Encyclopedia Pro is a state of the art WordPress encyclopedia / lexicon / glossary / dictionary premium plugin. It enables you to create, manage and present a knowledge base. Completely coalesced with your WordPress and fully compatible with all the cool publishing tools you like.
- The free Lite Version
- Related terms
- Terms in WordPress menus
- Encyclopedia archives
- Template files
- Options page
- Create, manage and structure your Terms as
- Encyclopedia, lexicon, glossary, Wiki or dictionary
- Use tags and categories to classify your terms
- Automatic association of related terms
- Automatic linking of terms in post and page contents
- Completely translatable - .po file is included
- Supports the WordPress Theme Template hierarchy
- Supports user defined HTML templates
- Supports WordPress user rights and capabilities
- Supports RSS Feeds
- Clean and intuitive user interface
- Multiple Widgets to display the terms and taxonomies of your encyclopedia
- No ads or brandings anywhere - perfect white label solution
The free Lite Version
In the Lite Edition of the plugin you can take a look around and you try out everything. On several places in the plugin you will find a notice that this function is included in the Pro Version only. There is no support available for the free Lite Version. You can find the Download here.
Activate the encyclopedia
To activate the encyclopedia it is necessary to set the user rights for each user group. You can do that on the option page in the "Capabilities" box: Go to Settings -> Encyclopedia. Scroll down to "Capabilities" and click on the box title to open the box. Tick "Yes" for all the user groups you want to enable to create or edit terms.
Create and edit terms
After you have activated the encyclopedia feature you can find a new admin menu entry in your backend: "Encyclopedia (or something like this, depends on your settings). Now you can click on "Create Term" to start fill your new knowledge base with contents. The interface is willfully adapted from the original WordPress post/page interface. This way it will be very easy for you to step in.
Taxonomies for encyclopedia terms have the same behavior like the post tags and categories you already know. For the encyclopedia you can use categories to classify your terms. Tags are necessary if you want to display related terms anywhere.
To activate taxonomies you need to go to the options page and scroll down to the "Taxonomies" box. There you can activate and deactivate the categories and tags for the encyclopedia post type. Do not forget to scroll to the button and hit the "Save options" button.
The management of the taxonomies as easy as the management of the post categories.
Terms in your encyclopedia can be "related" if they have common tags. Two terms are more related if they have more common tags.
On the options page you can setup if related terms should appear automatically above or below a terms content. If deactivate this option you can display the related terms manually through adding the [encyclopedia_related_terms] shortcode to the terms content. (With the "max_terms" attribute you can set a limit of how many related terms should be shown.)
Encyclopedia Pro uses the WordPress embedded user rights system to control the access to terms, taxonomies and options. You can change the settings directly on the options page without any external plugin. By default nobody has any right (expect the admin - he can see the options page). So the first step after activating the plugin should be the capability configuration. Go to your WP Dashboard -> Settings -> Encyclopedia. Scroll down to the "Capabilities" options box and open it up with a click on the box title. Then you can set the available capabilities for all existing user groups.
Terms in WordPress Menus
Nothing is more awesome than a plugin which plays well with all the cool WordPress features. You can add all encyclopedia terms and taxonomies to your custom menus. Go to your WP Dashboard -> Appearance -> Menus.
The encyclopedia archives are the index pages which lists all your terms. Every encyclopedia index page will automatically be sorted alphabetically and gets a great letter navigation at the top. Encyclopedia Pro generates one index page for every category and for every tag. You can find the urls to these archives in the edit category/edit tag screen in your WordPress backend.
All plugin outputs can be changed via user defined HTML templates. Just the templates you want to overwrite inside your theme folder (no matter if parent theme or child theme). You can find the default templates in the plugin folder in "templates/".
|archive-encyclopedia.php*||Renders the archive page for all encyclopedia terms.|
|taxonomy-encyclopedia-tag.php*||Renders the tag archive for each encyclopedia tag.|
|taxonomy-encyclopedia-category.php*||Renders the category archive for each encyclopedia category.|
|single-encyclopedia.php*||Renders the single view for each encyclopedia term.|
|encyclopedia-term-filter.php||Renders the letter navigation above the encyclopedia term archive.|
|encyclopedia-related-terms.php||Renders the list of related terms above/below the single view of each encyclopedia term.|
|encyclopedia-related-terms-widget.php||Renders the "Related terms" Widget.|
|encyclopedia-search-widget.php||Renders the "Encyclopedia Search" Widget.|
|encyclopedia-terms-widget.php||Renders the "Encyclopedia Terms" Widget.|
* Again: These templates need to be placed in your theme - they are not part of the plugin!
This widget displays all non empty encyclopedia taxonomies as list.
This widget displays all non empty encyclopedia taxonomies as word cloud.
This widget displays all encyclopedia terms as list.
This widget displays all related terms of the current one as list. You should use this widget in a sidebar which is visible in the single view of a encyclopedia term.
Download Encyclopedia Pro
The current release version of Encyclopedia Pro is 1.4.12.
If you have already purchased this product please log in to download it or to make use of the support service.
- Download the Lite or Pro Version of the plugin (it should be a .zip file).
- Go to your WordPress Dashboard and login.
- Deactivate all other versions of the plugin. (Especially deactivate the Lite version if you want to install the Pro version.)
- Go to Plugins ->Add New -> Upload.
- Upload the downloaded .zip file of the plugin.
- After the upload was successful activate the plugin.
- Now go to the options page in Settings -> Encyclopedia.
- Scroll to the "Capabilities" box and setup the user rights.
- Enter your account credentials in the "Updates" box to get the updates.