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Introduction

The TagALLY-for-WP plugin is applicable to wordpress 2.0.2 - 2.5.1.

If your blog version is lower than wordpress 2.3, the TagALLY-for-WP plugin enable you to add or modify tags in writing new or editing existing posts and pages. This function uses for reference famous UltimateTagWarrior plugin and uses the same two database tables as UTW does. So if you have used UTW plugin and added tags for your posts and pages, you'll still be able to use these tags in TagALLY-for-WP plugin. As for wordpress 2.3 or higher, the TagALLY-for-WP plugin makes use of powerful tag system of wordpress in adding and editing and showing tags for posts.

We'll only collect those publish-status posts's excerpts and url links grouped by their tags in our TagALLY website. Then, the plugin supports a way to display a tag cloud in sidebar and do not need you for making any modifications to your theme files. A tooltip will pop up when you move your mouse cursor onto a tag displayed in tag cloud if you set the "Pop up tooltips in tagcloud" option to "yes" in the WordPress Administration Panels Options > TagALLY. In the tooltip lists the latest and the hottest posts' links related with the tag from all wordpress blogs using TagALLY-for-WP plugin. As a result, more people who access other wordpress blogs or TagALLY website will have a chance to read your posts' excerpts and access your blog website to read the posts's full contents. Furthermore, whenever a new post adding tags is published in any of these wordpress blogs, the same tags in your tag cloud will glitter to inform you of the updates. If you have any question please mail to tagally@gmail.com.

Installation

First installation

  1. Copy the whole tagally-for-wp folder to '/wp-content/plugins/' directory.
  2. Deactivate All UltimateTagWarrior plugins to avoid potential conflict.
  3. Activate the Plugin: Go to the WordPress Administration Plugins Panel and activate TagALLY-for-WP plugin.
  4. Set Options: From the WordPress Administration Panels, choose Dashboard > TagALLY > Options. Set the options to meet your needs.
  5. Make sure that your theme supports widgets. That is to say, your theme will change the sidebar content according to your arrangement on WordPress Administration Presentation > Widgets Panel for wordpress 2.3.3 and lower, or on Design > Widgets Panel for wordpress 2.5 and higher.
  6. Make sure that the code "<?php wp_head(); ?>" is written before "</head>" in the header.php file and the code "<?php wp_footer(); ?>" is written before "</body>" in the footer.php file of your theme.

Upgrading from TagALLY-for-WP 0.1 or 0.2 or 0.25 or 0.3

Copy the new files to your '/wp-content/plugins/tagally-for-wp' directory, overwriting old files. You also make use of Plugin Update Notification of wordpress 2.3 or higher to upgrade your plugin.

Setting options

From the WordPress Administration Panels, choose Dashboard > TagALLY > Options. Set the options to meet your needs.

Export posts and related tags

If you are using wordpress 2.3 or higher, or your blog version is lower than wordpress 2.3 but you have used UltimateTagWarrior plugins before, from the WordPress Administration Panels, choose Dashboard > TagALLY > Manage, you'll be able to use one-click method to export your posts and related tags.

We'll only collect those publish-status posts's links and excerpts grouped by their tags in TagALLY website, then make them sharable among wordpress blogs and later even anyone who accesses TagALLY website.

Displaying a Tag Cloud in sidebar

If your blog version is lower than wordpress 2.5, Go to the WordPress Administration Presentation > Widgets Panel, drag the "TagAlly-for-WP:TagCloud" to your sidebar. For wordpress 2.5 or higher, Go to Design > Widgets Panel, find out 'TagAlly: Tag Cloud' and press 'Add' beside it. Finally, Don't forget to press 'Save Changes' button to save your setting.