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Pop-Up image when mouse hovers over link

  1. I've seen blogs/sites where an image pops up when the mouse hovers over a word/link in a post.

    1. How can I do that using a Depo Masthead theme?
    2. If I had a small picture in a post, How do I make it so a larger image pops up when the mouse hovers over it?

    Thanks in advance! :-)

    The blog I need help with is monkscoffeeimports.com.

  2. There isn't anyway to do that at wordpress.COM.

  3. On note I'll add is that people are getting really cranky about popups of any kind. If they are casually scrolling through a post and their mouse pointer happens to cross over one of those links, up pops a window that they did not want to see and in some cases, it can stop them cold in their tracks until after the image loads.

  4. 1) I don't believe it's possible at WordPress.com.
    2) Upload the larger image, then when putting it in a post, choose a smaller size, like thumbnail or medium, and link to the FILE, not the post.

  5. I despise pop-ups.. I published a post Minimalist Blogging: Strip It! and my readers and I went to town on all the useless "tat" that peeves us off as readers. Pop-ups and autoplay music are at the top of our click out and never return again list.

  6. Interesting. I'm not sure if "pop-up" is the proper term. Maybe it is.

    I couldn't find the original site I saw this on. But I was looking to do something similar to what google does now with their links. When you hover the mouse over it, a preview of the site "pops up" on the side.

    I just wanted a larger version of a picture that is in my post to "pop up". You have the expertise, I just want to clarify what I meant.

    When I this done on other sites, the images don't appear to be loading. It just seems to magnify the image.

    Are you saying that cannot be done either?

  7. Should read: "When I *saw this on other sites...."

  8. But I was looking to do something similar to what google does now with their links. When you hover the mouse over it, a preview of the site "pops up" on the side.

    No that can't be done here.

    What raincoaster said above can be done here:
    2) Upload the larger image, then when putting it in a post, choose a smaller size, like thumbnail or medium, and link to the FILE, not the post.

  9. Thanks all. Your responses came as I was typing my reply to sacred path, so I did not see them before I hit submit.

    TSP and timethief you have both been supremely helpful as we try to build a worthy blog.

    Raincoaster thank you very much!! I will try that! *fingers crossed* :-)

  10. @monkscoffee,
    This might be of some interest....
    Pop-Up Picture Box Thingy For WordPress Blogs
    http://sensicology.wordpress.com/2009/07/05/pop-up-picture-box-thingy-for-wordpress-blogs/

  11. I'm get really cranky when I try to figure out how to do something on wordpress , do a search, click on a link, get excited after seeing that the initial question is miraculously asking for exactly what I need, and then read the responses only to see that they have nothing to do with the original query. Just my $0.02.

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