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WP Image Tooltip


An easy to use plugin that enables image tooltips on your posts. Just upload an image using post or page editor and insert a link to that image, put the class attribute ‘tooltip’ and voil, now you have image tooltips when hovering your link. Thanks to clueTip jQuery plugin makers @ =D


To do a new installation of the plugin, please follow these steps

  1. Download the zipped plugin file to your local machine.
  2. Unzip the file.
  3. Upload the wp-image-tooltip folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

To use, see the video @

If you have already installed the plugin

  1. De-activate the plugin.
  2. Download the latest files.
  3. Follow the new installation steps.

Alvaro Beckerig


Q: Why doesn’t it work for me?

A: Either:

  1. You have changed the plugin folder’s name to something other than “wp-image-tooltip”.

  2. The problem is with your WordPress theme, mangling image display properties. Use another theme, that doesn’t interfere with posted images.

  3. You have other plugins that conflict with WP Image Tooltip. Disable your other plugins and see if that helps. If it does, re-enable each plugin, one at a time to see which one is causing the conflict.

  4. See your code maybe its another inclusion to jquery javascript file, Ive seen a lot of themes including a jquery.js file, this plugin automatically includes jquery, delete the line on your theme that includes this again.


Still works!

I can’t believe there aren’t more simple options to accomplish this by now, but with a few modifications of the js and css files used with this, i was able to get it to do exactly what I wanted it to do! (show the linked full image from thumbnail/other sized image on mouse hover)

Thank you!

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