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How to Add Tooltip in Your WordPress Posts and Pages

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How to Add Tooltip in Your WordPress Posts and Pages

Tooltips are small hover boxes with information about the item being hovered over. Tooltips appear when the user hovers over an item (without clicking it). Tooltips can be a very handy tool in explaining some items in your posts (i.e funny headings, links etc). In this article, we will show you how to add tooltips to your WordPress posts and pages using WordPress ToolTip Plugin.

First thing you need to do is install the plugin WordPress Tooltip. (If you need help installing a plugin, then refer to our step by step guide to installing a WordPress plugin).

Once you activate this plugin, you should see a tooltip icon added to your Post Editor.

WordPress Tooltip Plugin

When you click on that Tooltip Icon, a new lightbox should appear like in the image below:

WordPress Tooltip Plugin Lightbox

Insert the information in there that you want the tooltip to show. Once done, click Add a Tooltip. And you are done.

You can also add the tooltip manually if you use the shortcode like this:

[tooltip content="This will show in a tooltip" url="This will make tooltip a link"]Hover over me for tooltip[/tooltip]

For the Demo, look at the thumbnail of this post on how it looks, or just google Tooltip, and you will see many examples of it.

Download WordPress Tooltip Plugin


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  • sasa

    I installed plugin and add new tooltip, entered content and now i dont know how to add it on a link

  • jawadhyder15

    The plugin don’t work for me,

    But when i do this manually, it works!

  • wpbeginner

    @shovan It works.

  • shovan

    I dont think the plugin works on WP 3

  • netcaststudio

    After installing the plugin the import of comments didn’t complete after 6 hours of running. Any thoughts?

  • wpbeginner

    That twitter icon is a Twitter Follow Button PRO – http://wpbeg.in/jMT3IT

  • wpbeginner

    @dbroadaway the twitter icon is another plugin. Floating bar is the smart sharing plugin.

  • dbroadaway

    Thanks for the write-up, but I have two unrelated questions:

    1: What is that Twitter icon next the Tooltip icon?

    2: I love your left-hand floating/static social media shares. Is that custom or a plugin/service?

    Thanks.

  • wpbeginner

    @Jaxov An article is due for that.

  • Jaxov

    @wpbeginner ;-) Offtopic: How happy are you with livefire comment system?

    How is it compared to other solutions? Also does it allow guest comments without registration?

  • wpbeginner

    @mharis @Jaxov @Crysislevel Thank you Haris for posting this.

  • mharis

    @Jaxov @Crysislevel Here’s the demo screenshot http://i.imgur.com/m7l10.png

  • Jaxov

    @Crysislevel I agree! Thanks for this.

    Btw you should maybe create an example page or preview in such posts so that we can see how it actually looks live.

  • Crysislevel

    nice tutorial! thanx for this…i never knew how to do that! :)