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WordPress Hovercards


WordPress Hovercards is a open source WordPress plugin that instantly integrates hovercards inside of your WordPress blog without any configuration. It only weighs 4 KB! which is incredibly lightweight!

Hovercards have been used for many years by Facebook, Twitter and plenty of other websites as a mean of engagement. It helps encourage people to view other pages on your site, and it is an excellent way to boost the clickthroughs and page views of your blog.

Hovercards will provide a JSON endpoint to your WordPress blog to make Hovercard-related data available to use through the frontend. Then we use our JavaScript plugin to call the same endpoint, and if it finds data, it displays a gorgeous hovercard as you see above!

It’s intelligent enough to detect which links don’t need a request, and it caches in-browser within all browsers. This saves HTTP requests to your server which aren’t needed and therefore being efficient!


  • This is an example of Hovercards on a web page.
  • This is the Hovercard zoomed in.


Upload wp-hovercards to your wp-content/plugins directory. Once you’ve done that, enable WordPress Hovercards. That’s it! We take it from there, no configuration at all needed 🙂


How often is WordPress Hovercards updated?

We aim to try to make updates once every couple weeks.

Contributors & Developers

“WordPress Hovercards” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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1.0.1 (18/6/12)

  • Fixed lib.php bug with crashing websites
  • Added readme.txt to support WP repo
  • Fixed rendering bug with jQuery library.

1.0.0 (18/6/12)

  • Initial release
  • Bug tests complete
  • Built to support WordPress 3.4 (latest version)