CM Tooltip Guide: Using Term Categories

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The CM Glossary Tooltip Pro+ and eCommerce editions support the use of term categories, which can provide a solution for the following use cases:
– To support dividing the glossary into sections
– To support several glossaries on the same site (in combination with using shortcodes)

How to create and display your term categories?

The first step in creating the term categories is by going to the CM Tooltip admin menu and selecting the option “categories”, as shown bellow:

Using Term Categories- CM tooltip glossary plugin for WordPress

Next, using the WordPress built in category management system, create your term categories and assign different terms to each of them:
creating Term Categories with the CM tooltip plugin for wordpress

Important notice: Despite the very similar look these are not the same categories as the WordPress built-in Post Categories!

Once categories have been added, it is possible to assign each of your glossary terms to the category/categories it belongs to, as shown in the screenshot bellow:
assigning glossary terms to term categories with CM tooltip glossary plugin for WordPress

How will my term categories be made visible?

Categories Dropbox will appear in the Glossary Index Page, allowing users to choose between the different term categories, as shown bellow:
term catewgories dropdown menu- CM Tooltip plugin for WordPress

Creating Multiple Glossaries

One of the main advantages of using the categories is the ability to separate the glossary into multiple glossaries and display each one of them using a shortcode.

To do so you need to use the following shortcode:
Show glossary category index – {glossary cat=”cat name”}

You’d need to change the curly parentheses {} to the square brackets [] in the example above to display the Glossary Index. It’s purpose is to display the shortcode’s attribute.