SP Term Cloud
What is SP Term Cloud?
SP Term Cloud is a SharePoint 2010/2013 web part that displays the most popular keywords and terms used in your team site. It shows terms in a tag cloud or tree view which link to a results page with documents and items labelled with the term.
Why should you use it?
SP Term Cloud enables easy access to all information labelled with specific keywords or terms across a site. It helps users navigate directly to the information they need without needing to know exactly where it’s stored, saving precious time.
How does it work?
SP Term Cloud indexes keywords and terms stored in SharePoint Managed Metadata columns. Term usage is displayed using a template such as a tag cloud or tree view. SP Term Cloud automatically configures standard SharePoint queries to display documents and items labelled with the term.
Find Information Quickly
SP Term Cloud displays keywords and terms used on a site with usage counts. When a term is clicked, documents and items labelled with a term are displayed in a clear and concise page consistent with SharePoint search results.
The user doesn’t have to browse through sub sites, document libraries and folders any longer and can navigate directly to the information they need.
Simple To Use
SP Term Cloud has been designed to be clear and simple for users, and is quick and easy to install. The web part displays terms as links in a tag cloud, tree view or menu format familiar to web users, meaning there is no training requirement for use.
SharePoint 2010/2013 + Office365
SP Term Cloud can be deployed as either a User (sandbox) solution on individual site collections or as a Farm solution covering a complete SharePoint environment.
The user solution is fully compatible with SharePoint Online on Office 365 and can be added and tested by site collection administrators without the need for a complicated installation process.
Easy To Configure
SP Term Cloud is configured using the web part edit pane. The web part can be configured to display terms from specific term sets, team sites, lists, list types, columns and dates. By default the web part displays keywords and terms from all term sets and lists in a site.
The user interface can be configured to display SharePoint terms in a tag cloud, a regular menu, a tree view or a tree map.
The SP Term Cloud web part can be customised in a number of ways:
1. The standard display templates: tag cloud, menu, tree view and tree map can be styled using CSS.
2. The standard templates can be customised by using them to create new XSLT definitions. Completely new XSL templates can be defined to configure any user interface required from the term usage information.
3. The term link results page can be customised using SharePoint Designer, or
4. The term link results target page can be directed to your own custom results page.
SP Term Cloud results page
SP Term Cloud tag cloud
Works on SharePoint online
SP Term Cloud tree view
Treemap - what can you do with XSLT?
Supported Languages:English, French, Dutch, Spanish, German, Italian.
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Server: SharePoint Release:
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 or SharePoint 2013 SharePoint Online on Office 365
13 Mar 2013
Improved handling of terms and term sets that are not in the current term store.
Fix an issue with Resource handling in SharePoint 2013 sandbox solutions
27 Feb 2013
Internal preview release
30 Nov 2012
Implemented search based workarounds for failures when List Throttling stops queries
Fixed a script issue with use of XMLSerializer in IE 9 (required for SharePoint 2013 compatibility)
Fixed activation/upgrade issue with locked asset files in specific scenarios
Fixed resource localisation issue with non EN SharePoint installs
Fixed result styling bug in Firefox and Chrome
Removed option to limit terms in cloud by items date last modified (required for list throttling fix)
18 July 2012
Added the Publishing Pages list template as a configuration option on Publishing sites.
4 July 2012
Fix to term collection when unvalidated terms are in the site TaxonomyHiddenList.
Unvalidated terms may be added by uploading documents with new Enterprise Keywords.
11 June 2012
Fix to term collection when a parent site with no managed metadata columns is chosen with this site and subsites scope.
29 March 2012
Improved template load time
Added feedback during first time usage collection
Custom template XSL editor in web part editor
New Squares display template
New Columns display template
New View results in dialog option
New View results in table style option
17 March 2012
Fixed script loading issue on term results page
Changed default results display to inline
23 February 2012
Improved caching for anonymous users
Improved handling of larger lists
Changed tree view to load on demand
Fixed issue with parent paths when labels contain colons
19 January 2012
The SP Term Cloud user (sandbox) solution is compatible with SharePoint Online on Office 365. Use this solution if you want to trial the solution in a single site collection. It is licensed per site collection.
Farm solution on request: metaEngine.SPTermCloud.Farm.1.0.9.wsp
The SP Term Cloud farm solution can be installed by SharePoint server administrators for use across a SharePoint environment. It is licensed per SharePoint server.
The SP Term Cloud install guide contains instructions for installing both the user solution and farm solution.
The page describes the elements and attributes in the SP Term Cloud xml data schema.
The SP Term Cloud web part display can be customized by providing XSL transforms that format the SP Term Cloud xml data into html.