Hover-over pop-up text, links, and anchors

A client wanted a glossary on her site so that keywords would link to more description of those words. She wanted some “bubble” hover over/pop-up text and/or a link to a full definition at a glossary page. I found bd’s Hover WordPress plugin and it certainly does the trick. It allows you to set up words to have hover-over text, a link to a URL, or both. You can do abbreviations, acronyms, or regular text. There are some fancy effects you can play with as well. In the following help video tutorial, I also cover using anchors (making links to a particular spot on a long page).

I have an example over on this test site.


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I've done the big corporate thing. I've done the creative writer thing. Now I'm happily in the middle. I like to help small businesses who are interested in "working their website before their website works them." I'm also interested in creating beautiful sites with powerful WordPress themes. Google+


  1. nvp December 1, 2008 at 4:20 am - Reply

    Nice one,

  2. Will January 3, 2009 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Great tip…I was looking for someting exactly like this for my new blog.


  3. Job Man June 10, 2009 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    nice work! that was just what the doctor had asked for :)

  4. Tom September 2, 2009 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Where did you get the “Anchor” icon in your editor?

  5. J November 2, 2009 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Precisely what I was looking for!
    Thanks a lot!
    Greetings from Perú!

  6. Schalk December 12, 2009 at 4:38 am - Reply

    I would like the text of my menu buttons, when I hover over it, to be different than the name of my menu button itself. is that possible?
    many thanks

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