I'm looking to show the tags of a post within a widget. I know this is hard because it's outside of the loop, but has it been done, is there one available?
Thanks for any assistance.
I believe this plugin does exactly what you're looking for: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nktagcloud/
Hope this helps! Michelle
Its not very hard actually, wordpress supports multiple loops and query's.
The best way to create a secondary (or more) loop is to make an instance of WP Query, http://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query
Using that you can make a simple query that gets the posts tags using
Then you would throw the code into a widget, http://codex.wordpress.org/Widgets_API.
Tags can be shown outside the Post loop using the global functions.
Step 1 : Get a PHP Code Widget (this solved many problems)
Step 2 : Place the Code
Check Tags Documentation to tweak display order.
All done just rock and roll.