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Ambox notice.png The latest version of this mod uses the guidelines for TNG v12+ cust_text.php files. If you are using TNGv12+, and any cust_text.php file in this mod is marked with a Bad Target error, you need to update your cust_text.php files before you can install this mod. [Show instructions]

If you upgraded to TNGv12+, and did not update your cust_text.php files as instructed in the upgrade readme script, then you must use the TNG Mod Manager to update them. To do so:

  1. Go to Mod Manager, and select its "Recommended Updates" tab.
    (If the "Recommended Updates" tab is not visible, then go to the Mod Manager Options tab, select "Display Settings", and turn on the "Recommended Updates" tab.)
  2. Click the "Update" button in the "Recommended Updates" tab.
    Installed mods do not interfere with the update, and if you already have (or think you may have) run this update, it will not hurt for you to run it again.

[See details in the TNGv12 Change Impacts Article][Hide the instructions]

TNG 13.0
TNG 12.0

Cloud of Names
Summary Insert a cloud of names on your homepage.
Mod Updated 07 sep 2020
Download link for
TNG 12.0
TNG 13.0

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Author(s) Michel Kirsch
Homepage Racines luxo-hennuyeres
Mod Support TNG Community Forums
Contact Developer MyMail
Latest Mod for TNG v12
Min TNG V n.c
Max TNG V 12+
Files modified
Related Mods

Purpose of the Mod

This mod installs a name cloud on your current home page.
Modify the number of names to display, change the colors, exclude some names, everything is easily configurable thanks to the Easy Edit function.
Want to change your template? uninstall the mod, change the template, reinstall the mod. That's all.
Users of templates 12 and 16 who already have their own surnames cloud will read carefully
the recommendations below before installing! Thank you.
PS: As there were many files to modify and test, it is likely that I could have done better for some templates!
Feel free to send me your comments or changes that you yourself have brought to the code of your template ! Thanks again !


Written by : [MichelKirsch] de Charleroi - Hainaut - Belgium


A TNG v 12.0.2 installation in working order.
For templates 12 and 16, the code of the index.php files restored to their original state.

IMPORTANT : Before installing

Before installing, it is judicious to make a backup copy of the the surname_cloud.class.php file (It will be modified by this mod)
The file templates/templateXX/index.php (where XX is the number of the template you actually use) will be modified too.
The mod only modify ONE index.php file at a time!


  • Unzip the received file directly in the "mods" sub directory of your TNG installation.
  • Via Mod Manager, install the Mod.


  • Uninstall and eventually Delete the current Mod.
  • Proceed as for an installation with the new Mod

Known Problems

Use with templates 12 and 16.
This mod replaces the name cloud code in these two templates. To make sure that the installation is going well,
it is imperative that your index.php file (in templates/template12 or template16) has not been modified by you.
For example, you may have changed the number of names to be displayed in the template. These two files must have their original form
to make the installation run smoothly. Here is the original code of the two files for the "name cloud" part:
templates/template12/index.php (near line 64 and next)

  										<!-- Surname Cloud -->
										<br />
												$nc = new surname_cloud();

templates/template16/index.php (near line 209 and next)

 					<div class="tblock">
						<h2><?php echo $text['surnames'] . " | <a href=\"$surnames_url\">" . $text['more'] . "</a>"; ?></h3>
							$nc = new surname_cloud();

template 12 users will also take care to modify their surnames cloud title via the menus
[Administration/Configurations/Configuration of template/First surnames] so that it "matches" the number of names displayed by the cloud...

In the event of a problem

  • Try using the Mod Manager Remove capability
  • Templates 12 and 16 : Make sure your index.php files are restored to their original state
  • Open an issue in the [forums], or on [my page]. At worst, send me an email....
  • Copy the backup of the affected files back to your TNG directory

Historic of modifications

Version Release Date Contents
V12.0.2.1a 07 sep 2020 Minor change to cfg file (%exitalone tag). - V12.0.2.1 04 dec 2019 First online version.

Sites using this mod

If you download and install this mod, please add your TNG site to the table below:
If you have any problem to do it, send me a mail...

URL User Note Mod-Version TNG-Version User-language
Racines Luxo-Hennuyères MichelKirsch Mod's developper v12.0.2.1a 13.0.1 DE/EN/ES/FR/NL
McCall-Thompson family history John McCall Thank you, Michel! 12.3 EN
Private Site Frédy Meyers Site Privé(développement) 12.0.2 FR
Families Schaapkens-Salden en Kruize-Rombouts Majohejoan v12.0.2.1 12.1 EN/NL
Auf den Spuren meiner Vorfahren UHaase v12.0.2.1 12.2 EN
McCall-Thompson Family History Jbmgen v12.0.2.1 12.3 EN
Généalogie des Malvache Cmalvache v12.0.2.1 12.2 FR
Kilkie Family tree Martinkilkie v12.0.2.1 12.1 EN
Stermer Lindberg Genealogy Jstermer v12.0.2.1 12.3 EN
Korzenie i skrzydła Jacekk v12.0.2.1 12.2 EN/FR/DE/IT/PL/RU/SP
Genealogické stránky naší rodiny 747 v12.0.2.1 12.2 EN
Site Jgrantham v12.0.2.1
Garvey Family History Garv3YTNG v12.0.2.1 12.2 EN
Stammbaum Zollenkopf Flugwaps v12.0.2.1 12.2 DE/EN
Amana Family Tree Heimstatt v12.0.2.1 12.0.2 EN
Our Family History LotharAtAFT v12.0.2.1 12.0.2 EN
Généalogie Dubuc-Landry Roche v12.0.2.1 12.2 AL/AN/ES/FR/IT
Flackology Bflack v12.0.2.1 12.2 EN
Genealogie Marke Losser Peter Heerink v12.0.2.1 12.3 EN
Home Page Guernman20 v12.0.2.1 12.1 EN Jangal v12.0.2.1 12.2 EN
PARISHES, Genealogy BETTENDROFFER-POECKES etc Cbettend v12.0.2.1 12.2
Crawford County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Gateway Fraber v12.0.2.1 12.2 EN
Baza danych Rodziny Jarocińskich Michał Jarociński non-public site v12.0.2.1mja 13.0.1, T7 PL, EN


Template 14 without surnames cloud.

Without cloud

Idem with the surnames cloud.

With Cloud

Access the Easy Edit facility via the button in the Mod Manager.

Easy Edit button

The Easy Edit file with the help file.

Easy Edit and help