Pop-Up image when mouse hovers over link

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  • #606878

    monkscoffee
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    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.

    #607129

    There isn’t anyway to do that at wordpress.COM.

    #607130

    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.

    #607132

    raincoaster
    Member

    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.

    #607134

    timethief
    Member

    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.

    #607136

    monkscoffee
    Member

    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?

    #607138

    monkscoffee
    Member

    Should read: “When I *saw this on other sites….”

    #607139

    timethief
    Member

    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.

    #607150

    monkscoffee
    Member

    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* :-)

    #607221

    sanjidas
    Member

    @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/

    #607335

    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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