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WP Glossary

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

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This plugin saved me.....
By , for WP 4.3.1

Wow, I can only say I tried all the other dictionary and glossary plugins available and almost gave up.

I was seriously considering hiring the job out to a competent WordPress coder.... then I came upon this plugin.

Easy to use, works as expected and fit into my site perfectly.

The shortcodes that were included made it very flexible.

Thanks so much to TCBarrett for making this plugin available.

Works great for me! Five 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 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 3.1.4

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.

A BIG disappointment
By , for WP 3.5.1

This looked liked as if it was just what I was looking for, but a complete lack of an explanation as to how it is set up makes it completely worthless.

Excellent use of custom post types
By , for WP 3.5.1

I only started using this great plugin in February 2013 and I must say I am impressed.

I like the use of custom post types - it makes perfect sense.

I really love the new features since version 2.3, especially glossary term usage in the admin list view, and the term dropdown selector while post/page editing.

This plugin works brilliantly. Thank you.

WP Glossary
By , for WP 3.4.2

Fantastic plugin and builds a superb looking glossary.

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