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Doesn't work for me (11 posts)

  1. digigirl
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You have conflicting instructions on your website and this one - on yours you say to use single brackets, on this one, double.

    Either way, it doesn't work for me. At one point, I got the hover box to come up, but it displayed the entire page instead of just the footnote info. Other times I couldn't get it to work at all.

    Nor did it display the number in superscript.

    Really wish it worked. Maybe it's a conflict with my theme, but whatever, I'm sad that I couldn't get it to go.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jquery-hover-footnotes/

  2. vistratess
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Did you ever get this work? It worked on my site but then it distorted my post and repeated some of the posting at the end of the page when I simply by adding the curly brackets.

  3. digigirl
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Nope. I ended up using a different plugin.

  4. vistratess
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Which one did you end up using? I liked the hover feature of jquery ummm if it really worked.

  5. digigirl
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I went with http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/footnotes-for-wordpress/, which does have a sort of similar action, but not as slick.

    You can see it in action here: http://sirguillaume.com/real-knights-real-chivalry-or-if-they-were-so-genteel-how-come-they-had-swords/ (the footnotes numbers are a little hard to see, I need to work on some CSS to make it stand out more.)

    I don't love the big, obvious footnote boxes at the bottom of the page, but I'm sure that can be corrected with some CSS. I'll get to it eventually.

    Good luck!

  6. javajoint
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Does it seem likely that this plugin will be updated to work with WordPress 3.3.1?

  7. zondar
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    All I wanted on a clients job was some unintrustive 'explanation' prompts - footnotes not needed below.

    Having plodded through 7 other pretty arcane or defective tooltip plugins, found this elegant little gem.
    Brilliant work Lance, will send a small thank you on PayPal.

    Dead easy to set up - and option to suppress the comments below article is really useful; I find the 'not working' comments on here baffling.

    @digigirl,
    Did you use double curly brackets where you want the reference superscript to appear in the main test (after your keyed word) like this example

    Download the checklist {{1}} here:

    and the text you want to pop up , encased in double square brackets like this

    1Small download - only 100KB[[1]}

    ??

    @javajoint,
    I'm using 3.3.1, (with far too many plugins) and it all worked first time.

  8. zondar
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Jeez, it looked OK in the editor before posting . .WTH ?*@!

    S/be:

    " ... and the text you want to pop up , encased in double square brackets like this:

    1Small download - only 100KB1 "

    One other possible cause of failure: Conflict with other naughty plugins that use shortcodes - had this a while back.

    Try deactivating other plugins (mass solution: rename plugin folder > glugin or similar test, then restore original folder name and reactivate the plugins one by one.)

    Yeah, tedious i know; I think there is a plugin that selectively activates/deactivates for this sort of adventure.

  9. zondar
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, this editor doesn't like square brackets - and you can't edit yr posts in this basic thing . . last shot : (

    ... and the text you want to pop up , encased in double square brackets like this:

    1Small download - only 100KB1

  10. Max Pen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It works but the plugin is bugged for me.

    It keeps re-generating my homepage over and over. So it's quite messy.

    The easy fix is to hit the update button twice but that is annoying to do each time.

  11. Max Pen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    plz delete, double posted.

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