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This extension is a joomla module displaying the words from your Joomla! core articles and displays them in a "cloud" of words displayed in a module. Font-size depends on the frequency of the word throughout your articles.

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What makes this word cloud module different is that it takes its words directly from your Joomla! core articles instead of your meta tags which means less work to setup. It has been tested with various languages across the world and 3rd-party templates.

I wanted a module that doesn't need meta tags to be setup for it. I want a module which quickly installs and can work as is. I've added some CSS styling options because I'm just that lazy.

It's free as always, so enjoy!

- For Joomla! version 1.5.x websites, please visit my downloads page for compatible versions of this module.
- The displayed "joel lipman .com" text can be removed using the module parameters.

Admin Parameters include:
+ Style overrides
+ Get words from article title or content or both
+ Get words from displayed article or entire site
+ Keyword/Category inclusion/exclusion list
+ Use Joomla Access Levels (public, registered, ...)
+ Attach word to any search URL
+ International language support (incl. case-sensitivity)
+ Integrate: K2, jEvents, HotProperty, PhocaDownload
+ Debug mode message for the developer

Latest ChangeLogs:
v3.2.3 (01/08/2014)
- Fixed Bug: Forced spaces between links for Line Breaks [Wolfgang]

v3.2.2 (27/03/2014)
- Fixed Bug: Correction if only one exclusion category selected [MargeE]

v3.2.1 (18/03/2014)
- Enhancement: Label parameters in XML and language file review []

v3.2 (17/03/2014)
- Fixed Bug: Redeclare function issue when used multiple times [MargeE]

v3.1 (15/01/2014)
- Fixed Bug: German language support.

v3 (19/09/2013)
- Fixed Bug: Hardcoded DS value for Joomla 3.x compatibility.

v1.5.3 (09/04/2011)
- Downgrade version of Module v1.6.4 for Joomla 1.5.x websites

Very good Extension, does its Job! Quick and great support!

Thank you Joe

Very good work!

Posted on 13 November 2013

Extension is working perfect for me! Easy to set up, easy to maintain, lot of options.

I needed a word cloud NOT working with meta keywords but using my own keywords, here I found it!

Perfect for me, thanks!

thumbs up!

Posted on 24 January 2013

Congratulations on a great free extension! Fully customizable. Easy to set up. Works like a charm. And no hidden back links as far as I can tell...

Really good idea

Posted on 13 January 2013

Yeah! It's very good idea to use the words from Joomla! core articles and it works!

It seems like the extension works only with simple search, not with the smart one, but they work together on my site without conflicting.

Customizable and easy installing feature - thanks a lot!

Great stuff !

Posted on 03 December 2012

The idea to generate a cloud not from the usual metatags, but from the full text of articles is brilliant.

I am working on a site which will have a lot of texts from different writers (I mean litterature), so this module will really bring added value.

Support is also great : I wanted to connect Word Cloud with Mijosoft Search module and absolutely did not know how to do that (I am beginner in Joomla) : Joe solved that quite immediately.

Handy tool

Posted on 17 September 2012

Nice tool to create tag clouds on the fly without lifting a finger. Works perfect on Joomla 2.5 as well but this is not documented on the download site itself. You have to download the version for 1.6.x

Just one disadvantage to this approach: you cannot create combinations of words, which is often needed in tag clouds, so I cannot use it unfortunately, but it is a great tool nevertheless.

I have installed it in my development environment for a site that I am migratting to Joomla from other CMS.

It works fine until I import 6000+ articles from my old site, after that it just hangs the site because it is not fast enough to generate the tag list: I end with a PHP fatal error of timeout kind after a while waiting for the page to be loaded when enabling the tags module.

I think this is a design problem without easy solution. For sites like the mine and bigger, probably a complexer component is needed, one with an option to generate the tag list through the backend if needed, and that updates it everytime an article is added.

Of course if your site has just some dozens of articles and you have not plans to grow fast, this module may be enough for your needs.

Owner's reply: Alternatively you can tell the module to only scan the titles of your articles (I have over 2000 and it works fine).

If it is really really slow, you can put words in the "inclusive" text box and this does not even connect to the database if this is populated. You would of course need to let the module run first to generate the word cloud, then simply copy and paste this into the box.

The module also comes with a few cache-mode options so you can play with those. So many ways of getting this to work, in just a few clicks.

I'm sorry this module was of no use to you, I created it because no other module allowed me to simply install a module, and for it to automatically generate it's own content.

Invalid markup validation

Posted on 03 November 2011

After Joes Word Cloud installation I got 155 Errors, 108 warning(s) at w3c validator, So you should check this on your demo site

I can't use this extension until Errors found while checking this document as XHTML 1.0 Transitional!

