WordPress Glossary Plugin (CMTG) - Terms - Controlling the Term Page Appearance

Glossary Term Appearance 

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This feature is only available in the Pro+ and Ecommerce editions.

With the WordPress Glossary plugin, it is possible to change the look & feel of the glossary term pages. You can do that by creating templates and enabling the option Use custom template for terms in the path Admin Dashboard → CM Tooltip Glossary → Settings → Glossary Term, as shown:

Choosing the glossary term page template - Tooltip WordPress Plugin
Choosing the glossary term page template

The plugins comes with two bundled templates, Default and Sidebar Image view. You can see the difference between them in the sample below:

Examples of different term page templates - Wiki Plugin for WordPress
Examples of different term page templates

Building your own template


To be able to build your own template, you need to be comfortable with editing your theme files and you need to have some basic knowledge of PHP / HTML and WordPress functions.

  1. To start building your term page template, you must first find the file named single-glossary.php in the Tooltip Glossary plugin folder located under your WordPress plugins section, eg. “TooltipProPlus/theme/Tooltip/single-glossary.php”. Example:

    Term page template file - Wiki for WordPress
    Term page template file
  2. Copy the file into your theme’s folder and place it in a new folder called “Tooltip” like the following: “Your-Theme-Directory/Tooltip/single-glossary.php”

If the plugin doesn’t find the template in your theme’s folder it will use your default template (That is usually the file “single.php” from the main theme directory).

Editing the “single-glossary.php” file is like editing any other PHP page template file. Example:

Editing the term page template file - Wiki WordPress Plugin
Editing the term page template file
Hint: If you like to use the custom template but you want the glossary term pages to look similar to the rest of the posts/pages, you can copy the content of the “single.php” file to the “single-glossary.php” file.

After creating your temp template page, please make sure to update your plugin settings so that the plugin will use the term template file.

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