During my work I got confronted with Wordle. A colleague used Wordle to show what a specific website was about. I got interested in how these beautiful word clouds were made and if I could add them to my own website.

Regrettably, the Wordle algorithms cannot be shared by the author because of intellectual property reasons (IBM owns his work). Given the popularity of Wordle, I found it strange that no WordPress plugin existed that would generate similar word clouds. Searching the web for similar algorithms didn’t provide me with much answers either. But hey, how hard can it be? I decided to have a go at it myself.

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