How to Create a Glossary On WordPress

For most blogs the use of tags is enough to allow the user to sift through the many posts and find what they are looking for. But what if you are wanting something more sophisticated than a simple search post option that tagging allows? For example, how would you create a glossary that gives the user quick access to more detailed information within a single, centralized place?

Thankfully, there are quite a few plugins for WordPress that let you make a glossary easily, and in the most organized way possible for user friendly convenience.

Acronym Replacer

Acronym Replacer

Quickly provide a definition of common acronyms by replacing tags with this helpful plugin. You can have all of your information on a single page with this one, which makes it easier for users to figure out what is being offered without you having to manually replace each acronym.

Encyclopedia Lite

Encyclopedia Lite

Create an encyclopedia, lexicon, glossary, wiki, dictionary or knowledge base quickly, using this plugin. It is fully customizable, and you control the content. Use tags and categories to better classify your definitions, and link to pages.

WP Glossary

WP Glossary

Create your glossary and immediately link to terms within your post. You will never have to send users to a third party for a definition again, keeping them instead within your post.

CM Enhanced Tooltip Glossary

CM Enhanced Tooltip Glossary

A somewhat more sophisticated option, this is another glossary builder that will show the definition on the page when you hover over the glossary-defined word. The user can either remain in the post, or move over to the static glossary page for more information.

SEO Ultimate

SEO Ultimate

This is an overall SEO tool with a number of features, including the ability to create an SEO enhanced glossary for your WP blog. Just use the Deeplink Juggernaut feature to anchor text and search for terms within the site.

Do you know of any plugins for WordPress that allow you to create a glossary without going to a third party site? Let us know in the comments.

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