Glossary by WPPedia – Best Glossary plugin for WordPress

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The ultimate Glossary plugin that will fit all your needs. Create your own glossary (aka…

Author:Bastian Fießinger & WPPedia Glossary Team (profile at wordpress.org)
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WordPress version tested:5.7.2
Plugin version:1.2.4
Added to WordPress repository:14-04-2021
Last updated:25-06-2021
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Total downloads:626
Active installs:20+
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WPPedia – The best Glossary Plugin for WordPress

With WPPedia you can build a Glossary / Encyclopedia / Lexicon in WordPress with ease.

Having a glossary on your site can be a very efficient way to increase your User Experience, SEO and Google Rankings.
Glossary by WPPedia combines all the tools you need to build the perfect web glossary solution.

Glossary by WPPedia offers the best out of the box system for creating a glossary / encyclopedia on your Website and comes with a free and a PRO Version to fit all your needs.

What can this Glossary plugin do for you?

????️ Alphabetical Index / archive

Glossary by WPPedia creates glossary archives with posts indexed by their initial character.

⛓️ Automated crosslinking between glossary articles

Our Glossary plugin comes with a powerful automatic crosslinking / auto linking engine.

Glossary by WPPedia automatically recognizes any occurances of terms associated to another glossary article on your page.
All terms are then linked to the corresponding post and provided with a tooltip, which increases the user-friendliness of the page

Now you don’t need to take the time consuming effort of manually adding internal links all over your glossary term’s content.

The free Version of WPPedia allows you to add up to 3 seperate alternative post terms for each glossary term. So if you have a glossary term about Elon Musk and you want this post to be linked if you type E. Musk in another article this feature is the right for your needs.

ℹ️ Beautifully styled tooltips

All automatic generated links are rendered with tooltips just like it’s known from pages like Wikipedia. These tooltips help your users to browse through your encyclopedia in a very efficient way. Hovering over an autogenerated link will reveal a beautiful card containing useful data giving you a brief insight what’s behind the next glossary article. By the way: Glossary by WPPedia free offers you 4 different tooltip styles in the free version.

So you may ask, when Glossary by WPPedia renders the tooltips with their regarding excerpts on every post, isn’t it possible that Google recognizes this as duplicate content?
No! The tooltips content is not visible to search engines on page load. It get’s fetched asynchronous only when hovering an automatic generated link.
Sounds great? It is!

???? Autosuggest search for glossary terms

The Glossary plugin comes with an easy to use searchbar with autosuggestions. No need to submit a search form to get the expected results. Just click on a result while searching and you will get redirected to the matching term.

✍️ Support for Gutenberg and other page builders

Of course the plugin is 100% compatible with Gutenberg and other page builders out of the box – You don’t need to worry about this.

???? Only vanilla JavaScript

Speed matters! Glossary by WPPedia works completely without jQuery as a dependency. All frontend scripts are running on good old plain (yet modern) JavaScript.

???? Need more?

We are constantly updating this plugin to offer as many features as possible.
Have a feature request? Don’t hesitate and contact us!

Template System/Structure

WPPedia template files contain the markup and template structure for the frontend of your glossary. All template files contain several actions you can use to add/move/remove parts of the WPPedia Template or even restructure it completely.

Just copy files from /plugins/wppedia/templates/x.php to /themes/yourtheme/wppedia/x.php and give it your own look.
They might also left completely untouched.

Another way to restructure WPPedia is to use it’s actions and filters to modify content. More about this will be available soon in the Documentation.

What is a glossary?

A glossary, often called encyclopedia or wiki is an industry-specific word list with the corresponding explanations.
It’s very important that the terms defined are easy to understand and comprehensible.

How can your website benefit from a glossary?

Your website is likely filled with blog posts, shop products, case studies and more. Everything you need to get conversions, leads, etc.

Providing a glossary on your website on the other hand is an ideal way to pass expert knowledge about a specific topic.
It is a win-win situation for everyone involved: The user finds everything in one place and does not have to pull information “externally”, you, the website owner, keep your visitors on your page.
These visitors are then more likely to convert into customers.

However, by providing educational and informational quality content you can significantly improve your website’s SEO and ranking on search engines like Google, Bing, etc.

Who can benefit from Glossary by WPPedia?

✔ Blogs
✔ eCommerce Store Owners
✔ Niche Sites
✔ Business Sites
✔ Startups
✔ in particular anyone who wants to increase his traffic with good content

Free Features

  • Alphabetical glossary index / archive
  • Easy to understand template system / structure that can be adjusted via your theme or childtheme
  • Full support for the Gutenberg Block Editor out of the box.
  • support for all popular pagebuilder plugins.
  • powerfull and adjustable crosslinking solution to create links between your articles on the fly.
  • Up to 3 alternative post terms for searching and the autolink engine.
  • beautiful accessible tooltips for autogenerated links.
  • 4 different Tooltip styles
  • autosuggest search for your glossary entries.
  • let the plugin generate the archive page for you or use a static page with contents defined by you.
  • all scripts run on vanilla JavaScript. No jQuery needed.
  • 2 additional Shortcodes
  • more coming soon

PRO Features

  • All the features in the free version
  • Unlimited glossary terms
  • Extended permalink settings
  • Let WPPedia create a crosslink index for each post. This ensures faster loading times.
  • Allow crosslinking to other post types (not just glossary terms)
  • more coming soon

Support

We offer dedicated support for all buyers of the PRO version.
If you have any questions, suggestions or whatever bothers you we will try to assist you as quick as possible.

If you use the free Version of glossary by WPPedia head over to the Support forum here on wordpress.org


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