Global Site Tags

Share a tag cloud of trending topics and popular content from across your entire Multisite network.

  • Corrected error where widget PHP file was being loaded twice
  • Added graceful check to widget if main global site tags plugin was deactivated.
  • Test for WordPress 3.9 Compatibility.
  • Corrected error where widget PHP file was being loaded twice
  • Added graceful check to widget if main global site tags plugin was deactivated.
  • Test for WordPress 3.9 Compatibility.

Version 3.1
  • Fixed issue with tags size in the tag cloud.
  • Fixed posts per page issue.
  • Reworked tag cloud generation and rendering process. Now the plugin uses standard WordPress tag cloud generator to build HTML stuff.
  • Implemented ability to switch blog for global site tags rendering.

Version 3.0.2
  • Fixed tag page title issue

Version 3.0.1
  • Complete rewrite of global site tags plugin

Version 2.1.2
  • Added Tags count to limit the number of tags shown in cloud in function and as extra settings option.

Version 2.1.1
  • Fixed duplicate calls to the_content.

Version 2.1
  • Updated to add in post type selection option for page and widget
  • Needs post-indexer version 2.1 and above

Version 2.0.1
  • Fixed plugin description, URL and version number

Version 2

    Version 1.0.3

      Version 1.0.2

        Version 1.0.1

          Version 1
            Try Global Site Tags today!
            • Share trends and popular content
            • Configure to show only tags you want seen
            • Style-match any theme
            • Tags link to archive pages
            • Display tag cloud network-wide
            • Built for Multisite from the ground up
            Global Site Tags comes FREE with your WPMU DEV Membership GET Global Site Tags FOR FREE 30 days free trial & pricing info
            • "WPMU DEV wins the prize for today's most awesome company and most helpful customer support."
              Corey Freeman
            Downloads 23,389 Compatibility Multisite 4.9.5BuddyPress 2.9.4 Version Changelog - Translations

            Global Site Tags pulls together the most popular tags from across a Multisite network to generate a tag cloud.

            Discover new authors, finding new content and following trends.

            Provide a visually interesting element to your site and increase function and usability with a cloud list. Engage readers with a list that scales font-size to reflect use and popularity.

            Linked tag list for simple navigation.
            Linked tag list for simple navigation.

            Automated setup and management

            When activated a tags page displaying your new global cloud is added to your main site. As trends shift, or new tags are added, the list instantly updates across your entire network.

            Click on a tag and display an ordered list of posts that includes the authors avatar. Paginate settings make for a clean, simple search experience.

            Help readers discover interesting content.
            Help readers discover interesting content.

            Designed to style-match

            Global Site Tags is designed to use your theme’s stylesheet allowing each element to appear native to your site. For fine-tune control, a settings panel is added to network settings. Set the number of tags you want to display, how many posts are listed when a tag is clicked and a custom color palette.

            Share a global site tag list across your entire network using the built-in widget. Configure to display uniquely for each widget area.

            Add a fun, interesting way for users to discover even more blogs, content and authors across your Multisite network.


            Before starting this install you must be sure that you have the Post Indexer plugin installed

            For help with installing plugins please see our Plugin installation guide

            *NOTE: This plugin is for Multisite installs only, it will not work on your Single Install

            Once installed login into your Network Admin Dashboard and activate the plugin by going to visit Network Admin -> Plugins and Network Activate the Global Site Tags plugin.

            To use:

            It should auto create a page called \”tags\” on your main blog where anyone can search through all your blogs.


            On the off chance the page isn’t auto created all you need to do is create a page with the slug \”tags\” without the quotes if the plugin fails to auto-create the page.


            Changing how tags are displayed on your Tags page is as simple as:

            1. Go to Network Admin > Settings > Settings


            2. Scroll down the page to the Site Tags Section

            3. Select the number of tags you want shown on the Tags page, then select the number of listings you want to display per page – this is the number of posts displayed on a page when you click on a tag on the Tags Page


            4. Adjust the color scheme, if you like

            5. Add tags you don’t want included on your Tags page and select your preferred Tag Cloud Order (either Tag count or Most Recent) and select the Post Type you want to display tags from.


            6.Scroll to the Bottom and Click Save Changes


            Adding a Global Tags widget to your homepage

            Before you can use the Global Tags Widget you will need to Activate it in the Plugins menu of your Main Blog.


            1. To add the widget to your homepage just go Appearance > Widgets


            2. And add the Global Site Tags widget to your sidebar


            3. Select your Options


            And you’re good to go!

            Your users can now easily use your new Global Site Tags! It’s as easy as:

            – Go to the Tag page or Tag Cloud on the homepage

            – Click on the tag they want to check out


            3. This opens up a chronological, paginated list – with avatars of all the posts for that particular tag:


            Please note:

            • Tags on private posts display on the Global Site tags page but if you click on the link and no posts are listed this means they are all posts on private blogs (only visible to logged in users).
            • To display avatars your users will need to upload their avatar via their Profile.

            Global Site Tags Features

            Quality development and features including

            • Automate setup on activation
            • Shares trends and popular content from a visual interface
            • Tags link to archive pages for more ways to discover
            • Configure to show only tags you want seen
            • Style-match any theme
            • Display tag cloud network-wide
            • Complete control over display settings – number of tags, number of posts listed and color
            • Built for Multisite from the ground up
            • Paginate for clear, simple navigation
            • Adds only essential code for simplicity and speed
            • Integrates seamlessly with core settings page