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Glossary (A-Z) page template

Use the glossary page template to create a set of A-Z links at the top of your page followed by terms and definitions in alphabetical order. You can use these definitions wherever a term appears on other pages by linking to the glossary. When you link a term to the glossary, the definition appears in a pop-up window, which can be a useful way to define terms throughout your website. You could also use the glossary page template to make, for example, an A-Z index of services.

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Example

Glossary with A-Z links

When you link a term to the glossary and select the term in the published page, the term and definition display in a pop-up window:

Glossary term definition

Create a glossary page

  1. Go to the parent page under which you want to create the glossary.
  2. Go to Edit > Create a new page. You need edit or admin permissions to do this.
  3. Select Change page template to expand the options, then select Glossary.
  4. In the glossary template options, choose whether you want to show A-Z links at the top of the page.
  5. Choose whether to show definitions for each letter on a single page, as shown in the example above, or use a separate page for each letter.

    Glossary template options

  6. Enter the URL, page heading, title bar caption and link caption. For a description of these properties, see: create a new blank page.
  7. Enter the keywords and page contact.
  8. When you have finished editing the page properties, select Create new page. A confirmation message appears with a link to view the new page.

Change an existing page to a glossary page

  1. Browse to the page that you wish to change.
  2. Go to Edit > Edit page properties.
  3. In the Template options, select Glossary.
  4. In the glossary template options, choose whether you want to show A-Z links at the top of the page.
  5. Choose whether to show definitions for each letter on a single page, as shown in the example above, or use a separate page for each letter.
  6. When you have finished editing the page properties, select Save.

Add a definition to a glossary

  1. Go to your glossary.
  2. Select Add a new definition.
  3. Enter the definition in the Term box – for example, Lemon.
  4. Optionally, if you want the definition to link to a page with more detail, enter the target URL in the Link box.
  5. Enter a description in the Definition box– for example, Yellow fruit, part of the citrus family.
  6. Select Save.

Make a definition appear in a pop-up window

  1. Browse to the page containing the term.
  2. Go to Edit > Edit centre or Edit right content, depending on which column the term is in.
  3. Highlight the term, then go to Insert a > Glossary definition.
  4. In the Glossary definition window, select a glossary page from the first drop-down list.
  5. Choose a definition from the Select a term drop-down list.

    Choose the glossary and a definition

  6. Select Insert. A [glossary] tag is added to your page:

    [glossary term='ISP' page='/services/its/glossary']ISP[/glossary]
  7. When you have finished editing your page, select Publish.

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