Glossary

Description

Glossaries are a valuable option for most websites: they provide a brighter and more profitable reading experience to the user and can significantly improve your website’s SEO and ranking.

And if you are looking for the ultimate glossary plugin for your WordPress website look no further: you’ve found it!

Codeat’s Glossary for WordPress is a valuable plugin that automatically creates wordlists from your content and creates styled tooltips.

Glossary allows you to create a glossary or dictionary section that groups valuable definitions and automatically links them to their relative terms inside your posts and pages.

On hover, highlighted terms in your post/page will show a tooltip with a description and a link to a dedicated post for that description.

So let’s say you write about cooking: how awesome it would be to show your readers a tooltip (and a direct link) to an ingredient’s description (or technique, or tool) right within your website?

Or let’s say you run an online store offering fishing gear. Imagine providing detailed descriptions and related products to all your merchandise without your client’s leaving your website.

Are you an affiliate marketing specialist? You can use Glossary for WordPress to include some affiliations URLs and descriptions to some of your key terms, and turn the tooltip area of the pop up into a conversion machine! Cool, uh?

And what’s even cooler is that you can use Codeat’s Glossary for WordPress for free! Yup, you read right. The basic version of Glossary is – and will remain – free.

GLOSSARY FREE FEATURES

Glossary free is chuck-full of awesomeness! It’s powerful engine automatically links every instance of a term (or set of terms) to a pre-defined list of definitions.

  • To create a better user experience and a more natural access, you can group your terms by category and create vertical archives of terms through the available shortcodes: Lists of Terms and Lists of Categories.
  • Glossary allows you to choose where or not to activate its features: pages, archives, categories, tags, taxonomies, etc.
  • Linked terms can show only a highlight, or a highlight and a tooltip on hover.
  • Three tooltip templates, to best fit your site’s style.
  • You can link terms to internal as well as external locations, and you can optionally add a dedicated icon to indicate external links.
  • Codeat’s Glossary for WordPress supports the following plugins: YARPP, Crayon Syntax Highlighter, Ninja Forms, Yoast SEO, role management plugins (i.e., User Role Editor), as well as multi-language plugins WPML and Polylang.
  • Glossary for WordPress also supports migration from CM Glossary Tooltip.
  • Glossary Free offers three widgets: Glossary Search Bar, Latest Terms, and Glossary categories.
  • Codeat’s Glossary for WordPress Free version does not include dedicated support. If you need help, head over to the WordPress support forum at https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/glossary-by-codeat.

Take a look at our DEMO SITE or read the DOCUMENTATION

The PRO version tops all the fantastic features of Codeat Glossary Free with a set of useful extras that extend styling and customization opportunities. Let’s see them all in detail:

GLOSSARY PRO FEATURES

Glossary PRO offers you all the features of Codeat Glossary Free plus a variety of behavior-controlling tools to enhance your reader’s experience:

  • Choose to show only the tooltip
  • Match terms with case-sensitivity
  • Link only the first occurrence of the same key term
  • Link only the first occurrence of any key term
  • Prevent term links from appearing in their own description page

But that’s just the beginning, here are some extra PRO features we’re sure you’ll love:

  • An additional PRO shortcode, to create a Glossary Index
  • Glossary Alphabetical Index: a widget with five theme styles
  • Four more templates to style your tooltips
  • The amazing Tooltip Customizer
  • The opportunity to offer mobile-optimized tooltips, or to disable them on mobile devices altogether
  • The ability to add Custom Fields to your key terms, and the integration with the ACF Custom Fields plugin
  • Codeat’s Glossary for WordPress PRO version includes dedicated support. Any question or doubt will be addressed directly and rapidly by Codeat’s support team.

Take a look at our DEMO SITE or read the DOCUMENTATION

Screenshots

  • Glossary Add / Edit Glossary Term
  • Glossary General Settings
  • Glossary Tooltip Customizer (PRO)
  • Terms Custom Fields
  • Import / Export Settings
  • Glossary Widgets
  • Example of tooltip template
  • Example of tooltip template

Installation

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘glossary codeat’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select glossary.zip from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download glossary.zip
  2. Extract the glossary directory to your computer
  3. Upload the glossary directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘glossary codeat’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select glossary.zip from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download glossary.zip
  2. Extract the glossary directory to your computer
  3. Upload the glossary directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard
Is it Glossary Genesis Compatible?

