User Instructions for Uploading and Setting Up the Word Cloud Generator


Before you begin, ensure you have:

  • Access to your web hosting control panel or FTP client.
  • A modern web browser to test the installation.

Step 1: Download the Package

Download the word cloud generator package provided by Curious Penguins. This package should contain all necessary files, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP files, organized in a specific folder structure.

Step 2: Extract the Package

If the package is compressed (e.g., ZIP file), extract it on your computer. You should see the project structure as described by the developer, typically including directories like /css, /js, /includes, and a few root files like index.php.

Step 3: Upload to Your Server

Connect to your web hosting server using an FTP client (like FileZilla) or the file manager provided in your hosting control panel.

Navigate to the root directory or the specific directory where you want to install the word cloud generator. This might be the public_html or www folder, depending on your hosting setup.

Upload all extracted files and directories to your server. Ensure the folder structure is preserved during upload.

Step 4: Verify the Installation

Open a web browser and navigate to the URL where you uploaded the word cloud generator. For example, if you uploaded it to the root of your domain, visit If you placed it in a subdirectory, adjust the URL accordingly, e.g.,

The word cloud generator page should load, displaying the input form or interface as described by the developer.

Step 5: Test the Functionality

Enter the required input to generate a word cloud and test other functionalities like theme selection, word padding adjustment, and file downloads (PNG, SVG, etc.).

If any feature does not work as expected, double-check the upload process to ensure all files were correctly transferred and no step was missed in the configuration.


Page Not Found: Ensure you're visiting the correct URL and that all files were uploaded to the right directory.

Features Not Working: Check for missing files or incorrect permissions. File permissions should typically be set to 644 for files and 755 for directories.

PHP Errors: Verify your server meets the PHP version requirement and that you've configured any necessary settings in the PHP files.

Getting Help

If you encounter issues you can't resolve, contact the Curious Penguins here. Be ready to provide details about your hosting environment, the steps you've taken, and any error messages you're seeing.