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CM Tooltip (CMTG) - Getting Started - Permalinks


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One of the most important thing in setting up the CM Tooltip Glossary is choosing the permalink structure, for two reasons:

  • SEO - by default CM Tooltip Glossary creates a Term Page for each term you add to your glossary, and this page may be linked a lot from other pages.
    This means that when Google bot indexes your page it will be treated as an important page and show it high in search results (Google algorithms based on the links between content).
    If you decide to change the permalink/url of the page there's a risk that users will reach the 404 page instead.
  • Complicated/sophisticated rewrite rules of WordPress - the system built in WordPress is amazing, but not limitless. It needs to know if the given url is a:
    • post
    • page
    • custom post type
    • archive
    • category page
    • child page

It's very important to remember about it, and plan this ahead, especially if you plan to put the Glossary Index Page on a child page.

Rules for the permalinks

If you want to change the permalink please choose the word/phrase following these rules:

  • don't start with the slash (/)
  • use only lowercased-letters
  • don't use space
  • don't end with slash (/)

WARNING: This rules apply to all of the use cases, not following them can cause the problems with your site (404 pages).

Use Cases

  • Default

By default the permalink of the glossary terms is "glossary" so the terms permalink may consist of:

<url_of_your_page>/glossary/<slug_of_the_term>

If you're running an English site and you just need a glossary of terms, the default setting should be good for you.

  • Custom

Synonyms of the word "glossary" or translations are a good choice. Examples: 'dictionario', 'dictionary'.

  • Sub-page

This is the most complex case, when the Glossary Index Page is put on the child page (has a parent page).

<url_of_your_page>/<url_of_parent_page/glossary_permalink><slug_of_the_term><br>

Below: The slug of the page containing the [glossary] shortcode. This page is the subpage of the page with the slug "extras":

Below: This is how the permalink should look if you're planning to put the Glossary Index page on the subpage.

This setting is found in the plugins General Settings tab.


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