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Tooltip Glossary Free Version Tutorial

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This article covers only features present in the free version of Tooltip Glossary. 

It shows you how to set up a tooltip such as this:

Table of Contents 

  1. Resources
  2. List of Features Present in the Free Version
  3. Using the Plugin
  4. Settings


List of Features Present in the Free Version

  • Automatically generates a Glossary index of terms. Example
  • Ability to show your Glossary index list as tiles Example
  • Each glossary term has its own unique post. Example
  • Tooltip window can optionally appear when term is hovered over by the cursor. Example-Check Information Architecture
  • Term page can optionally be linked directly from posts or pages. Example-Click on Information Architecture
  • Includes several filters to optimize the Tooltip window and limit the length of description displayed.
  • Prevents the glossary from parsing text, when needed, by using a Shortcode [glossary_exclude] text [/glossary_exclude].
  • Support Excerpts (if they exist) as a hover-over text that appears in the Tooltip window.
  • Controls the location and area where the Tooltip appears (pages, posts, homepage)
  • Controls the settings in cases where the Tooltip appears more than once.
  • Supports UTF-8.
The Tooltip Glossary comes in four different Premium versions, fitting in all needs and budgets!  Learn more.

Using the Plugin

  • The plugin automatically creates a page that works as a glossary of terms.
  • Check the CM Tooltip Glossary menu item in the admin panel.
  • The most important action is adding terms. Do this by clicking on the “Add New” link. Glossary Terms can be created and edited using the WordPress editor, just like any other post on your site. 

    Terms can contain title, description and excerpt. Multimedia content, such as images and videos are only displayed in the Premium versions of the plugin.
  • Click Glossary to manage all your terms.
  • You can customize some of the behavior of the plugin by adjusting the settings.
  • Warning: The free version of the Glossary plugin has a limit to show only 500 terms in the Index Page (performance reasons). In all of the Pro editions, the issues have been solved and this limitation is lifted.


You can access the settings in the path Admin Panel → CM Tooltip Glossary → Settings.

General Settings

General Settings

Choose the ID of the Index Page, where to highlight terms and which terms to highlight.

Debug/Conflict Settings

Here you will find two settings that may help solving conflicts with themes or other plugins.

  • Only highlight on "main" WP query? - some themes are using more than one query on each page (eg. for some data manipulation) which results in the terms being parsed only on the first "main" query and not on the one which outputs the data on the screen. This is most often the case in the themes using the builders.

    You can try to uncheck this setting if Terms are not being highlighted at all (although you're sure the page/post contain the term)
  • Run the function outputting the Glossary Index Page only once - in extremely rare cases the Glossary Index Page appeared multiple times on the same page. 
    Checking this checkbox will ensure it will be displayed just once.

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Glossary Index Page

This tabs allows you to style the glossary index.

  • The first options allows you use the class 'glossaryLinkMain' to style only the links on the glossary index page - otherwise, they will retain the class 'glossaryLink' and will be identical to the linked terms on all other pages.
  • You can choose to show the index in the classical view (as a simple list of terms) or as tiled list.

Note: Premium versions have over 10 different views. Read more.

CM Tooltip (CMTG) - Getting Started - Glossary Index - CreativeMinds Products Documentation

Glossary Term

This tab affects the glossary term page.


Finally, this tab allows you to modify the behavior of the tooltip.

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