Customize Labels Cloud in Blogger


Back in the year 2008 when Blogger.com was moving through several update phases, third party developers would often take the golden opportunity of creating widgets for BlogSpot blogs but as soon as Google rolled out massive changes to their online services, several official widgets popped out which load fast and perform well because the scripts are served by Blogger servers. Page List and label cloud/list enabled designers to create dynamic menus. Since the stylesheet was made accessible. therefore we all got a chance to play with these widgets and transform them completely in look and appearance. We shared tutorials first time on how to create dynamic menus with page list and an automatic menu with label list and today we would share a simple stylesheet that will transform the labels cloud into organized small blocks that rotate on mouse over. I must ensure you that the styles are perfectly compatible in all major browsers including IE8+.
DEMO: Look at the label cloud on the sidebar of this blog

This is how labels look in cloud display:

labels widget blogger

This is how it will look after you apply the new style.

label cloud widget

How it works?

Each label link is nested inside a span tag followed by a class named label-size. If the font-size is not specified the widget changes font-size of each label according to its post-count. Therefore showing big and small clouds. Introducing custom styles would over-ride the exiting styles thus changing the entire look. 

Turn Random Cloud display into Blocks

The code below can be customized in several ways to create exciting label designs. You can also add background images to them.
Follow these easy steps:
  1. Go to Blogger > Settings> Layouts
  2. Click add a gadget and choose Labels                     
  3. Inside the settings make sure to choose the cloud display. You may set other options as per your requirement. See the screenshot below as example 
labels settings

Please choose to display at most 25 labels. Too much labels on homepage look awkward. Showcase your best categories only.
       4.    Now save the widget and go to settings > Template
       5.     Backup your template
       6.     Click Edit html > Proceed  and search for this
]]></b:skin>
        7.   Just above it paste the following CSS code:
/*-----Custom Labels Cloud widget by www.MyBloggerTricks.com----*/
.label-size{
margin:0 2px 6px 0;
padding: 3px;
text-transform: uppercase;
border: solid 1px #C6C6C6;
border-radius: 3px;
float:left;
text-decoration:none;
font-size:10px;
color:#666;
}

.label-size:hover {
border:1px solid #6BB5FF;
text-decoration: none;
-moz-transition: all 0.5s ease-out; 
-o-transition: all 0.5s ease-out; 
-webkit-transition: all 0.5s ease-out; 
-ms-transition: all 0.5s ease-out; 
transition: all 0.5s ease-out;
-moz-transform: rotate(7deg); 
-o-transform: rotate(7deg); 
-webkit-transform: rotate(7deg); 
-ms-transform: rotate(7deg); 
transform: rotate(7deg); 
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Matrix(
                    M11=0.9961946980917455, M12=-0.08715574274765817, M21=0.08715574274765817, M22=0.9961946980917455, sizingMethod='auto expand');
zoom: 1; 
}

.label-size a  {
text-transform: uppercase;
float:left;
text-decoration: none;
}
.label-size a:hover  {
text-decoration: none;
}
          8.  Save your template
         9.    All done!
Visit your blogs and see the labels completely transformed to small neatly crafted rectangular boxes. If in case you want the label boxes to be of random sizes depending on the post-count then simply delete font-size:10px; from the above code.

Need help?

I am sure the installation of this tweak wont trouble you a lot, if in case you needed help in changing the font colors on active, hover and visited modes then let me know. By default the visited link will turn black, unlinked and would also not rotate. Click any of your label links and see that page to check this effect.
I will be posting normal tutorials on plugins and widgets and I have got some new SEO tweaks for blogger blogs that would further improve your SERP ranking. I am sure you would love to try them out. Peace and blessings pals :)

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  1. My God.... I swear I was just looking to learn this and share a tutorial on my blog but you already did it. No problem I will come with something different then :)

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  3. We are waiting for your post Mohammed.

    Please man post as many as you can. I like your tuts.

