PoolParty Thesaurus

PoolParty plugin makes websites more understandable. Blogs benefit from linking posts with key terms automatically. The plugin uses SKOS vocabularies.

Author:Kurt Moser (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.1
WordPress version tested:4.4
Plugin version:2.7
Added to WordPress repository:03-05-2010
Last updated:08-09-2015
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Plugin URI:https://www.poolparty.biz
Total downloads:4 213
Active installs:10+
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PoolParty thesaurus plugin helps to make WordPress blogs and websites more understandable. The website will be improved by linking posts with key terms and key terms with other key terms. The plugin imports a controlled vocabulary (SKOS thesaurus) or retrieves a thesaurus from a (public) SPARQL endpoint via web. Based on the thesaurus, terms in articles are high-lighted automatically, definitions are provided "inline" (as mouse-over effect) and links to the thesaurus terms are generated on-the-fly. The thesaurus is available as an extra resource on the blog and can be navigated to learn more about the knowledge domain instantly. The plugin also works with multilingual blogs. Dbpedia (Linked data) is used to retrieve definitions automatically whenever the imported thesaurus lacks of definitions.

With this plugin any SKOS/RDF thesaurus can be imported or retrieved from a SPARQL endpoint and used within your WordPress blog to underpin articles with key terms.

On two extra pages (which are generated automatically) the thesaurus can be displayed and used as a browsable glossary on your blog. The main page of the glossary displays all concepts with their preferred labels and their alternative labels (synonyms). The list of concepts is displayed in an alphabetical order and can be filtered by their first letters. The second page represents the detail view of each concept. All kinds of labels and relations (prefLabel, altLabel, hiddenLabel, definition, scopNote, broader, narrower und related) of a given term (concept) can be loaded and displayed.

Each post is analysed automatically to find words and phrases matching labels of a concept (prefLabel, altLabel or hiddenLabel) in the thesaurus. The first hit will be highlighted automatically. A mousover tooltip shows the short description of the term/phrase and the link points to the more detailed description on the glossary page.

What's new?

  • Updating the plugin via the wordpress admin interface has been simplified. The plugin now gets the ARC2-tripelstore and installs it automatically without need to intervene manually.
  • There is a new sidebar-widget which incorporates a search field including autocomplete. This autocomplete service suggests terms from the glossary. Once such a term is chosen, one is automatically connected to the webpage describing the term. The widget can be pulled into any sidebar (depending on the theme) from the sub-section of appearance/widgets.
  • There is a new shortcode with which specific parts of the content can be excluded from automatically being linked. The shortcode is called ppt-noparse, and it is opened with [ppt-noparse] and closed with [/ppt-noparse]. Automatic linking is disabled for any text between the code.
  • Automatic finding and linking of concepts in running content can be totally disabled under settings. The glossary area is still present and can be reached via the glossary link and the sidebar widget.

Thanks to Benjamin Nowack: The thesaurus is imported into the system and is queried via ARC2 (https://github.com/semsol/arc2). Thanks to rduffy (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/profile/rduffy). His 'Glossary' Plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/automatic-glossary) inspired me, and I was able to develop this plugin on top of his ideas.

Works with PHP 5, MySQL 5 und ARC2