Word Clouds take all the words from a text source (like a blog post) and create a cloud of all the words used. They're a great way to showcase a post's main themes by highlighting the words used. The more a word is used the bigger it is in the cloud.
Wordcloud.com is a great tool to help you create the perfect word cloud image for your post or sidebar! Let us show you how easy it is to create a word cloud.
First, you need to add your words. If you have the post published, you can use Open URL. In the pop up paste in the URL to your blog post and the words will generate from your text. To add your text, either click on File or Wizard.
Quick Tip: When you use the Open URL option, the URL must be published and can't be password protected.
Wordcloud.com offers a few different ways to edit the image before you download it.
Select the best size for where you plan to put the image. They have pre-selected sizes or you can create a custom size to fit your needs.
View your list of words and how many times they are used in a document. Delete words you don’t want to use and change the color of the words by adding a color hex value.
This is the spacing between the words. The words can be close together or far apart.
Direction Of Words
Pick what shape you want the words to take. Pick from their many different shapes or upload one of your own.
Here you can select the colors for your words. Themes provide pre-selected color schemes to choose from. With Colors, you can customize the colors you want on your word cloud.
Customize the font for your word cloud. Pick a font that fits your blog style and brand.
Now that you have the perfect word cloud for your blog, you can export it and save to your computer. From the File button, click on Save As Image. In the pop up you can give the image a name and select the file type. With the image saved to your computer, you can add it to your blog post or insert it on your sidebar.
Here is one we created from a recent Typepad post.