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Glossary Plugin

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The oldish Glossary Plugin is re-released. The code is re-developed, but the database stays the same for now. See latest developments or demo yourselves with a large grossary.

The plugin is intended to create glossaries for your site, whilst your content can be enriched with links to known glossary entries. Multiple subjects are supported and a autotag lets you choose which subject to use for a certain text.

Make sure you have users added to the glossary.admin and/or glossary.edit security groups.

Glossary catches the userID that submits a term, and the userID that edits a term. Along with a timeStamp. Categories can be defined which work site wide.

Configuration is still old-fashioned; find them in config.php. Available languages are English and German (with thanks to Alexander Schmacks).


Usage.

Browse the Glossary; select a category, or a subject, or a letter. Admins may select additionally contributing authors, or a time period. The list display all found terms in a abbreviated form, and when less that 2, their full details.

Submit a new term and make sure the correct subject / category is et for the term. The plugin will check them uniqueness. The same term can appear is a different category or a different subject.

Edit the Term as often as you like. The lookup in your content is dynamic and shows immediately the new meaning(s).

Browse your content and see the links appear that are created by the lookup. Don't forget to insert the autotag or apply the proposed hack. The links to the glossary entries uses a title attribute to be shown in a dropdown. Hoovering on the link will do.

You can download the Glossary plugin from here .