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Glossary Term Synonyms

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Glossary Term Synonyms

With the WordPress Glossary plugin's Pro editions, adding synonyms to your WP glossary is easy, and can potentially add lots of internal links to your site while generating more valuable content for your users to benefit from.

Synonyms can become valuable for your glossary content, using them on your glossary could dramatically increase the number of internal links on your site. 

Note that synonyms can be associated only with one specific term. This means that you can not use the same synonyms twice in two different terms.

How will synonyms appear on my WP glossary?

Synonyms are parsed by the glossary the same way that terms appearing in posts or pages are, and can be linked like any other term and shows inside the Tooltip when it is hovered upon.

Synonyms can also appear in the Glossary Index Page as an entry.

On each glossary term page you can show the synonym set for this term as shown in this image below:

Example of the synonyms list on the term page - WordPress Knowledge Base Plugin
Example of the synonyms list on the term page


In the settings panel, under the tab Glossary Term scroll down to the Synonyms section, as shown in the image below, and check the different boxes according to your preferences:

Glossary term settings tab - Knowledge Base WordPress Plugin
Glossary term settings tab
Synonyms settings - Glossary Plugin WordPress
Synonyms settings

You can:

  • Show synonyms list - Show or hide the list of synonyms in the glossary index page.
  • Show synonyms list in tooltip - Show the synonyms list inside each term tooltip.
  • Show synonyms in Glossary Index Page - Display the synonyms the same way as glossary terms are displayed in the index page.
  • Show synonyms before term description - Show or not synonyms before the term definition (only available in Pro+ and eCommerce).
  • Define the title of the synonyms section. To change the Title of the synonyms list, go to the Labels tab:

    Label for 'Synonyms' - Tooltip Plugin WordPress
    Label for 'Synonyms'

TIP: Synonyms With ","

When adding synonyms with a comma in their name, it's necessary to enable a specific setting. One example is "3,14" as a synonym for "pi".

That's because, by default, the plugin separates synonyms with commas, so "3,14" is understood as two synonyms: "3" and "14".

You can change the separator from General Settings → Settings tab → Perfomance and Debug section.

Specifying the separator character for variations and synonyms - Tooltip WordPress Plugin
Specifying the separator character for variations and synonyms

Show Term Synonyms With Shortcode

Note: this shortcode was introduced in version 4.0.12

You can apply the shortcode [cmtt_synonyms]   to show term synonyms anywhere on the current term. To be used on term definitions.

Back-end/Front-end Example

Note that, if you have synonyms enabled, the synonyms box will appear twice, as in the example

Displaying the list of synonyms on the term page using the shortcode - Wiki Plugin for WordPress
Displaying the list of synonyms on the term page using the shortcode

Adding the Synonyms to the Term Page

With the Pro editions of the WordPress Glossary plugin, a special synonyms metabox is automatically added to your term type posts editor, allowing you to define synonyms for each of your term pages.

Adding synonyms to your glossary is done manually on each of your individual term pages. You can add several synonyms to each term and separate them with commas:

Metabox for adding synonyms to the term - Wiki for WordPress
Metabox for adding synonyms to the term

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