Pro features

In this section, we will see the Glossary features that you can access with a PRO license.
If you have any questions about how the PRO license works, please visit our dedicated section.

Here is the list of PRO features:

How to add custom fields to your glossary

With Glossary PRO you can add metadata to your terms.

Take, for example, our demo dedicated to the Star Wars saga. Let's say we want to add two custom fields for each term that refers to a character in the saga:

  • First Appearance
  • Awards

Here's how it looks on the site:

The page dedicated to Chewbacca now contains a custom field
The page dedicated to Chewbacca now contains a custom field

To achieve this, head over to the Extra tab in the Glossary’s Settings page. Once there, create your fields in the Custom fields box. Add each term in a separate row and click Save once you’re done:

Creating Custom Fields in Glossary
Creating Custom Fields in Glossary

Once you set your custom fields, you will see the Custom Fields options below your term’s edit page:

Fill in the fields and then click Save. Now you should see the same custom fields on the front-end of your site!

Style of your Custom Fields

The style of your table will depend on the style of your theme. To modify it, you'll need to use CSS: we recommend that you consult your theme's documentation to understand how to do it.

How to add the total number of terms in the meta title of the page

If you need to add the total number of terms in the meta title of the page, head over to Glossary > Settings > Add total number of terms in the meta title of the page:

By default, the free version of Glossary automatically creates a link for each occurrence of a key term and of all terms associated with that description.

If you don’t like this behavior, Glossary PRO got your back: you can use the option to automatically generate a link only for the first occurrence of all key terms pointing to the same description.

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

Match case-sensitive terms

The internal search engine of the free version of Glossary is not case-sensitive. This means that, when you link a term to its definition, there won’t be any difference between lowercase and uppercase letters.

The PRO version allows you to make such distinctions.

Go to Glossary > Settings > Behavior > Match case-sensitive terms, and it’s done!

If you want to give your glossary an encyclopedia-like structure, you can auto-link terms within the description pages of the glossary itself. This way, all terms will be connected with each other.

However, what will happen is that linked terms will also appear within their descriptions, creating possible confusion.

To prevent this behavior and deliver a cleaner yet connected experience, you can use the PRO feature to prevent term links from appearing on their own description page.

Go to Glossary > Settings > Behaviour > Prevent term links to appear on the same term page:

Prevent term links to appear on the same term page
Prevent term links to appear on the same term page

PRO options for tooltips

The PRO version of Glossary gives you two advanced options to customize your tooltips.

Tooltips customizer

If you want to further personalize your tooltips, you can do it with the powerful Customizer included in Glossary PRO.

Glossary’s Customizer makes you easily style colors, sizes and behaviors of your tooltips to best fit your website’s look-and-feel.

Head over to Glossary > Settings > Customizer > Tooltip Text Style Settings and start customizing your tooltips right away:

The settings to customize tooltips text
The settings to customize tooltips text

On the right side of the screen, a live preview will show you the changes you are applying in pure WYSIWIG (What You See Is What You Get) style!

Tip

If you have a frontend cache-optimizing plugin, you might need to clear the cache in order see the applied changes in style.

Mobile tooltips

With Glossary PRO, you have full control of your tooltips behavior on mobile.

Go to Glossary > Settings > Customize > Mobile: you will find a dropdown menu where you can choose how your tooltips will appear on mobile devices.

You have three options:

  • Disable tooltips on mobile
  • Responsive tooltips (optimized for all mobile devices)
  • Default tooltips on mobile (users will see tooltips in the same way as the desktop versions)'
The dropdown menu for customizing the behavior of the mobile tooltip
The dropdown menu for customizing the behavior of the mobile tooltip

If you choose the Responsive tooltip option, the tooltip will expand and the definition will appear below the key term, as you can see in the example below:

How a mobile tooltip looks like
How a mobile tooltip looks like

To see it live, have a look at our demo from your mobile device.

Footnotes

If your site contains footnotes, you can take advantage of Glossary’s Footnotes settings.

To customize your footnotes, you can add links to your glossary terms and show a tooltip.

Go to Glossary > Settings > Extra > Footnotes > Links in footnotes list:

Glossary’s Footnotes settings
Glossary’s Footnotes settings

You can also add excerpts and content from your posts in your footnotes list.