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This plugin allows you to add a thesaurus lookup to your sidebar, or anywhere else. Thesaurus service provided by words.bighugelabs.com.

How do I limit the results?

Add the limit option to your function call in this manner:

<?php thesaurus_print_lookupform('limit=10'); ?>

Is there a maximum number of requests limit?

Yes, thanks for asking. There is a limit of 10,000 requests per day, per IP address. If you need more, take a look at this page:


Are there any special software considerations I need to know about before use?

Yes, just one. Thesaurus lookup requires the PHP CURL library, which should be installed by default on your server. If not, talk to your web host about getting it implemented.

Can I see it in action first?

Absolutely. This plugin is in use at this website:


Requires: 2.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.5.1
Last Updated: 8 years ago
Active Installs: 40+


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