Owner's reply: Hi dejeansoftware,

The part the module can break in terms of validation depends on what you put for the search URL parameter (usually "?option=com_search&searchword="). Note that the ampersand is not valid XHTML 1.0. If you have used Joomla before, you will have noted that the Joomla CMS formats any HTML entities in module parameters; if I put "?option=com_search&searchword=" then the second I save this in Joomla it changes it to "/?option=com_search&searchword=". Had you read the comments and queries on the documentation page you would know that my workaround of typing "?option=com_search&searchword=" was the solution to yours and many others validation issue. The default install sets this but Joomla CMS will reformat it everytime you save the parameter.

An honest rating but perhaps a bit harsh for a cloud word module especially since your issue is addressed on my site. Done correctly this module validates to XHTML 1.0 Strict but I haven't found a way to force Joomla CMS to stop formatting the entities.

Hope that helps!

Installed Joes Word Cloud Module today on a Joomla! 1.5 website, and so far me and the client like:

- Configurability (just as described in the description)

- Very easy to get running, in accordance with our Semantic and Design parameters

- Fast: no impact mesured on the website's perfs (YSlow mesured).

Please keep it up!

Excellent / recommend

Posted on 05 October 2011

I'm looking for something easy and elegant, looking for something just like THIS.

Thank you so much!

Revolver Maps

Revolver Maps

Free | Analytics | Joe
11 reviews
This is a module to display a revolver maps 3d globe (from displaying a dot (with flag icons and locations) for each current visitor on your website. No registration required at, just change the parameters in your Joomla admin panel or visit and copy & paste the generated code they give you in the Joomla admin panel parameter. Now uses HTML5 and compatible on iOS and non-flash enabled browsers. Advanced Live Statistics as long as the module is shown on every recordable page. Important Note: The ID it installs with is for my demo site. If you want to reset the visitor count and associate it with just your site, you'll need to visit and take your generated ID from the script code they give you: For example: rm_f1st('0','280','true','false','000000','3jOSAW42Ch','true','ff0000'); The Unique ID code would be "3jOSAW42Ch" (without the double-quotes) ChangeLog: v1.5 - Enhancement: Updated widget from RevolverMaps uses HTML5 - Enhancement: Compatible with Joomla v3.x - Parameters: Obsolete options removed (eg. Flash) v1.4 - Added Module Parameter: Custom Background Color - Added Module Parameter: CSS3 Rounded Corners - Added Module Parameter: Revolvermaps URL (rc.* or jc.*) - Corrected short form PHP tags (ie. removed these). v1.3 - Upgraded to work with Joomla 2.5.x v1.2 - Checked compatibility: Internet Explorer v6+, Mozilla Firefox v3.5+, Google Chrome v5+ - Trimmed any spaces from posted data and html code. - Used selection of "width x height" values. - Added alignment parameter ("float") relative to its container. - Added div and parameter "module class" so that class name actually works... - Added parameter to switch between Java (applet) or Flash (swf) v1.1 - Separated all parameters to be configured in the Joomla admin panel - No need to visit to generate code - Language file created (English GB only) v1.0 - Added GNU/GPL License information to xml/php - Removed must agree to license - Moved to section not requiring registration
QuickList Weblinks

QuickList Weblinks

Free | Weblinks | Joe
9 reviews
Designed to suit as many joomla sites as possible. NO programming required and as automated a process I could make it. I've made this to get its images automatically using FREE thumbnail services and then it uses local data from there on. The Thumbnail Services, effects and colors are now handled by the Module parameters. This extension is a module to display a list of your weblinks in a module on your Joomla website. As long as the weblink is published and approved, it will display. The default is to list 2 but you can set as many as you like. It is intended to work out-of-the-box with minimal setup (like the rest of my extensions - lazy Joe). If you don't have pictures of the websites you link to, this module can generate these (by retrieving from a specified service and using a server-side cURL function - and then stores these to not keep downloading them) or you can create/upload the images yourself using Joomla Media Manager. I've simplified the process so this version allows any "Administrator" or "Super User" (or Specified Joomla! Group(s)) to generate the thumbnails on-the-fly with just a click of a button. Did I mention this is all OpenSource and FREE? For further documentation, questions, comments/suggestions, please visit my website and I'll try to reply asap. IMPORTANT: The FREE services are becoming stricter in their terms of use, please do not abuse their fair usage policies (average 100'000 free prints).

Joes Word Cloud

Last updated:
Dec 30 2014
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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