Be faster and more precise, what many bloggers love. Using a glossary is widespread in the books. You flip through a book,read the first chapter, next to some words that you will see a small number or a small asterisk that tells you it has a definition in footnotes or at the end of the book. It is well thought out. Now will have to make profits for your blog, if you are interested of course!
Why we need to create a glossary in our WordPress blogs
Imagine your blog that includes a glossary of specialization: cooking, mechanics, computer science, horsemanship, medicine, Web marketing, etc. When your visitor reads your posts, it does not necessarily define a word, it is a little embarrassing, have you wanted to express with the word bugger small pickle?!
Visitors will possibly search on Wikipedia or another online dictionary for the definition of the word, but what is the meaning of the word you used in the context of your article?
A word can encompass several meanings. It is in this sense that you will succeed your glossary that will not be a vulgar copy of another glossary, but a unique, serious, the result of quality work. Your glossary will not be a general glossary, a glossary, but personalized, private, we would say, as it is to you and you alone : your brand.
The other advantage of creating a glossary for your blog is that you are creating additional text content for search engines. The glossary is a source that will possibly attract more visitors. You create text content that is good, but we must always keep in mind that an extra page is a new page to optimize for search engines. In other words, each term should have its own position with the term defined in the hotspots of optimization. The best are those that have glossaries of terms as defined as pages accessed and organized.
Without having tested other plugins, we already used the IMM-Glossary in our offline test blog. You might be interested to read this article on how to create an offline installation of WordPress in your PC.
IMM-Glossary does not create pages for each definition, and it has no menu at the top of alphabetical glossary. This is especially the automatic mode that made interested us even if other plugins has such offer too, you know what we mean after you read more.
WordPress Plugins to create a glossary in your blog
- IMM-Glossary : A comprehensive WordPress plugin to create and manage your online glossary in the theme of your blog. After installing and activating the plugin, a page called IMM Glossary is created automatically. It is possible to edit the name of this page will be the parent of your page glossary. You can add, edit or delete your glossary of terms; add, customize or to or not to display an icon next to the words. IMM-Glossary allows you to automatically link the terms of your tickets to the respective pages of your glossary. For example, you write a post about Twitter (or other topic), if the word “twitter” is in your glossary, the word will be automatically converted to a link that will point to the word defined in the glossary. IMM-Glossary allows you to add videos and images, bold / italic words in your definitions.
- My Instant Glossary : This is a plugin that has a PRO version, and thus paid. It allows you to link the terms of your articles, including tags, in their glossary definition. PRO version allows you to get rid of manual tasks, the links are set up automatically. The terms are arranged alphabetically, an index – A to Z – is set up at the top of the glossary.
- WP-Snap : This plugin creates an alphabetical list of words.
- Gloss : It is not yummy, but it allows you to create glossaries. You can add a glossary in your posts or your pages. The plugin is still in beta.
- Factolex Glossary : PHP 5 is required to run this plugin. One button click is enough to make the plugin running. It offers the terms used to define a word you have selected in your blog post. You can customize your definitions by creating an account on Factolex . com . However, using the plugin Factolex Glossary does not require you to register on the site. Each term and explanation that you have chosen will be stored in your WordPress database. The tool is interesting.
- Categories Autolink : this plugin does not allow you to install a glossary on your blog. So what is it? It is a tool for automatically connecting a link to the defined term in your glossary.
- WordGallery Glossary : WordGallery is developed by David (see the comments below). WordGallery Glossary is a plugin that makes it easy to add a glossary of terms to your WordPress website. Simply add terms just like any post or page, then create a page to display them on and select it in the options.