CM Tooltip (CMTG) - Related Articles - What are They and How to Add Them

Term Related Articles

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Related Articles are links that appear on your glossary term pages, which are responsible for referring the reader over to other pages or posts where that particular term has been used.

They are available in the ProPro+ and eCommerce editions.

An example is highlighted below:

Why should I use the related articles feature?

From a SEO perspective, related posts dramatically increase the number of internal links on your site, so utilizing this feature properly means that you gain a stronger internal link structure, which enhances SEO. 


This feature can be create a big load on your server if not properly configured. Read the performance section in this article to learn how to optimize it.

Configuring the Related Articles

In the plugin settings under the Glossary Term tab you can find all the settings which are related to the "Related Articles". 

You can: 

  1. Define when the index will refresh (can affect performance)
  2. Enable or disable related articles
  3. Show or not custom related articles
  4. Define how they will be ordered
  5. Choose how many will be displayed (can affect performance)
  6. Specify which post types will be contribute to the index (can affect performance)
  7. If enabled, every time a page is accessed, it will be added to the index (can affect performance)
  8. Open normal articles in a new tab or same tab
  9. Open custom articles in a new tab or same tab
  10. Display or not their excerpt

Performance issues

Using the related articles feature increases the plugins use of memory and CPU processing. If you have more than 1000 articles you should consider the impact of this feature on your site performance.

To improve performance you can:

  1. Reduce the interval time of the related articles rebuild.
  2. Show it only in terms and not in post.
  3. Disable auto-adding parsed pages to the index
  4. Controlling the chunk size - Since rebuilding the Glossary Index requires a lot of resources, both memory and time. It has to be done in chunks. The optimal size of the chunk depends on your server.

    If the page goes blank after clicking the button, try to make this value much smaller and try to rebuild it again.
  5. Removing part of the custom posts from the related article index.

Complete Example

Here’s an example of a term that uses both of types of related articles links: 

CM tooltip glossary plugin for WordPRess- Related Articles

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