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make a definition appear when I hover over a word

  1. I want to use words that may need explanation. I would like to create the definition once and when I use the word in a post, to make it look like a link, but just have the definition show up if the viewer hovers over that link. I have not figured out how to do it, and I don't know what to call it to search for it in a forum. I tried it as a link, but it didn't work.

    The blog I need help with is livingwaters2011.wordpress.com.

  2. What you are looking for is called "cursor:help" which you would place in the html editor like so:
    <span style="cursor:help;" title="DEFINITION">WORD</span>

    DEFINITION is the explanation of the word.
    WORD is what the reader would hover over to see your explanation.

  3. Thank you.
    would I do it a dfferent way to set that definition up once and use it over again?

  4. You would have to enter code into the HTML editor for every word you wish to define and in every post/page you publish that the said defined word appears in.

  5. You can keep code snippets or words you define repeatedly in textedit (or other plain text wordprocessor), or on a draft page on your blog) to copy and paste into each article's http editor: you don't have to keep manually re-writing them.

  6. "…of words you define repeatedly…"

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