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CM Tooltip Glossary

Easily create a Glossary, Encyclopaedia or Dictionary of your terms and show tooltip when users hover over. Many powerful features


42 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
Adding 99 new rows to the wp_options is not acceptable
By , for WP 4.2

Bought the pro version and realised that this plugin has added 99 new rows inside wp_options table! I am pretty sure this can be done more efficiently.

Good plugin
By , for WP 4.1.1

Easy plugin, full of features. You have a glossary instantly.
Had a bug in my website , I used the support and they fixed it quickly.

Great plugin, awesome support.
By , for WP 4.1

This is a really handy plugin. I had an issue that was rectified fairly quickly and I'm super impressed that their tech support team gets back to you within 24 hours. You can't beat that.

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Great way to add for site users
By , for WP 4.1

With this plugin I was not only able to provide the extra lexis detail my English language students need, but by linking to the dictionary and Wikipedia, I was able to add enormous amounts of content to my site with ease.
The support is fast and well, supportive. A small error was quickly remedied and I would not hesitate to recommend this plugin and the people behind it.

outstanding - features * admin interface * styling * support
By , for WP 4.1

This is just BLISS for information workers, teachers, researchers, a FAQ provider, a business directory, a project knowledgebase.

I have searched for years and years to find the best way to present articles online and at last at last I have it.
Tooltips Glossary is very well presented on the admin side with plenty of admin info notes. It has tons of options so I can be fussy and get what I want. Heaven.
The really huge thing is its core - the global sitewide links which attach to every instance of the titles of its articles (Terms). So wherever that word occurs, it becomes a link, and the link opens its article. Not only that, a hover on the term gives the summary excerpt (a definition perhaps) or the first paragraph depending how you set it.
Yet more - I can add synonyms like a plural, or variation of the word, or an alias name for a person. So when all these show up they will all link to the original article. (I have to use a small workaround for author names e.g. Smith, John; but it's no big deal)

The Glossary - FAQ Knowledgebase Dictionary Encyclopedia Encyclopaedia Directory Index or whatever you want to name it - has its own index page which lists all the titles as links A-Z in various styles I can choose.
The Glossary has Categories so David the Dev has just added a way to have category index pages too. There are also Tags.
Then there are Related Articles links and a whole lot more.

Styling is good and there's an extra plugin for styling the popup Tooltips boxes.

Support has been outstanding. David is keenly interested in developing the plugin and things I suggested expecting to pay for as custom features have calmly been added to the plugin within a week or two! How cool is that?
David also understands what I ask for, or else carefully checks to see he does.

I am using the Ecocommerce (top level) of Tooltips Glossary but I did also find the free version is excellent. I went for the top version because it provides fast support and I'm a fussy admin, and because I really needed a couple of the premium extra features.

Don't go for inferior plugins if you want a good site. Get the best like this because this is the kind of plugin which will carry the centre of your WP or else a major section of it. messing with inferior copies.

CM Tooltip Glossary Ecommerce
By , for WP 4.0

This is a really good plugin. In truth, I tried all of the other 'free' plugins and they were ok, but they lacked this or that feature. I am using it at my first blog.
So far no bugs, and I am using Nginx, FPM, WPress, and the Avada theme. P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) showed no serious performance hit. What I like is that the Gallery has Related Post index that can be manually refreshed. I am planning to get a few related plugins in the future like additional preformatted styles, just out of curiosity. I had no problem making my own styles. I am running about 49 plugins, most of which are admin related.

Added value to my content
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This plugin allowed me to set up a PhD project based on knowledge sharing. Moreover I used the free version on different websites on specific fields improving a better understanding for the user.
The Creative Mind support is efficient.

Great plugin but plugin author needs work
By , for WP 4.0

+5 stars for the plugin
-1 star for not having a soul

I have checked out almost every glossary plugin available and this one is by far the most advanced and useful plugin available for my purposes. I can't recommend this plugin more just based on pure functionality, capabilities, and ease of use. +5 stars for the plugin

Upon installation, I had an issue with 404-not found errors on the /glossary/term/ pages. After reading existing (closed) support topics for the same issue with no resolution found/shared and no help from the plugin author (for the free version, I can't blame them for that) I decided to create a new topic asking for general guidance on what to check besides the obvious "disable all plugins and themes" which I had already done and still had the same 404 error.

Instead of offering even the slightest of hints of what to check, the plugin author closed and removed my support topic! I only found that out because I fixed the 404 error and went back to post my fix for the problem to help others STILL experiencing the same 404 error issue. Shame on you plugin author! -1 star for not having a soul

So with all of that said, I have to use this review as a way to share my fix since the plugin author has no soul and won't allow me to do it any other way.

If you are experiencing 404 errors and have SSL enabled for your site, then the issue is related to conanical links. You have some options for how to fix it, but for me it was as easy as changing one setting in the "permalinks" settings within WordPress SEO by Yoast. Change the "Force Transport" to "Force HTTPS" and save and the 404 error goes away.

If you are not using that particular SEO plugin, then you may have a similar option in your SEO plugin of choice or you can write a short code snippet in your functions.php file to force HTTPS as the delivery mechanism for conanical links.

I was 100% certain that this was the plugin for me and my needs. I wanted to resolve all issues prior to spending money on the paid version and seeing how the plugin author handles support has basically changed my mind. Out of principal, I only pay for stuff if 1.) the product/service is worth the asking price (which I believe this plugin is worth it) and 2.) I want to empower and support that company/product/service by giving them my hard-earned money (which I DO NOT believe this company/author is deserving of after my recent experiences). Bottom line, is that I am still undecided about whether we will be purchasing this plugin for our organization at this point in time. It went from 100% certain that this is the plugin for us and a guaranteed sale, down to a 50/50 shot as to whether I can justify putting money in the pocket of someone I lost respect for, regardless of whether the product is worth it or not.

Very impressed!
By , for WP 4.0

CM Glossary Tooltip has been a great addition to my website. I use a lot of different financial terms on my site and tooltip provides more info on the terms I use to make it much easier for my readers to understand. The feedback I have received on my site after installing CM Glossary Tooltip has been very positive. Everyone has commented on how much they like the fact that they simple need to “hover” over the terms they don’t understand in order to see a definition of it in more detail. I have also received many comments on the A-Z Glossary Index Page that shows provides the links back to the source page. Many of my financial reports can be linked here and visitors on my website have provided a lot of positive feedback for this new improvement.
I was so impressed with the free edition, that I purchased the Pro Edition of Word Press Glossary. It has been very beneficial for me to be able to add synonyms and abbreviations as well as plural forms of words. The Pro Edition allows me to generate link types for much larger glossaries and this feature alone has been well worth the money. I have been very happy with this product and highly recommend it.

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