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A Dexterity-based content type to define a glossary and its terms.

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Life, the Universe, and Everything

A Dexterity-based content type to define a glossary and its terms.

This package is inspired in PloneGlossary.

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To enable this package in a buildout-based installation:

  1. Edit your buildout.cfg and add add the following to it:

    eggs =

After updating the configuration you need to run ‘’bin/buildout’’, which will take care of updating your system.

Go to the ‘Site Setup’ page in a Plone site and click on the ‘Add-ons’ link.

Check the box next to collective.glossary and click the ‘Activate’ button.




Create a Glossary.

Use it!

The tooltip can be disabled in the control panel configlet.

Developer Notes

The terms are loaded in a page using an AJAX call to a browser view that returns them as a JSON object.

The tooltips will only be available in the default view of a content type instance.

Share and Enjoy

This package would not have been possible without the contribution of the following people:

  • Héctor Velarde
  • Rodrigo Ferreira de Souza
  • Font Awesome (icons)

You can find an updated list of package contributors on GitHub.


1.0b1 (2016-12-19)

  • Term template was refactored to avoid duplicated definitions (closes #26) [hvelarde]
  • Glossary terms now use tile scales (closes #5). [hvelarde]
  • Remove dependency on five.grok. [hvelarde]
  • Fix ReferenceError on JavaScript code (Plone 5 does not include global variables anymore). [hvelarde, rodfersou]
  • Remove dependency on Products.CMFQuickInstallerTool. [hvelarde]
  • Change glossary to always call JSON view from the portal URL (closes #22). [rodfersou]
  • A new rich text field was added to the Glossary content type. [hvelarde]
  • Normalize glossary index (closes #18). [rodfersou]
  • Add option to select content types that will display glossary terms (closes #14). [rodfersou]
  • Apply Glossary just to #content-core. (closes #12). [rodfersou]
  • Review method is_view_action to work with Virtual Host configuration. [rodfersou]
  • Terms should only be added inside a Glossary (closes #8). [hvelarde]

1.0a1 (2015-05-18)

  • Initial release.

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