Yes, we love Genesis Framework and we care about other Genesis fans. SEO, Layout and Archive section are fully integrated.

Is there a plugin’s documentation?

You can find the plugin’s documentation in the dedicated website here.

Reviews

Great plug-in

Just missing the possibility to change the “Glossary” name on the presentation page when working in other language.

A very useful plugin!

Finally a complete and easy to use glossary plugin. Excellent support service: a very professional team.
Recommended!

Works Great!

I’m a 65 year old retired dude with nothing more than a high school education and if I can make it work, anyone can! Once I figured out how to deal with how to clear and set up permalinks, it works great!

One of the essential plugin!

In my new Blog I could not miss your “Glossary”. Once you use it, than you discover it’s essential. I can image hundreds ways to use it..
Great job and great team, Codeat!

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Contributors & Developers

“Glossary” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Glossary” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Glossary” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.5.3

  • Fix: Removed an unused filter
  • Fix: Banners in the settings was missing

1.5.2

  • Fix: Removed a notice in case of Genesis Framework
  • [PRO] Fix: Improved behaviour of customizer preview with W3 Total Cache
  • [PRO] Fix: Better caching of shortcode and widgets to avoid duplicates

1.5.1

  • [PRO] Improvement: Customizer preview more feast on load

1.5.0

  • Enahncement: Code rewritten for the engine
  • Enhancement: Improved english labels of the plugin
  • [PRO] Enhancement: New parameters for [glossary-list]
  • [PRO] Feature: Ignore area with [glossary-ignore][/glossary-ignore]
  • Improvement: New sidebar on settings
  • Improvement: Detect requirements for the plugin
  • Improvement: Show the Post Type label name and not the slug in the settings
  • Improvement: New UX for settings (radio and checkbox)
  • [PRO] Fix: Double execution of filter with ACF
  • [PRO] Fix: Fix bug on remove more link
  • [PRO] Fix: Fix on mobile tooltip not working
  • Fix: Fixed issues with Polish and Arabic

1.4.13

  • Enhancement: On Yoast SEO support
  • Feature: Search widget has the dropdown to select the category
  • [PRO] Improvement: CSS by customizer generated inline
  • [PRO] Improvement: glossary-list transient improved

1.4.12

  • [PRO] Enhancement: glossary-terms support for transient
  • Fix: 404 and Yoast error
  • Fix: Transient of shortcode now support multi language
  • Enhancement: Updated CMB2 and Freemius SDK to the last version

1.4.11

  • [PRO] Fix: Improved shortcode code

1.4.11

  • Fix: For older php versions
  • Enhancement: Tested now with php7cc and PHP Compatibility to check support for PHP 5.2+

1.4.10

  • Improved: Yoast SEO detection

1.4.9

  • Fix: Adding capabilities for website with removed default rols was getting an error
  • Enhancement: Description to Glossary Terms and Glossary Category slug fields cannot use the same slugs

1.4.8

  • Fix: Upgrade routine wasn’t working

1.4.7

  • Fix: Wrong capabilities in few cases wasn’t working

1.4.6

  • Fix: Wrong capabilities in few cases wasn’t working

1.4.5

  • Feature: Support for revisions
  • Feature: Support for Yoast Internal Links
  • Feature: Remove Category/Archive from the archives pages
  • Improvement: Show the PRO settings for free version as disabled
  • Feature: Upgrade routine that add/create Glossary capabilities
  • [PRO] Feature: Add terms number in archive or taxonomy pages
  • [PRO] Improvement: Use transient to cache A2Z widget output

1.4.4

  • Fix: With related terms the terms link can be broken
  • Improvement: Archive or list of post now are very very fast (caching)
  • Feature: New filter glossary_terms_results

1.4.3

  • Feature: Support for Crayon Syntax Highlighter
  • Feature: Show numbers of total terms in settings
  • Feature: Improvement on term queue to ignore duplicated terms
  • Improvement: Avoid duplicate execution of Glossary engine on Yoast
  • Improvement: Terms sorting implemented
  • [PRO] Feature: Support for RSS Feed
  • [PRO] Feature: Link only the first occurence of all the term keys

1.4.2

  • Improvement: Removed strip of breakline in content

1.4.1

  • Improvement: Genesis support rewritten from scratch
  • Fix: Few fixes in various part

1.4.0

  • Fix: Wrong link for the settings page
  • Fix: Improvements on Genesis support
  • [PRO] Feature: Mobile support
  • [PRO] Fix: Improvements on the tooltip preview
  • [ULTIMATE] Feature: First public release of the new plan