    @bhavesh
    I am waiting for your post. I also liked yours and your blog.

    Please keep up the good work.

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  5. @Ahmed
    Thanks very much for the appreciation. No need to wait more as one is already published :)
    It was due for tomorrow but anyways published today.

    @Yahia
    Alexa rank will improve once you start getting consistent traffic. If you really wanna grow, then forget the alexa rankings and keep sharing good and demanded games and no doubt traffic will grow and ranks will improve automatically. Keep working and please try getting a custom domain.

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  6. Cool Effect ...
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  7. Thanks for d'tutor. i like it very much. ur blog is 1 of my favorite tutor blog. keep it up dude.

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  8. i cant express how much happy I am by seeing this awesome Mohammad Post

    Please Keep Writing
    Customize Labels Cloud in Blogger

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  10. good widjet bro.it is nice looking.. MyTechPromo.com

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  11. It's really a new look to this..thanks for the trick....I love these type of tricks

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  12. I most appreciate your blogging tutorials. They are awesome and now this. It is just fantastic.
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  13. Thanks for sharing this one dude!
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  14. The day when i saw this on MBT, i was waiting for the tutorial :)

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  15. Thanks for making my site more handsome than before :D

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  16. @Haider
    Really??
    Why didn't you requested before?

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  17. Wow...this is great article... Thanks...

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  18. Wow, what a great trick! Thank you so much brother! :D

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  19. Very Nice , Thanks :)

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  20. @Bhavesh

    Really? Then I guess we had been lucky :)
    I has installed this widget a week earlier so you should better speed up with your response time young boy :)


    @Yahia Bouhlel
    Remove popups and unnecessary ads and widgets from your blog, start posting daily and publish quality content. Only then Alexa will hug you openly. :>

    Please read: Post daily to boost traffic


    @Aumkar Thakur
    Always welcomed young bro :)

    @Mrie @bloggingsentral @teniyal garg @arnold @kita

    I am glad you found it useful pals. I am trying hard to spare some time to share more.


    @Haider
    bhavesh is right you should have demanded it! :p



    @abdulsalam
    Sure it can be. Just inspect the classes and change the classes above with the wordpress ones. The plugins there are already a lot thats why we did not publish on WP. :)



    PS: If I have missed anyone, Forgive me :)

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  21. @Mohammad
    I saw that just before you made this tutorial. Anyways I will try to get something new :)

    It doesn't matters if you publish first or I publish first, the main thing is that our fellow bloggers are learning, may it be from MBT or TBI :)

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  22. @ahmed safwan
    I will for sure try to update you more pal. :)

    @Bhavesh
    Well that deserves respect. Well said sam :)

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  23. @Bhavesh Pamecha
    because haider bro knew that Mohammad will publish it as soon as he gets time.

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  24. @Mohammad
    :)

    @Rahmeen
    After a long time we meet. You too busy in university?

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  25. @Sam
    yeah,long time...your comment frequency is reduced and my visiting frequency:) No, i am not busy but i don't enjoy mbt without you,haider, faizan n mohammad.

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  26. @Rahmeen
    Looks like your comment was lost somewhere in the crowd (automatic spam box) but I do know what you commented.

    I too now started to get busy somewhat like Mohammad after the launch of my new blog and sudden increase in popularity of my old books blog. I still try hard to atleast keep an eye on growing spam on MBT.

    I don't if Faizan forgot us as he now a relatively popular blog in his hands.

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  27. awaiting tutorial thanks for sharing

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  28. @rahmeen ohhhhh How u knew my answer O_o ????

    @bhavesh Yep that's true, i did not demanded because i knew that soon the tutorial will be live on MBT :)

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  29. @Haider
    Well for that news show I will need to get a new set of speakers as I recently smashed my 6 year old speakers due to frustration :p

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  30. After a Long time Muhammad is Back.Thanks Alot for the post...I was trying to get this by searching through the template!

