Glossary | Codeat


Glossaries are a valuable option for most websites: they provide a brighter and more profitable reading experience to the user and can significantly improve your website’s SEO and ranking.

And if you are looking for the ultimate glossary plugin for your WordPress website look no further: you’ve found it!

Codeat’s Glossary for WordPress is a valuable plugin that automatically creates wordlists from your content and creates styled tooltips.

Glossary allows you to create a glossary or dictionary section that groups valuable definitions and automatically links them to their relative terms inside your posts and pages.

On hover, highlighted terms in your post/page will show a tooltip with a description and a link to a dedicated post for that description.

So let’s say you write about cooking: how awesome it would be to show your readers a tooltip (and a direct link) to an ingredient’s description (or technique, or tool) right within your website?

Or let’s say you run an online store offering fishing gear. Imagine providing detailed descriptions and related products to all your merchandise without your client’s leaving your website.

Are you an affiliate marketing specialist? You can use Glossary for WordPress to include some affiliations URLs and descriptions to some of your key terms, and turn the tooltip area of the pop up into a conversion machine! Cool, uh?

And what’s even cooler is that you can use Codeat’s Glossary for WordPress for free! Yup, you read right. The basic version of Glossary is – and will remain – free.


Glossary free is chuck-full of awesomeness! It’s powerful engine automatically links every instance of a term (or set of terms) to a pre-defined list of definitions.

  • To create a better user experience and a more natural access, you can group your terms by category and create vertical archives of terms through the available shortcodes: Lists of Terms and Lists of Categories.
  • Glossary allows you to choose where or not to activate its features: pages, archives, categories, tags, taxonomies, etc.
  • Linked terms can show only a highlight, or a highlight and a tooltip on hover.
  • Three tooltip templates, to best fit your site’s style.
  • You can link terms to internal as well as external locations, and you can optionally add a dedicated icon to indicate external links.
  • Codeat’s Glossary for WordPress supports the following plugins: YARPP, Crayon Syntax Highlighter,
    Ninja Forms, Yoast SEO, Elementor, role management plugins (i.e., User Role Editor), as well as multi-language plugins WPML and Polylang.
  • Glossary for WordPress also supports migration from CM Glossary Tooltip.
  • Glossary Free offers three widgets: Glossary Search Bar, Latest Terms, and Glossary categories.
  • Gutenberg support out the box
  • Codeat’s Glossary for WordPress Free version does not include dedicated support. If you need help, head over to the WordPress support forum at

Take a look at our DEMO SITE or read the DOCUMENTATION

The PRO version tops all the fantastic features of Codeat Glossary Free with a set of useful extras that extend styling and customization opportunities. Let’s see them all in detail:



Glossary PRO offers you all the features of Codeat Glossary Free plus a variety of behavior-controlling tools to enhance your reader’s experience:

  • Choose to show only the tooltip
  • Match terms with case-sensitivity
  • Link only the first occurrence of the same key term
  • Link only the first occurrence of any key term
  • Prevent term links from appearing in their own description page

But that’s just the beginning, here are some extra PRO features we’re sure you’ll love:

  • An additional PRO shortcode, to create a Glossary Index
  • Glossary Alphabetical Index: a widget with five theme styles
  • Another shortcode to parse the content that you want in case that the plugin is not executed, eg: Visual Composer, Page Builder
  • Four more templates to style your tooltips
  • The amazing Tooltip Customizer
  • The opportunity to offer mobile-optimized tooltips, or to disable them on mobile devices altogether
  • The ability to add Custom Fields to your key terms, and the integration with the ACF Custom Fields plugin
  • Codeat’s Glossary for WordPress PRO version includes dedicated support. Any question or doubt will be addressed directly and rapidly by Codeat’s support team.

Take a look at our DEMO SITE or read the DOCUMENTATION


Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘glossary codeat’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download
  2. Extract the glossary directory to your computer
  3. Upload the glossary directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

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