Creating Browse Views


First you need to add the settings, so that Webonary knows what your alphabet looks like and what the language code is.

In the WordPress Dashboard click on “Webonary” (left menu). Under “Browse Views” – “Vernacular alphabet” write down the alphabet separated by comma (without space between the letters). Also provide the language code.

Resist the temptation to remove a letter because no word in the language begins with it. Webonary will say that no word begins with that letter if that is the case and it is often more useful to have this positive information than to have to guess it from the absence of a letter. The alphabetical order you specify here should agree with what you include on the page.


In order to have a browse view based on the analysis language appear in Webonary, this information needs to exist in the “Reversal Entries” field in FLEx. This information must be exported from FLEX and imported to Webonary.

If you have a reversal index other than English, you will also need to add the “Reversal Index Alphabet” and “Reversal Index Language Code”.


Next you need to create your browse pages (if you host your dictionary on the pages have already been created for you). For each browse view you have to insert a code in brackets into your page. Also change the template under “Page Attributes”.

These are the codes and their templates (be sure to use the webonary-zeedisplay theme):

  • Vernacular – English: [vernacularalphabet]
    (use the template “Page Fullwidth”)
  • English (or reversal language) – Vernacular: [reversalindex1]
    (use the template “Page Fullwidth”) If you have a second reversal index make sure you added the alphabet in the Webonary settings. The code is[reversalindex2]
  • Categories: [categories]
    (use the template “Page Categories”)