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 Wikipedia button to get the definition and Copy to definition button to paste in Main Definition below.
  • The definition alias: used in the URL of the definition page
  • Use a Custom Link: override the link to the detail of the location by a custom URL
  • Custom Link: if enabling, it could link to a Link, Menu or K2 link.
  • The synonyms: comma-separated list of synonyms. Add some synonyms to the entry
  • The definition itself and read more field




Then on the right side you can edit additional settings:

  • Entry icon: used to identify an entry by an image
  • Hits: If set to Show, the number of Hits on a particular Article will be displayed.
  • Rel No Follow: Set rel no follow to block search engines from following links
  • URL Target window: 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 Most Recent, Title Alphabetical, Random and Article ordering
  • The ordering direction: Ascending and Descending
  • The definition theme: as list, as Masonry Grid, as Alphabetical List, as Flat or Responsive.
  • The display of the entry image




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:

  • Glossary theme: Select one the 5 themes available to list your definitions
  • Use entry image: Display the definition icon in masonry wall layouts
  • Call content plugins for definitions: Add a link for glossary entries on the website
  • Show the alphabet above the list: Display or hide alphabet letters above the list of entries
  • Pagination above the list: Pagination control above the list
  • Show the alphabet below list: Display or hide alphabet letters below the list of entries
  • Pagination below the list: Pagination control below the list
  • Show glossary search: Display the search block above the list of entries
  • Show count of terms: Display count of terms below title. Example: There are 1 entries in this glossary
  • Hide Your: Display the author name below definitions if field is filled
  • Show Your details: Display author details bellow definitions if field is filed
  • Show Hits: If set to Show, the number of Hits (clicks) on a particular Article will be displayed




  • Default search mode: The search type for the SEO Glossary search engine
  • Show search options: Show search options (Begin with, Contains, Exact Term)
  • Allow sounds like for searches: Display sounds like option for searches on search block
  • Entries per page: Entries per page number to display by default in the drop-down list
  • Autopublish entries: Autopublish user submissions from front-end
  • Show Glossaries: Display Glossary name above definition if field is filled
  • Show Glossaries Descriptions: Display Glossary description above definition if field is filled
  • Display the list of all the glossaries: Display the list of all the glossaries on the front-end page, when there are several glossaries available
  • Add new entry link URL: SEO URL of the Add New Entry link
  • Glossary name as title: Show the name of the glossary at the top of the glossary page
  • Term as title: Show the term on top of the term page
  • Helper Override: Generate a Joomla standard layout override file that won't be affected by extension updates (in /html folder)




Email Settings

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




  • Notify webmaster: Webmaster will be notified by Email when a new entry is sent from front-end
  • Webmaster's email: Add a webmaster Email to receive notifications
  • Thank user: User that have submitted an entry will receive a thank you Email
  • Thank you message for new entries: Thank you message for user who send new entry
  • From address for emails: Email adress showed in the sender field

Permission Settings

The permissions 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 display tab is used to control the tooltips displayed in content when a definition is found. There are 4 modes: Regular tooltips, Advanced with effects, Bootstrap and Mordern. 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.




All 4 tooltip modes include some same parameters:

  • Load JQuery: Load Joomla JQuery
  • jQuery No Conflict Mode
  • Don't link to the glossary: The word won't have a link to its glossary
  • Tooltip on mouse leave: Tooltip stay or vanished on mouse leave
  • Show Close Button: Show close button
  • Tooltip delay: Tooltip delay in milliseconds
  • Occurences: Number of times a word must be detected in the same article
  • HTML tags to ignore: HTML tags in which we shouldn't create tooltips (ex: a, abbr, h1, h2, h3).
  • Disable tooltips globally: No tooltip will be generated by the component
  • Do not inject SEO Glossary Javascript: No tooltip will be generated by the component, but the title of the links will still contain the definition
  • Show a link to more: Will add a (...) link at the end of the tooltip if there is more to read
  • More link text: Text of the more link. eg. Read more, ..., etc



The Search Settings 

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




Social Media and Comments Settings

The Social Media 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 restriction

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:

  • Set description: Activate meta-data description of Term page to: Term - definition
  • Set keyword: Activate Term to meta-data keywords of Term page
  • Disable tag: 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
  • Custom CSS: Add some custom CSS to each page
  • Macro: Writing {seog:macro} in the definition or more field will get the Macro text appended to the definition
  • Legacy slug: Remove the ability to have unicode URLs in SEO Glossary




3.3 SEO Glossary List 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:

  • Tooltip theme: display the definitions as a Menu or a Slideshow
  • Display Mode: Title list, Title and definitions list and Definitions intro only
  • Entry Count: number of definitions to load
  • Numbers of intro characters: numbers of character for cropping the definition text
  • Select your Glossaries: pick one or some glossaries to show
  • Ordering and Direction of the definitions
  • Choose a Layout: Flat, Boostrap Siderbar Menu and Boostrap Top Menu




3.4 Search SEO Glossary module

You can also have Search module with SEO Glossary with the settup below:

  • Select your glossary Glossaries
  • Show search options: Begin with, Contains and Exact Term.
  • Allow sounds like for searches: Display sounds like option for searches on search block
  • Default search mode: Begin with, Contains, Exact Term and Sounds like.





SEO Glossary got an Import - Export tool for entries from a .csv file. Click on the menu SEO Glossary > Import/Export to get access to the interface.


Import and Export glossaries and definitions


From this interface you can:

  • Import entries from a .csv file
  • Export entries from a .csv file
  • Make an update (synchronization) of the entries from a .csv file