Professional glossary

As I continue in my Masters of Cyber Security studies, one thing that keeps being reinforced by the lecturing staff is having a professional glossary. There’s be no recommendation, however, about how best to approach such, so we’re left up to our own devices as to how best to approach.

As a web developer of many years, my thoughts went to using the web so I might have access no matter where I might be. I had also thought too of developing myself an iOS app storing data on iCloud. I quickly dismissed the latter due to my not having time to learn Xcode and swiftui development.

So, I turned to WordPress and plug-ins for support. There’s a plethora of glossary plug-ins, so weeding through the chafe to find the one I wanted took some investigation. Initially I chose Name Directory, this worked nicely, however I couldn’t help but think there might be something more, and there was, CM Tooltip Glossary.

The beauty of CM Tooltip Glossary is this plug-in recognises your glossary words in parts and pages and links these to your glossary terms, it really works quite nicely. I’ve already got hundreds of terms entered and stacks more to go, it has highlighted interconnected words, and when I click into the term’s page it also provides related terms, a nice feature.

I also like that unlike Name Directory, CM Tooltip Glossary is WordPress blocks aware, this I can include all manner of content making for a rich Glossary. The only problem I’m having is duplication of content, thus I wish for a warning from the system to let me know that what I was submitting already existed and did I wish to add this item or discard. This is one area Name Directory does have the advantage as it does warn where duplicating a term.

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