1.3.6

  • Improvement: New unit test systems
  • Improvement: Reminder to flush the permalink
  • [PRO] Feature: Support for ACF 4 & 5 versions
  • [PRO] Feature: Support for excerpt in terms
  • [PRO] Feature: Widget for search terms

1.3.5

  • Improvement: For shortcode glossary-list on Genesis

1.3.5

  • Fix: For empty list of terms
  • Fix: For terms inside HTML
  • Fix: Load admin.css file in the right pages
  • Enhancement: CM Glossary Tooltip supported
  • [PRO] Fix: Terms archive wasn’t ordered on taxonomy page

1.3.4

  • Fix: Various bugfix

1.3.3

  • Fix: Genesis was not executing shortcodes
  • Fix: Fixed behaviour on no-excerpt on Genesis
  • Fix: Improved system to calculate strings length to avoid strange html
  • [PRO]: Disable tooltip on mobile as settings
  • Fix: Various bugfix

1.3.2

  • Fix: For text position
  • Fix: Various bugfix
  • [ULTIMATE] Feature: Media tooltip for Youtube and Vimeo

1.3.1

  • Enhancement: Improved algoithm to find the right position
  • Fix: Improvement to regex for h1,h2* reconize
  • Enhancement: Improved code organization

1.3.0

  • Fix: Reset the query in the right way
  • Fix: Remove duplicate in excerpt
  • Fix: Many bugfix
  • Removed: Removed the check for the php version of library included
  • Enhancement: Post check outside the method
  • Enhancement: Unit test with codeception
  • Enhancement: New Internal engine for tooltip/link inject
  • Enhancement: New code for Genesis support
  • Feature: Disable Glossary in a page with a checkbox

1.2.8

  • Fix: Improvement for the the real string on replacing
  • Fix: Adding a try/Catch system to avoid errors in the frontend

1.2.7

  • Features: Support for YARPP
  • Improvement: Code improvements for caching
  • Fix: Now use the term for the link and not the title term of the post type
  • [Pro] New mode Tooltip with no link

1.2.6

  • Fix: Genesis with Glossary created errors

1.2.5

  • Improvement: Updated CMB2 and support for the last version
  • Bugfix: Fix on Genesis with no terms
  • [PRO]: 5 themes for the alphabet terms widget

1.2.4

  • Fix: really a bug on Genesis

1.2.3

  • Fix: bug on Genesis

1.2.2

  • [PRO] Remove More link settings
  • [PRO] Case sensitive term match setting
  • [PRO] Prevent term link to appear in the same term page
  • Feature: Add an icon to external link setting
  • Improvement of the quality of the code

1.2.1

  • Fix: Error on injecting tooltip with breaking HTML

1.2.0

  • Pro version
  • Fix: Search support
  • Feature: Option to disable public archive for the Glossary taxonomy
  • Feature: Option to limit the excerpt by words
  • Feature: Filter to change the regular expression glossary-regex

1.1.2

  • Fix force sanitization of the terms

1.1.1

  • Fix regression for related terms
  • Read more link it is showed only when the text is truncated

1.1.0

  • Search support as option
  • Option to change the slugs
  • Option to disable archive
  • [glossary-terms order=”desc” num=”20″ tax=”sport”] new shortcode
  • [glossary-cats order=”desc” num=”20″] new shortcode
  • New option for filter by taxonomy in Last Glossary Terms widget
  • Choice between the external url or a internal post type for the term
  • Code improvements
  • Fixed glotpress detection

1.0.6

  • Fix for search
  • Enhancement for tooltip ellipses
  • Better label names for additional terms

1.0.5

  • Fix for A2Z archive during the search for terms
  • Fix before the global search use only terms and posts
  • Enhancement for tooltip text by Rasmus Taarnby

1.0.4

  • Fix to scan unlimit glossary terms
  • New filters glossary_tooltip_html and glossary_excerpt

1.0.3

  • New settings to order the Glossary terms archive page alphabetically
  • Changed the CSS classes for the tooltip to avoid problems with CSS framework by Diego Betto
  • New regular expression to detect the terms

1.0.2

  • Fix to Flush the permalink on activation
  • Remove annoying warning by Rasmus Taarnby
  • Added composer file by Rasmus Taarnby

1.0.1

  • Fix in case of missing glossary terms

1.0

  • Published on WordPress repo