8 Best Glossary Plugins for WordPress

Here comes our list of top 8 glossary WordPress plugins:

1) WP Glossary

WP Glossary creates your own glossary of hot-linked terms. With this plugin, you can build a glossary on your site, and link terms in your posts to it. Having this plugin is a good way to keep your visitors on your site, keep their experience consistent and pleasant using your theme.

Cost: Free
Downloads: 19,575
Ratings: 4.1 out of 5 stars
Compatible up to: 3.7.1

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2) Explanatory Dictionary

This plugin comes useful when there are words, words expressions or sentences to be explained via tooltips. It will help the visitors to read the explanation of the words you need. It can also be used as a glossary.

Cost: Free
Downloads: 15,149
Ratings: 4.6 out of 5 stars
Compatible up to: 3.8.0

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3) CM Tooltip Glossary

It easily creates a Glossary, Encyclopedia or Dictionary of your terms and shows tooltip where users hover over. It efficiently creates a glossary index with all terms used. It is easy to install and use and comes with really useful features.

Cost: Free
Downloads: 26,735
Ratings: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Compatible up to: 3.9.1

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4) WordPress Tooltips

This simple and powerful plugin helps you to add tooltips in post title/post content/post excerpt/WordPress menu items/gallery and much more. You can add text, image, link, or video in tooltips and can be used as a glossary too.

Cost: Free
Downloads: 26,445
Ratings: 3.7 out of 5 stars
Compatible up to: 3.8.3

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5) Name Directory

It provides a name directory (glossary) with a lot of options. It adds name/term directories to your WordPress installation and they are like glossaries. This directory contains entries with properties like name, description, and submitter.

Cost: Free
Downloads: 1,566
Ratings: 4.9 out of 5 stars
Compatible up to: 3.9.1

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6) Glossy

Glossy provides you an easy way to insert predefined text that can be used throughout the site using a simple shortcode.

Cost: Free
Downloads: 5,958
Ratings: 4.3 out of 5 stars
Compatible up to: 3.6.1

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7) InlineHelp – Contextual Tooltips For Your Site

This premium plugin allows you to define phrases with associated text which are used to add tooltips to your posts and pages. Thus, when you want to offer extra information on a specific word or phrase, you can set it up and the visitors will roll their mouse over the word and it’ll pop up.

Cost: $12 for regular license
Purchases: 29
Ratings: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Compatible up to: 3.8


8) AZ Glossary Taxonomy Index

This premium plugin allows you to create unlimited Glossaries from various taxonomy sources such as categories, post tags and other custom taxonomy you’ll define for your posts. This plugin is useful for organizing your terms and give SEO boost to your term pages.

Cost: $13 for regular license
Purchases: 223
Ratings: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Compatible up to: 3.8


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