Support » Plugin: WordPress Tooltips » Feature-Rich / Slow Support

  • SinanDira

    (@sinandira)


    I have spent hours looking up WP tooltip plugins on the official site and on Envato as well and I can easily tell you that this plugin has one of the highest feature counts with potentially the lowest price (just $10!). However, after my miserable experience with it, I’ve come to develop rather intense, contradictory feelings about it. (Edit: the author issued a full refund without me asking!)

    To sum the good up, this is one of the few plugins that let you style almost anything about your tooltips globally and then implement anything inside, including video and audio, without having to pay much more for some eCommerce or Pro+ BS. And it all comes for a very competitive $10 price, which is the lowest I have seen. I would say that it has theoretically got the best value for money on the market right now.

    Yet, the plugin didn’t work as it should’ve been. The global tooltip detection worked on some pages, but not on others. After a few weeks of contacting support (with 2-5 days between each of their replies) they came to conclude that my theme, which is Pro by Themeco, was incompatible. Well, certain conflicts do occur under the hood from time to time, preventing plugins from working properly; that’s understandable. Yet, even after they solved the incompatibility, the tooltips still didn’t show up in sections that were encapsulated in shortcode. I contacted the support and, after several days, they gave me the final word; auto detection doesn’t work for content inside shortcodes. I have to say that that’s an unexpected limitation, and it rendered the plugin useless in my particular case.

    By the way, despite everything, I would like to confirm that I have granted the developer full admin access and he didn’t do anything suspicious (I had user and file activity monitors). Definitely a legitimate developer; just not devoted full time, which is understandable as the plugin is quite cheap and doesn’t drive much profit afterall. I still recommend this plugin if your website is personal and doesn’t demand hasty updates and fixes.

    tl;dr: Lowest price on the market and a huge feature list, but unpredictable behavior and any support ticket could take weeks to resolve. Author issued a full refund without me asking.

    • This topic was modified 1 year ago by SinanDira.
    • This topic was modified 1 year ago by SinanDira.
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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    @zhuyi I’ve archived your entire reply. Please do not post email correspondence here again, that is taken very seriously and not allowed. It gets removed when found as I have done.

    If you wish to reply professionally please do. If you post anyone’s email again then your account will be flagged for moderation.

    Plugin Author Tomas Zhu

    (@zhuyi)

    This review is about our pro version, based on wordpress forum rules, we can not offer services of pro version in here, I hope moderator look this post and remove this review.

    Hi SinanDira,

    Thanks for the review πŸ™‚

    About “theme conflict”, yes, I am sorry, our plugin did not support your theme, we have re-developed our tooltips plugin to support your theme and it is works well with your theme on your site at 10 days before πŸ™‚

    About “expand” plugin, you are using a expand shortcode to build that page, and many users requested us do not add tooltip effect in the content of shortcode, we have replied you that we will add an option to help user decide it in backend. In the current time, you can just insert tooltip shortcode in your expand plugin shortcode and it will works well, we have offered detailed documents to help you do it πŸ™‚

    Since 2010, we have released 64 versions of wordpress tooltip plugin, we have added many features based on amazing users’ requests, also we are integrate more and more amazing plugins like buddypress, bbpress, tablepress, woocommerce, pricing table, contact form 7… and so on, we will try to support more plugins in next versions, include ones your mentioned above πŸ™‚

    About slow support, sorry for this, we have reported you that it was our long-term holiday, and we do tried our best to check your site in our holiday for you, thanks for the understanding and did not let us check your site in our holiday again, thank you very much. After we checked the theme conflicts, we have re-developed a new version for you in two days and solved conflicts, just like we reported, we need time to read your codes and re-develop a new version for you, thanks for your understanding πŸ™‚ We do feel sorry for this, I’d like to say sorry to you again πŸ™‚

    @jdembowski, Thank you very much for teach us and your time, we will not not post email correspondence again, sorry for that πŸ™‚

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    This review is about our pro version, based on wordpress forum rules, we can not offer services of pro version in here, I hope moderator look this post and remove this review.

    I looked and you are wrong about the rules.

    You are not permitted to support your customers here. But since you upsell here in these forums (your plugin page is an ad for the pro version) then you have invited your pro uses to leave a review. This one did.

    Support for pro users are not allowed and get closed when found.

    Reviews from pro users when you get free advertising for your pro version on WordPress.org? That is allowed. You opened the door for that.

    I note that you have not addressed the login part here.

    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/incompatibility-with-footnotes-plugin/#post-10819963

    Please do so. Your account here is in jeopardy for that behavior.

    SinanDira

    (@sinandira)

    @zhuyi Really, Tomas? Do you treat honest reviews by asking to have them removed? That’s really disappointing.

    I can confirm that everything you said is true and that your support team was quite patient with me. I will wait for your plugin update and hopefully see some action.

    However, the issue of slow support was kind of obvious, since we started a month ago and, even though you replied immediately at times, no one would take a look at the site until several days passed every time.

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by SinanDira. Reason: typo
    Plugin Author Tomas Zhu

    (@zhuyi)

    Hi @jdembowski,

    Yes, you are right, we will never request users admin access again, sorry for miss-understand wordpress forum rules, thanks for teach us and thanks for your time πŸ™‚

    SinanDira,
    Thanks for your message, yes, we requested that, sorry for this, we miss-understand wordpress form rules of pro version and we found other plugin author requested remove review of pro plugins, we was think that is not right, but just like Moderator said, we miss-understand it and I’d like say sorry to you again, please feel free leave your review of our pro plugin.

    About slow support, I really have different points of view, but I will not waste your time to read my reply again, I found in your recent mail, you told us refund to you or leave a review in here, you win, we will refund $9 to you, and you can still leave the review in here, please don’t remove your rare review. On our side, I’d like to say sorry to you again, we do work hard to solved all problems for you asap we can, I feel sorry we failed, you will get full refund soon.

    Thanks, have a blessings weekend with your family πŸ™‚

    Plugin Author Tomas Zhu

    (@zhuyi)

    Hi SinanDira,

    We have full refund $9 to you, you should have received it in your account, thanks, have a happy weekend with your family πŸ™‚

    SinanDira

    (@sinandira)

    Hello, Tomas. I have indeed received the refund. Thanks for that!

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