Very simple little widget thats gets added to the ‘Add new post’ page that allows you to search for similar words.
- Three types of words (if available in the API): Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives.
- Different relationships available: synonyms, antonyms, related terms, similar terms and user suggestion.
- Enter your own API key from words.bighugelabs.com if needed.
- Select which types of words are shown (admin page).
Nothing at the moment, why not suggets a feature.
- Download the zip file and extract. Upload all files to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’. Make sure you upload in the correct
folder structure e.g. /wp-content/plugins/post-thesaurus/.
- Activate the Post Thesaurus plug-in through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- On the ‘Add new post’ page you should see a new widget on the sidebar with which to search.
- Under ‘Setings’ you should see a new option called ‘Post Thesaurus’. There are a few options on this page.
- I just get a spinning loading icon, whats up?
This can happen if you have an invalid API key, double check the key or click uninstall on the admin page to reset the API key.
Amazingly, still works after years of not being updated. And also amazingly, one of the only useful thesaurus plugins for wordpress. You would think a platform devoted to writing and blogging would have a ton of different options available.
Only complaints are that entering a word that isn’t found results in the plugin searching endlessly, and that hitting “enter” to search when the focus is on the widget doesn’t result in a search and instead usually results in your post being updated and reloaded. You have to manually hit the “search” button on the widget for it to work.
Other than that, solid. It would be great if someone in the future could make a plugin akin to Microsoft Word where you can right-click on a word and have instant access to a list of synonyms in the pop-up menu.
Contributors & Developers
“Post Thesaurus” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.
- Fixed a small spelling error (oops!)
- Initital version of the Post Thesaurus plug-in released.