Tagul is now WordArt.com. Read the announcement for details.

Custom fonts – new feature!

We have been constantly asked to add various fonts to Tagul.
In spite of adding some new fonts recently in many cases we had to drop the requests due to license restrictions.
In some cases we considered advised fonts not good enough for whole Tagul audience (while it still can be wanted by some users). And finally we simply couldn't expand the list infinitely making it bigger and bigger each time.

Now this problem is over because the feature of adding custom fonts is finally delivered today! It is available for all Tagul users (both free and premium).

To add a custom font scroll to the top of Fonts section and click on the corresponding text.
Then select the desired font (.otf and .ttf fonts are supported) and once it is loaded you can now select it and Visualize your cloud!

Have fun ;)

As many of you know Tagul clouds can be embedded in a web page and allow users to click on words (aka tags) to navigate through web pages. The recommended method of embedding requires a webmaster to embed Tagul javascript code into a web page. But unfortunately in some cases it is not possible. For example blogs at wordpress.com or google sites don't allow to embed html code that contains third party javascript code.

In the old days Tagul was built on flash platform and many old time users used the flash embedding code. Since the migration from Flash to HTML5 that method became obsolete. From now on we make it available again.

Here is the code you can paste into your web page:

<object width="[width]" height="[height]" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://cdn.tagul.com/cloud.swf">
<param name="movie" value="http://cdn.tagul.com/cloud.swf"/>
<param name="flashvars" value="id=http://cdn.tagul.com/embed/flash/<strong>[cloud ID]</strong>"/>
<param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"/>
<param name="swfversion" value="10"/>
<param name="expressinstall" value="http://cdn.tagul.com/expressInstall.swf"/>
<param name="wmode" value="transparent"/>
<p><a href="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer">
<img src="http://www.adobe.com/images/shared/download_buttons/get_flash_player.gif" alt="Get Adobe Flash player" />

Please don't forget to replace [width], [height] and [cloud ID] with your actual values (without brackets).

To obtain your cloud ID please make it public and then click on the last icon in Share row in Grab and Share section. In the popup window click on the first link. Your browser will open a web page with your cloud displayed. In location bar you should see something like this: "https://tagul.com/2bvgczwckogx/Heart%20Love". Your cloud ID is contained between last pair of slashes ("2bvgczwckogx" in the given URL).

Icons in word clouds

In addition to ordinary text characters you can use virtually any Unicode character in Tagul clouds. The only limitation is that it must be supported by the fonts presented in Tagul.

There are a lot of useful icons in Unicode.
Here are some of them (but not all) that are supported:

  • ©
  • ®

To use any of the above characters just select it, copy to clipboard and then paste into Words section of your cloud.

The complete list of Unicode characters can be found at Unicode Table website.
As it was said earlier not all of them are supported. To try a character just copy & paste it from Unicode website into Words section and then switch to Fonts section to find out if there are fonts capable of rendering it. Don't forget to select the fonts if found.

Have fun ;)

Dear Tagul users!
We are excited to inform that new fonts below are now available in Tagul word cloud creator.

MPH 2B Damase and Chrysanthi fonts support wide range of Unicode scripts.
Noto Sans S finally adds Chinese script to Tagul!

If you would like to suggest your favorite font to Tagul please email .

Enjoy new fonts!

Social login changes

Today along with SSL everywhere change there is another important change implemented in social login mechanism.

Tagul is used to rely on Loginza service for a long time. But unfortunately it always has some gliches and we permanently got complaints that it didn't work for someone. Moreover Loginza seems to be not developed anymore therefore we decided to replace it.

After some research we have chosen excellent HybridAuth library as a substitute. HybridAuth allows us to avoid relying on third party services and acts as an abstract api between Tagul application and various social apis and identities providers such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google.

From Tagul users perspective we hope that now social login will be more reliable and stable. Currently only Google, Facebook and Twitter social networks are supported. They cover about 95% of all social logins at Tagul made so far.

If you previously used another service and want to access your account here is what you can do:

1) Try to get password for your account. Go to lost password page and input your email. Chances are your email is in our database and then you will be sent a password resetting link. Reset the password and use Email & Password credentials to access the site.

2) If the above didn't work for you please write to all the info you remember. E.g. what social/openid network did you used? How many clouds you had? Send some saved cloud images if you have. Etc. Then we will try to identify your account and give you access to it.