Displaying a glossary on your Joomla! website is a great benefit for your visitors because you give them the opportunity to develop their knowledge of your industry.
All the content in your glossary will be very appreciated by the search engines that will index it quickly.
Don't miss this opportunity to improve the user experience and the SEO of your website: install Dictionary now!
The Joomla! component Dictionary is designed to be completely Responsive Design. You can easily display your glossary on your desktop, on your tablet and on your mobile, without any problem.
Each definition is immediatly available with a smooth spoiler effect. With a such modern and awesome display on your website, your visitors will spend more time on your pages.
With a glossary on your website, you can add lot's of very useful content for your visitors. You can link on many terms in your content to your glossary, which increase the internal linking.
Of course, all the content of your glossary will be indexed by the cramlers ot the search engine, which is a great benefit for your SEO.
The frontend glossary display has been specially designed to maximize the user experience on any type of device.
Thus, the visitor appropriates the glossary very quickly and is in the habit of consulting it more and more often. This also decreases the rebound rate, which is a very good point.
The Joomla! component Dictionary has been designated as a very popular extension on the Joomla Extension Directory due to the large number of downloads by many users.
The great qualities of the component and its freeness are arguments that will make you choose Dictionary for your Joomla! website.
First of all, open the backend of your Joomla! and navigate to "Extensions - Manage".
If you've downloaded "Dictionary" from www.web-eau.net then click on the tab "Upload Package File". Of course, you can choose the tab "Install from the web". In this case, use the search engine tool with "Dictionary" as keyword.
Locate the ZIP archive of "Dictionary" on your computer, select it and click on "Upload and Install" button to lauch the installation process.
Few seconds later, a message confirm you that the process of installation is successfuly completed.
Now, "Dictionary" is available from the menu "Components"
Let's start !
The first thing to do is to add the letters in the component. You don't need to add all the letters of your alphabet, just the ones you'll need.
Navigate to "Components - Dictionary - Letters".
Click on "New" and add your first letter. Let's start with A.
You can add your others letters while clicking each time on "Save and new". Otherwise, click on "Save and close".
Now, we'll add our first word in the glossary.
Navigate to "Components - Dictionary - Definition" or simply click on "Definition" in the left menu.
In the field "word", indicate the word. In this example, the word is "Alphabet".
In the description field, write the definition of your word. Here, you can use HTML tags if you want to customize the display on frontend.
In this example, the text editor is disabled
Once you've finished, click on "Save and close" button.
As you can see on this screen, your word and his definition are listed. You can control that your definition also contains your possible customisations.
Repeat this step for each word you want to display in your glossary.
Now, you've finished to enter all the letters and all the words (with their definition) in the component.
Let's display the glossary in frontend.
Navigate to "Menu" and select the menu where you want to display your glossary.
Click on "New" to create a new item in your menu.
Fill the fields required.
Then, click on "Select" to select the menu type item.
In the popup window, click first on "Dictionary" then click on "Definition".
Once it's done, click on "Save and close".
Everything is done in the backend, let's have a look at the frontend.
The menu item created at the previous step appears.
Click on the title of your menu item to access to your glossary.
Now, simply click on the word you want to read his definition.
Definition are provided by our friend, Wikipedia
Note: you can open and read several definitions in the same time.
Just click again on the word to hide his definition.
As you've noticed, the structure of the markup will display the columns according to the place allowed to the component in the page. So, you don't have to manage this point ;)
Here are some useful tips for a better use of your component. It's only advices based on my experience and on the users feedbacks ;)
Definition are provided by our friend, Wikipedia
Dictionary is available and provided with these files languages :
Thank you so much to all the translators for their awesome work.
If your language file is not listed here, feel free to contact me if you want to translate Dictionary :)
Just have a look to the frontend demo of the component here: Glossaire de web-eau.net
You can also have a look at these websites who already use Dictionary :
Here are the latest reviews posted on the Joomla Extension Directory about Dictionary :
Wonderful. Daniel provided a fast answer and support to a minor issue we had. The Doc for this extension is well laid out and easy to understand.
The extension is intuitive and easy to set up. This had everything I was looking for EXCEPT for the ability to index content added to the glossary. That was a deal breaker.
Just what we need. All what we ask was answered very fast. We had an issue with the tool and our template but they solved in seconds. Gentle, in the spot.
Great component. Works just like described. Really easy to install & setup
Simple but powerful solution
3 words, simple, practical, easy. One term: great component and very good support.
If you use Dictonary, dont forget to share your positive experience with others by posting your review on the Joomla Extension Directory.
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