JetEngine Glossaries are an invaluable asset for any WordPress site aiming for a dynamic and user-friendly experience. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of effectively utilizing JetEngine Glossaries on your WordPress site.
Please make sure you have the following installed and activated:
JetEngine Taxonomy vs Glossary: What’s the Difference?
Understanding the difference between JetEngine Taxonomy and Glossary can help you make informed decisions about how to structure your data. Below is a table that breaks down the key differences:
|Used to categorize and sort content within custom post types.
|Lists of items used to populate fields in forms, custom post types, or for sorting options.
|Hierarchical, allowing for parent and child categories for complex data structures.
|Non-hierarchical, best for single-level lists of items.
|Appears as separate sections in the WordPress dashboard for easier management.
|Managed within JetEngine settings and do not appear as separate sections in the WordPress dashboard.
|Easily queryable, making it simple to filter and display content based on them.
|Not as easily queryable as taxonomies for complex data relationships but can be used to filter content.
When to Use Which?
- Use Taxonomy
When you need to categorize, sort, and filter content in a hierarchical manner.
- Use Glossary
When you need a predefined list of options for fields in forms or custom post types.
Creating Your First Glossary
- Navigate to
JetEngine > Glossariesin your WordPress dashboard.
- Click on
Add Newto create a new glossary.
- Enter the name of your glossary, for example, “Class Type”.
Set items manuallyfor the data source.
- Add your items manually by clicking
New Field. For example, you can add “Aerobics”, “Cardio”, “Spin Cycling”, and “Weight Training”.
Saveto save your glossary.
Using Glossaries in Custom Fields
- Navigate to
JetEngine > Custom Fields.
Add Newto add a new custom field.
Selectas the field type.
Get options from the glossaryand choose your previously created glossary.
Saveto save your custom field.
JetEngine Glossaries – Conclusion
JetEngine Glossaries offer a robust and efficient way to manage data across your WordPress site. By understanding how to create and implement glossaries, you can significantly improve the user experience and streamline your workflow.