SEO Glossary Documentation


The main goal of SEO Glossary is to create alphabetical lists of terms with their definitions along with tooltips in content.




1.1 Install

Our component is Joomla 3.x compatible. All the features and 3rd party integrations are included in all memberships.
In order to install our component you have to download the extension .zip file and use standard Joomla installer.



Then click on Browse > Upload and Install button, component, modules and plugins will be installed activated by default.


1.2 Update & automatic updater

In order to update the extension you can install a new version over the old one by downloading the ZIP file from JoomUnited or use the automatic updater (recommended).



The automatic updater, which push the update notification, is embedded in the Joomla extension you've installed. So you'll get notified like any other extension in the dashboard or using the menu: Extension > Manage > Update menu.


Login to your account to update

You need to login to your JoomUnited account to update all your JoomUnited Joomla extensions. In order to login access the main configuration of the component then click on the Live update tab. At the bottom, you'll find a login button. 



Enter your JoomUnited credentials, the same you use to login here @



The button will turn orange, congrats! you can now update all the JoomUnited extensions on this website! If your membership is expired you'll get a renew link and a text that explain that.



Note: one single login will allow you to update all the JoomUnited extensions (regarding your membership). Login won't expire unless you disconnect it. 



2.1 Create a glossary

The SEO Glossary content is organized with glossaries that contain definitions entries. Glossaries are multilingual and unlimited regarding definitions.

In order to add a glossary just go on Component > SEO Glossary then click on Manage glossaries.



You’ll find some standard Joomla control buttons, hit New to add a new glossary.


Several elements can be edited like:

  • The glossary title and alias (used in URL of the glossary and its entries)
  • The description: can be displayed as an option
  • The language: Uses Joomla multilingual native system
  • The publication status
  • The alphabet: Can be any alphabet, including numbers and special characters




You have now the possibility to add a custom alphabet to each glossary. It means that for example you can have an alphabet with only numbers and one with only 3 letters. Finally, of you have several glossaries, they can be listed on a single page or be separated on different pages on frontend.




2.2 Add definitions entries

In order to add definition terms in your glossary, on the panel click on “Manage Entries”


You’ll be redirected to the definitions terms listing. You can use 2 tools to filter your entries if they’re numerous: the Search & the Sort tools.




To add a new definition, use the standard Joomla button New on the top right of your screen.

The definition fields are the following:

  • The glossary which the definition belong
  • The definition term (title): use the hint button to fill automatically the definition from an online dictionary
  • The definition alias used in the URL of the definition page
  • The synonyms
  • The definition itself and read more field



Then on the right side you can edit additional settings:

  • The entry icon: used to identify an entry by an image
  • Number of hit, used to order entries by hits
  • An optional redirect link: On click on the definition link go to a custom URl instead of the default definition page
  • No Follow: Add a NoFollow property to the definition page link in your content
  • URL Target: When opening a link from your content, chose the target (same window or new window)
  • Meta description and keywords: Meta information used by search engine in the definition page




Finally, at the bottom right you can setup:

  • The definition tags: Use the Joomla native tag system but on definitions: as an option can be used on frontend
  • The definition author
  • The author name override: as an option can be displayed on frontend
  • The publication status and dates




Now your definition is automatically detected and, by default, a link to its definition and a tooltip is added.


Note: From the component settings, you can enable only link to definition, only tooltip, both tooltip and links or disable both



3.1 Display a glossary using a menu

To display a complete glossary with all its definitions, please create a Joomla standard menu choosing as type Glossaries then select the glossary you want.


Then you have the possibility to display a complete glossary with all definitions terms.



From the menu configuration, you can also setup:

  • The definition order: by date, name, custom ordering
  • The ordering direction
  • The definition listing layout: as list, as masonry wall or alphabetical list
  • The display of the definition icons




3.2 Display Options & Settings

General Settings

With SEO Glossary component you get a complete configuration settings to control the display of all the frontend elements. On the first tab you can can configure the following elements:

  • Template: Select one the 3 template available to list your definitions
  • Use entry image: Display the definition icon in masonry wall layouts
  • Call content for definition: Activate the automatic tooltip in content
  • Alphabet display above/below the definition list: Display alphabet on top or bottom of the component
  • Glossary search: Display the search block with possibility to make a “sound like” search
  • Term count: Display the number of definitions in the glossary
  • Author: Display the author mane/Email in definitions
  • Hits: Display the number of hits (clicks) on the definition




  • Search mode: The search type for the SEO Glossary search engine
  • Sound like for searches: Enable search that includes typo errors
  • Search option: Activate the search options mentioned above 
  • Entries per page: Number of definitions per page before getting a pagination
  • Auto publish frontend: When a user submit a definition it can be automatically validated
  • Glossary name: Display glossary name above definitions
  • Glossary description: Display glossary description above definitions
  • List of the glossaries: If SEO Glossary contain more than one glossary you can display glossary navigation list



Email Settings

The Email parameters tab is about Email notification and thank you message for administrator and user. You can notify both in case of frontend submission.



Permission Settings

The permission tab is the Joomla ACL that controls the glossary edition permissions. You can allow/disallow some action on the glossaries for certain Joomla user group.
For example, if you want to allow the author user group to add definitions (frontend and even backend), allow the create action for authors. Then from frontend, you'll see a create/edit button appear.



Tooltip Settings

Tooltip settings tab is used to control the tooltips displayed in content when a definition is found. There's 2 modes, the regular and advanced tooltips. Regular tooltips are CSS based and advanced jQuery based (allows more configuration)
You can also control the HTML display in tooltips it can be interesting for a definition with image.


The Search Settings 

The search settings tab is the integration with Joomla search. You can activate the Joomla search through definition names, definition content and glossary name.



Social and Comments Settings

The social settings are the social networks buttons integration in definitions. You can add share/like buttons on glossaries.

The Disqus integration is the comment system integration. You just need to add your ID and you'll be able to comment definitions.




SEO Glossary activation

The component restriction is the settings to enable SEO Glossary to detect and load tooltip link and definition in content. You can Enable/Disable the detection by:

  • Joomla menu items
  • Joomla component
  • Joomla article category
  • Custom content



Advanced settings

Finally the advanced parameters allows you to:

  • Activate meta descriptions in definition
  • Activate meta titles in definition
  • Choose the tag to use in order to disable definitions highlight in content: For example if you add {seog:disable} in a Joomla article the definition won’t be shown in this article.
  • Letter regular expression prefix: this is php expression used to determine your definition prefix
  • Content detection regex: This is php expression used to detect your definition in the text
    More information can be finding here:
  • ​Apply content plugin: Load SEO Glossary definition detection in all content plugin



3.3 SEO Glossary module

A SEO Glossary module is available and installed with the main package. The module will get glossaries content and display entries the way you want. Setup is the following:

  • Theme: display the definitions as a masonry wall or a slideshow
  • Number of columns: is case of masonry wall you can define a number pf column
  • Number of entries: number of definitions to load
  • Numbers of intro characters: numbers of character for cropping the definition text
  • Ordering and direction of the definitions