SEO Glossary: Common Use

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.

 

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

 

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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

 

alphabet

 

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.

 

glossary-list-frontend

 

2. Add definitions entries

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

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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

 

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