as an alternative.

flexible configuration and advanced features for theming clouds. (individual files of templates for tags, the names of the dictionary, pages clouds)

  • CCtags is producing this error: Deprecated function: Call-time pass-by-reference has been deprecated in _theme_process_registry() (line 413 of /home/sites/site01/drupal/includes/theme.inc). Deprecated function: Call-time pass-by-reference has been deprecated in _theme_process_registry() (line 413 of /home/sites/site01/drupal/includes/theme.inc). Any ideas? Thank you for your help
    – Jeremy
    Jul 19 '11 at 22:46
  • 1
    No idea. You'll have to hit the module's issue queue for further support on this I'm afraid.
    – user842
    Jul 19 '11 at 22:58

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