    Nice Post Dude!

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  32. It's exactly what I'm looking for ... I've applied your trick to
    my blog: http://www.cuanhcuem.net .
    Thanks a lot!

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  33. Thanks MBT
    Excellent Site, with lots of information on Topics we need to understand.

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  34. @Haider Afridi
    To tell you the secret; i was also waiting for this post but did not ask for the same reason

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  38. Thnx bhai ..
    I was searching for thsi type ...
    nowadays any blogging doubts or needs i just log on to your site :D ....
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  39. Hey Mohammad,

    Is there way to customize specific label gadget of blog using the above design?

    Thanks in advance for great tutorial on MBT.

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  40. Superb.............

    How to set background color into them..??

    Visit here please :-
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  42. Thanks to share Mr Muhammad .. Iam from indonesia please visit my blog :D

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  43. Thanks for this info, all I just needed to do was to change the font size and the border color to suite my template.
    Thanks again.
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  44. thanks works great :) check it out http://r4ndomshit.blogspot.co.uk

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  45. @Tanmay Kapse

    cant use it at my blog.....paksasuaf.blogspot.com....guide me please

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  46. than you very much for making some simple and easy post easy to understand . my blog for download android apps and games and more in apk file blog: Topandroidag.blogspot.in . keep working...

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  47. So much appreciated you all posts help us too much thanks for the nice post keep posting like this we are here to support you :)

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  48. And i also want to change color of labels kindly tell me how to do????

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  49. Nice MD. I also write a post about this trick, check it out. Visit Here.

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  50. Thanks for tut!

    Add SLIDING TAGS in your blog, see tutorial here
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  51. thnks for your article..i'm very like it

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  52. Assalam..Great tutorial. Thanx a lot! :)

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  53. ho to add element in right for ads .....???

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  54. Oh my God! you guys rock! The design look just awesome on my new blog. I dying do read more for you. Thanks a lot for this great tip and trick.

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  55. ı want to ask something. firstly sorry for my bad english. if u click my tags. it will shows all posts about tag. How can I change this number . I want to show tens of

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  56. Thanks Mohammad.. I could able to make the label by using your valuable help in my http://www.smashplus.info blog site

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  57. Good Posting Friend...

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  58. It made my blog to cool, thanks u admin <3

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  60. @Mohammad Dear brother I have Mash 2 blogger Template on my blog When I try to Apply these gadghts to my blog then these gadgths are not working on Mash2 blogger template,

    here is my blog link :http://onlinesoftweb.blogspot.com/

    Plz help me waiting for your kind reply

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  61. Not working at:

    http://www.lesberatti.tech-gyrl.com
    Added the css just like you suggested and NOTHING!

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  62. Hello? Can I please get a reply?

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  63. Hello :)

    I am having a bit of trouble. I followed your instructions precisely but it doesn't change anything. Can you please help me?

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  64. Asslam-O-Alikum
    Thanks Sir.....
    For This Post.
    Your All Posts is wonderful.......

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  65. Really handy, really good tutorial. Thanks! I've just used it on my new blog www.browseronly.net - looks smart in orange :)

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  66. super cool!
    thank you very much for this tutorial! :)) I really love your posts <3

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  67. nice post Thankxx for posting i will try and reply keep it up

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  68. You can have a better and stylish Blogger Label tag widget

    Read: Blogger Stylish Label Clod Tag Widget

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  69. Not working on my site bro can u help me
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  70. Worked really well. Had some trouble changing the color - #666. I attempted #00000 . IT didnt work. Any advice on customization? like changing color and font, etc

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  71. Works well, looks neat and elegant! Thank you

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  72. Does this work with list labels?

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  73. Sorry, and how to make each label go to a new line?

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  74. Thank you. I am new in Blogger and this help me a lot!

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  75. Thanks, I couldn't stand seeing those unorganized clouds! Now is all beautiful and effect of hovering over is pretty cool too! Thanks!

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