October 27, 2023

JetEngine Glossaries – Get Started With the Basics (Lesson 2)

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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.


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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:

Feature JetEngine Taxonomy JetEngine Glossary
Purpose 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.
Flexibility Hierarchical, allowing for parent and child categories for complex data structures. Non-hierarchical, best for single-level lists of items.
Visibility 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.
Querying 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

  1. Navigate to JetEngine > Glossaries in your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Click on Add New to create a new glossary.
  3. Enter the name of your glossary, for example, “Class Type”.
  4. Choose Set items manually for the data source.
  5. Add your items manually by clicking New Field. For example, you can add “Aerobics”, “Cardio”, “Spin Cycling”, and “Weight Training”.
  6. Click Save to save your glossary.

Creating Your First Glossary

Using Glossaries in Custom Fields

  1. Navigate to JetEngine > Custom Fields.
  2. Click Add New to add a new custom field.
  3. Choose Select as the field type.
  4. Select Get options from the glossary and choose your previously created glossary.
  5. Click Save to 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.

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JetEngine Glossaries – Get Started With the Basics (Lesson 2)
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