Plugin Reviews

WP Glossary

Create your own glossary of hot-linked terms, inside your own site!

Average Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
Great plugin
By , for WP 4.2.2

I was about to code myself for Glossary functionality on my blog. Then I found this plugin. It works great with a lot of options to tweak. Thanks for providing this for free.

great, thanks!
By , for WP 4.0

thanks for the plugin works great on wp v4.0
the url structure is a bit off but nothing major
main page: /glossary/group/group-name/ (would skip "group" if possible
item: /glossary/itemname/ (would add group-name)
another suggestion: I would leave groupping at all. Or you could offer it in a future the pro version

Works with WP4 but ...
By , for WP 4.0

... you need to refresh the Permalink structure. Everytime you actualize WP is mandatory don`t forget to refresh the Permalink configuration. And is a little bit disappointing.
When this issue will be resolved the plugins become a clearly 5 stars.

that's what I'm looking for, but...
By , for WP 3.9.2

actually, this plugin is very awesome, but I hope 2 things in the next version,
1st: automatic detect for all glossary item in the page
2nd: ability to customize CSS for the tooltip, coz I can't edit line-height for it..

anyways, it's very good plugin
thanks a lot

Works - but with fussinesses
By , for WP 3.8.1

Very complicated to create hot links... Can't do it for a huge amount of words

Works well :)
By , for WP 3.5.2

No probs at all with the plugin.

Would be nice to have a hybrid option between the a-z list and the full terms list, where the terms are output divided by the letter, with jump links at the top in the a-z format.


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Nice job Tom, cheers.

Very impressed
By , for WP 3.5.2

As above

Very impressed
By , for WP 3.1.4

As above

Very Nice
By , for WP 3.5.1

Good plugin. Easy learn. Make nice urls (searchegnines like this)

Great replacement for old glossary system
By , for WP 3.5.1

I was a fan of WP-SNAP!, which did make glossaries very easy to manage. However, WP-SNAP! was not aware of the new taxonomies and was category-based on "normal" articles, did not have hovertips, and didn't use shortcodes. Worse than that, the WP-SNAP! author gave up on the plugin.

WP-Glossary does everything that WP-SNAP! does, but it does everything better. Glossary entries are taxonomies, so they won't populate the loop with garbage (which was a handicap with WP-SNAP!) — unless, of course, you wish them there. The shortcodes are easy to do and understand (although I would rather prefer the ability to search for related content, which is what you get when adding a new link to another article, instead of "guessing" what the right entry is named). Adding an indexed page (with entries for A, B, C etc.) and styling it just needs one shortcode; all the rest happens automatically.

I did test some alternative free Glossary plugins (there are many which are paid). While all of them sort of work in a similar way, WP-Glossary, for me, was the easiest to setup and the easiest to use — many others have issues with URLs and rewriting rules, which WP-Glossary has not. This is particularly important for me, since I use Nginx, and although many WP plugins are Nginx-aware, a lot rely upon Apache's mod_rewrite module to work properly. WP-Glossary works right out of the box under either Apache or Nginx.

Also, it continues to be kept up-to-date by its friendly author, which means that not only security issues are handled quickly, but that new features might be developed (like the recent move to a completely new "hovering tip" engine, qTip).

While few plugins are "perfect" and "complete", I nevertheless can fully recommend WP-Glossary as an excellent plugin which does pretty much what is needed and is simple to install and use.

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