Advanced glossary customization

To further customize your glossary, we offer you some free advanced options.

Order your Glossary archives alphabetically

To display your glossary in alphabetical order, all you need to do is select the relative toggle button in the plugin’s Settings.

Go to Glossary > Settings > Alphabetical order in Glossary Archives.

This behavior will also be applied in the categories’ archives of your glossary.

The option “Alphabetical order in Glossary Archives”
The option “Alphabetical order in Glossary Archives”

Disable Archives in the frontend

Sometimes, you might prefer not to aggregate the single term definitions in an Index page or do so using the PRO feature Index Shortcode.

In this case, you can disable the visualization of the archives in your frontend by switching on the toggle button in the Settings tab. Go to Glossary > Settings > Disable Archive in the frontend for Glossary Terms:

The option to disable Archive in the frontend
The option to disable Archive in the frontend

You can apply this same behavior to categories (Disable Archive in the frontend for Glossary Categories, as shown above).

After enabling this option, remember to flush or update your WordPress permalinks.

To flush Permalinks, head to the WordPress dashboard, and select “Permalinks.”

Once on that page, save the current settings, and WordPress will automatically update the Permalinks:

Flushing WordPress Permalinks from Permalinks Settings
Flushing WordPress Permalinks from Permalinks Settings

Remove the “Archive/Category” prefix from meta titles

By default, Glossary automatically adds the prefix "Archive" or "Category" to your website's meta title depending on whether it is a primary page or a Category page.

To disable this behavior, you can check the option Remove "Archive/Category" prefix from meta titles in Archive/Category pages. You will find it under Glossary > Settings:

The option to remove the “Archive/Category” prefix from meta titles
The option to remove the “Archive/Category” prefix from meta titles

Force Glossary terms to be included within WordPress search results

Sometimes you may want to search for one of the terms in your glossary using your WordPress site's Search field. It may happen that the search doesn't give any results: there are several reasons for this error, such as some functionality of the theme you’re using or a conflict with another plugin.

If you want to correct this behavior, you can tell Glossary to force your terms into the WordPress search feature. To do so, go to Glossary > Settings > Behavior > Force Glossary terms to be included within WordPress search results:

Force Glossary to feed your terms into the WordPress search field
Force Glossary to feed your terms into the WordPress search field

With Glossary, you can automatically create a link for each occurrence of a key term and of all terms associated with that description.

Suppose you don't like this behavior, and you want to curb the excessive visual information. In that case, Glossary Premium offers the option to automatically generate a link only for the first occurrence of a key term within a post or page.

This way, your readers will be able to access the term’s description the first time they encounter it but will be left with clean navigation after that.

To enable this option, head over to Glossary > Settings > Behavior > Link only the first occurrence of the same key term:

Link only the first occurrence of the same key term
Link only the first occurrence of the same key term
The key term Chewbacca is linked to its definition only the first time it appears in the page.
The key term Chewbacca is linked to its definition only the first time it appears in the page.