1. Download the appropriate file for your system (see compatibility table below)
  2. Login to your Joomla admin panel and install as per usual.

How to Use
  1. Install the ZIP using your Joomla! Admin Panel > Extension Manager
  2. View the module on your front-end to see if it does what you want it to do.
  3. Modify the module parameters as necessary.

  1. First of all, you need to make it visible. These 3 steps will have your module ready:

  2. The further steps below are how to configure it to match yours or your clients brief.
    Style & Colors:

  3. Articles & Content:

  4. Words & Link:

  5. 3rd-Party Integration:

  6. Problems?:


+1 John Wednesday, 15th April 2015, 8:31 am
Hi Joel,
thanks for your great Tag Cloud. But i have a litte problem with execlude and include IDs. For example i had 5 include IDs: 41,42,43,48,50 then i get also the other IDs. When i had execlude ID: 42 then i get also ID 42. What can i do? Thanks for your support!
+1 Joel L Friday, 13th March 2015, 9:25 am
Sorry about that Pete. I've known some people to say they can download it on their laptop but not on their PC so there could be a regional setting that plays a factor.

In any case, v3.2.4 is available from the updateserver (not as an auto-update) at:

Thanks for your support!
+1 Pete M Friday, 13th March 2015, 8:30 am
Hi Joel,
I waited overnight, rebooted, cleared the cache but still can't download that version.

+1 Joel L Thursday, 12th March 2015, 7:30 pm
Hi Pete,

Yes for security reasons, the download is rather tricky (mainly because every download extension I had, some malicious hackers crashed my site). I made my own download extension which requires you to refresh the browser every 30 minutes in order to download the extension.

Please try refreshing the page and downloading it again. Just shout if there are any problems. Maybe I need to review my security system :)
+1 Pete M Thursday, 12th March 2015, 4:53 pm
Hi Joel,
the download appears listed but the download button is on the previous version.
Not sure if it an error or just a cache delay.

+1 Joel L Thursday, 12th March 2015, 3:59 pm
Hi sorry, I've just noticed this. I don't get this error but I fixed it for someone else and just noted that some environments will not accept the previous version. So the line should read
$db = JFactory::getDBO();

I sent someone else JWC v3.2.4 who reported that the problem went away. I have made this available for download from my website, so please try it and let us know.


+1 Pete M Thursday, 12th March 2015, 2:09 pm
Did you find a fix for the "mod_joeswordcl oud.php on line 18! problem?
I have it working on one pages but no others. Google seems to show quite a few sites with this error.

+1 Randy Saturday, 3rd January 2015, 12:11 am
:-* Problem solved - I had a wrong setup - in the backend you can decide only to use the actual artilce, which I hat enabled by mistake.
+1 Randy Monday, 29th December 2014, 1:57 pm
Sry, yet another problem - the module only displays tags generated of the actually shown content, but not from the entire website.
Also the Exclusions do not work properly.

... what do I do wrong? :-)
+1 Randy Sunday, 28th December 2014, 7:21 pm
Hi :-)

I have problems implementing your tag-Cloud:

In the Frontend some code ist displayed:
Strict Standards: Non-static method modJoesWordClou dHelper::getMod uleContent() should not be called statically in /kunden/171260_ 88212/schallzen trumV3/joomla2. 5/joomla3/modul es/mod_joesword cloud/mod_joesw ordcloud.php on line 18

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /kunden/171260_ 88212/schallzen trumV3/joomla2. 5/joomla3/modul es/mod_joesword cloud/ p on line 232

Of course, I do not want this.

Can you help me?

Thanks, Randy
+1 Joel L Saturday, 27th December 2014, 4:11 pm
Hi Blot,

Did you try the solutions posted by other downloaders earlier in this page (search this page for all the various solutions):

First, try just going into your Joomla Admin Panel, Global Configuration, Click on the Server tab and change the "Error Reporting" value.

Try the various settings and if that doesn't work try modifying your PHP configuration (php.ini file) then find the following and set it to E_ALL

Code:error_reporting = E_ALL

Oh and restart the Apache service."

Please try and get back if this solved anything.
+1 Blot_L Thursday, 25th December 2014, 2:51 pm
Did you found a solution as I have same problem for Strict Standard on line 232 ?
+1 Blot_L Thursday, 25th December 2014, 2:25 pm
I got this mistake :

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/freelanca /trustseed/modu les/mod_joeswor dcloud/helper.p hp on line 232

I cannot figure out what I have to change on the code of the helper.php file on this part :
$db =& JFactory::getDBO();
$db->setQuery( "SET NAMES 'utf8'" );
$temp_result = $db->query();

Can anybody help me ?
Thank you in advance!
+1 nikoky Wednesday, 10th December 2014, 5:09 pm
I get the following warnings, which fill very fast the error_log file.
Any idea how to get rid of them?

[09-Dec-2014 03:14:14 America/New_Yor k] PHP Strict Standards: Non-static method modJoesWordClou dHelper::getMod uleContent() should not be called statically in /home/pean/publ ic_html/pean3/m odules/mod_joes wordcloud/mod_j p on line 18
[09-Dec-2014 03:14:14 America/New_Yor k] PHP Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/pean/publ ic_html/pean3/m odules/mod_joes wordcloud/helpe r.php on line 232
[09-Dec-2014 03:14:15 America/New_Yor k] PHP Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/pean/publ ic_html/pean3/p lugins/content/ backbutton/back button.php on line 40
+1 Jamarchi Sunday, 30th November 2014, 7:46 am
Hi, I installed this module locally in a site that I´m creatinng but I get this error message "Notice: Undefined variable: total_minlength _count in C:\wampsrv\www\ diana_limpia\mo dules\mod_joesw ordcloud\helper .php on line 465"

This is happening when I add words into the Keyword Inclusion List

What can be the problem ?

Thank you
+1 indra Wednesday, 26th November 2014, 9:06 am
I use these two modules with different categories in one page and I get an error message like this:
Fatal error: Cannot redeclare joes_return_key words() (previously declared in..../modules/ mod_joeswordclo ud/helper.php on line 34

but if i use only 1 module in one page this is success why...!!!!
+1 pascal Thursday, 16th October 2014, 2:37 pm
hello i use your tag cloud component in my joomla 2.5 website.
i'm french and there is probleme with accent like the word péniche become niche

Is there a solution or should i have to migrate to joomla 3

Thank you for your help

+1 Maic Tuesday, 7th October 2014, 8:36 am
i have Joomla 2.5.27 and Module JWC v3.2.2 installed. In Configuration i fill in how many Word a value of 20, but in the Module on the Homepage it shows always all words from Keyword Inclusion List. What is wrong when i will show only 20 Words ??

Thx for help

+1 Ranju Thursday, 18th September 2014, 6:59 am
Hi, I have installed version 3.2 Now I would like to know a query. Is it possible to change different background color for different word.

Thanks in advance for quick reply.
+1 GAUVIN Saturday, 23rd August 2014, 2:46 pm
Salut Joe,

Thank you again for helping me. I had installed V2.2 for Joomla 2.5.
Finally, as you suggested, I just installed v3.2.3. It seems to better function. I have words with accents.
It's fine !

However, it seems that it is not function wiht virtuemart.
Have you an idea ?

Cheers !


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