Plugin Reviews

CM Tooltip Glossary

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


44 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
overpriced, unsightly, misleading refund policy
By , for WP 4.2.2

It's true that this plugin has many advanced glossary features, but all the complex functions aren't worth very much when basics are being ignored.

CM Tooltip Pro+ costs $40 *per year* and comes with expensive extensions that provide almost no additional features. The whole purpose of a tooltip is to keep the reader on the page while providing additional information. Because CM Tooltip Pro+ doesn't allow an image in the tooltip itself, the reader has to go to the glossary page, Worse, the tooltip produced is hard to read and unsightly. Compare the output of the annual $40 CM Tooltip Pro+ to the $9 Tooltip Pro here.

I paid $80 total because (1) the underlying features are in fact very promising and (2) because of the stated 30 day return policy. Once I had installed CM Tooltip Pro+ I realized that despite paying for a skins package, I had very little control over the actual presentation of the tooltip. Given all this, I wrote to the developers and asked for a refund.

They wrote back that I had misunderstood the 30 day refund policy, that it was only applicable if support couldn't resolve the issues I was having. There followed about four days of back and forth emails in which I provided the image linked to above. In the end they put out a new release that allows images in the tooltip, but does nothing to improve the overlook of the tooltip. Today I heard from them again, asking what exactly was it that I wanted?

I didn't spend $80 to have a long discussion with the developers on how they could improve their product. I took them at their word that I could get a refund, and they will not honor that promise. I have invested a couple hours at least in this back and forth, provided them with the information they asked for multiple times, and still do not have what I paid for. The advertising is misleading at best and deceptive at worst. This is a terribly overpriced plugin, and not worth the money or time investment.

Great plugin great support
By , for WP 4.2.1

Works great with the site, also the support is fantastically helpful too! Helped us with issues of our ajax site a lot, thanks guys!

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.

By , for WP 4.1.1


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.

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