How to insert text popup boxes into my posts?

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  • #495947

    In order to keep posts brief I would like to insert some explanatory text on popups. i.e. I don’t want to link text to another page but have a middle size/small text/image popup box that viewers can read at will (or not). Ideally not that they need to click but the popup would appear when placing the mouse cursor onto the highlighted/linked text. How do I do this?

    #496211

    raincoaster
    Member

    As far as I’m aware, you can’t do it at WordPress.com. You can make a link to something and use Alt text on the link but that’s limited to a few words. It does cut off at a certain point.

    #496212

    Basically, I would like to use something that works like mShots, but where I can insert text and images, instead of an external link.

    #496213

    raincoaster
    Member

    I know. There’s nothing that functions like that here. You could do it on an externally hosted WordPress.org site, but not here at WP.com as far as I know.

    #496214

    Hmmmmm. Shame.

    #496227

    ACTUALLY, I found a way: Empty link with a title. It does take a lot of text. Then the title becomes a tooltip. (Another word for what I wanted).

    #496228

    You can improve it this way:
    <a style="cursor:help;" title="POPUP TEXT HERE">POSTED_TEXT_HERE</a>

    #496260

    raincoaster
    Member

    I stand corrected: I learn something new every day. The alt text used to cut off at the first punctuation mark.

    #496261

    timethief
    Member

    Agreed – bookmarked!

    #496268

    galois
    Member

    Thanks! :-)

    #496331

    raincoaster
    Member

    I just used this. Slick!

    #496361

    Can u be a bit more detailed please? Have tried a few things with an empty link – can’t seem to make it work. Thanks :)

    #496362

    raincoaster
    Member

    Could you be more detailed about what you’ve tried? Please post the code here between backticks, so it displays properly. Backtick, all the code, backtick.

    #496363

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    @Panos-An excellent refinement to the title text workaround I was using. Bookmarked!

    #496364

    actually tried it again- and it just worked like a dream!! thanks :)))

    #496367

    @jennifer: excellent refinement first suggested by devblog, not me.

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