Tooltip Glossary Remote Import Add-On for WordPress by CreativeMinds

Tooltip Glossary Remote Import Add-On for WordPress by CreativeMinds

Import and replicate WordPress glossaries across multiple sites and automatically keep them up to date.

Requires CM Tooltip Glossary Pro/Pro+/Ecom.

WordPress Version
5.4.0 or Higher
Tested up to
WordPress 6.6.X
June 12, 2024
5.7 - 8.2.X

Tooltip Glossary Remote Import AddOn Description

WordPress Glossary Import Add-On provides an easy way to import and replicate glossaries across multiple sites/domains and automatically keep them updated.

How the Glossary Updates Process Works

To make a replicate copy of a glossary you have on site A to site B you need to do the following:

  1. Install this addon on the site B together with a copy of the Tooltip Glossary Plugin
  2. In the plugin settings, define the glossary on site A as the source
  3. Define the updates interval (how often should the replication be made)
  4. Define the updates mode - Should it override existing terms found on site B or add to them
  5. Add pin code - if the glossary is protected by a pin code set it
Setting screen showing setting
Setting screen showing setting

Glossary Import User Guide

CM Tooltip Glossary Remote Import Settings screen
CM Tooltip Glossary Remote Import Settings screen
Our WordPress glossary import add-on works for all of the CM Tooltip Glossary editions and it allows to import the glossary across different plugin editions.

When replication glossaries between two editions of the plugin (Pro and Pro+ for example) data which is not supported in one will not be shown on the second.

Glossary Import Import Modes

The CM Tooltip Glossary Remote Import can work in three different modes, to fulfill different needs:

  1. REPLACE - in this mode the existing glossary will be completely removed before the import
  2. ADD NEW - in this mode only the new terms from the remote glossary will be imported, if the existing term already exists it will be ignored
  3. MERGE (default) - in this mode the existing glossary will be merged with the remote glossary, meaning that the existing terms will be updated with the information from the remote glossary
Remote Import Option
Remote Import Option

Backup the Remote Glossary

Backup Settings Screen
Backup Settings Screen
Before you can import the remote glossary first you have to make a Backup. For more information about how you can make a backup, check out this guide: Backing up your Glossary

PIN protection

To protect your glossary from unauthorized access, we've added a simple PIN protection.

This will require a remote server importing the glossary to have the correct pin code added to the settings fields.

PIN Protection Option
PIN Protection Option

Glossary Import Related Use Cases

Glossary Import Prerequisite Plugin

The CM Tooltip Glossary pro plugin is required to use this add-on.

Tooltip Glossary Remote Import Features

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

Replicate Glossary – Copy all the terms to other sites and keep the glossary up-to-date
Automatic Updates – Choose how often the glossary should be replicated
Update Mode – Select if terms should be overwritten, merged or if only new ones should be added
Backup – Perform regular backups of your glossary

Glossary Import Related Add Ons

Tooltip Glossary Remote Import Add-on Frequently Asked Questions

What is the benefit of this Plugin?

This plugin allows the remote import and backup of glossary terms from one WordPress site to another. Not only that but allows it to be done automatically on a schedule. You can thus have one site where you manage your glossary and then have the glossary updated on another site automatically.

To learn more about this addon see this Overview Video.

Can this Plugin be used to synchronize more than 2 Tooltip Glossary glossaries?

You will receive a license for one Importing site. If you want to synchronize on more than one importing site you can do this manually by deactivating the license and then installing and reactivating on a third, fourth or more sites, then synchronizing manually.

For automatic backups on a schedule it will be necessary to purchase additional licenses for each site you would like to keep synced up. Use our chat support to enquire about deals on purchasing additional licenses.

Does this plugin require more than one license for setting up more than one remote import?

If you are willing to import manually then no, you can deactivate the license on one site and activate on another to backup on a second or more sites. If you want it to be automatic then yes. Each site will need its own license to backup automatically.

To learn more about this feature see this Help article.

Is there any security to ensure that others cannot just start downloading my Glossary or using it for free?

There is a pin feature built into the Add-on that allows you to configure a pin on the Exporting side through the Plugin settings that must be matched on the Importing side for the import to take place.

To learn more about this the pin feature this Help article.

What does this plugin do in the case of Duplicates?

The plugin has three main modes of Import. Replace, Merge and Add New. Replace, replace replaces all of the glossary terms in the Imported glossary with those from the Exported one. Merge will combine both. Finally Add new will only add the new terms that have been added.

To learn more about the modes of import see this Help article.

How often is the Imported Glossary Updated?

That’s totally up to you. It can be set to Monthly, Weekly, Daily, Twice daily, Hourly or Never.

To learn more about setting the frequency of Import see this Help article.

Does the plugin compile the Glossary every time it is Remotely imported? Would this overload the server if many sites regularly import a large glossary?

No. The site Exporting the Glossary builds a file for Import on an interval determined by the site Admin. They can decide how frequently this file is built and at white time. Setting a backup build infrequently and at late / low usage hours can help keep the server load down.

To learn more about this feature see this Help article.

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