Yesterday, I released version 1.0 of the Tag Dropdown Widget plugin for WordPress. The plugin allows WordPress users to display their tags as a dropdown menu rather than in the standard tag cloud.
In addition to letting the user specify the dropdown’s label, the plugin allows a user to trim long tag names to fit theme constraints. Today, I updated the plugin to extend the trimming feature beyond the widget. Now, when the plugin is implemented using the makeTagDropdown() function, the maximum tag length can be specified. This change, while minor, offers greater flexibility when including the tag dropdown outside of the sidebar or in themes that either do not utilize a sidebar or widgets.
The new version, numbered 1.1, is available on the Tag Dropdown Widget page or in the WordPress plugins directory at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tag-dropdown-widget/.