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  • I’m driving myself crazy trying to figure out what the deal is with these tooltips! I’ve tried a custom function and scoured all the code to try to find out where this is occuring.

    The problem is that the tooltips are covering up part of the submenu, and I just don’t like the way they look anyway. I am almost done with this site, and this is the last thing that’s really bugging me!

    I’m using the thesis theme but most of the site I’ve just written myself in html/css, rather than using the template to design it. I liked the theme at first but realized I would just rather have full control over everything (like this!!)

    Here is the site, and if you hover over ‘how it works’, you’ll see what the problem is:

    Oh, and also, I’ve read it’s not good practice to remove the title attributes since it can diminish seo results and affect accessibility validation.

    But what if I want these things but not for the dang tooltip to pop up? There’s got to be a way to just disable the tooltip without removing the title attribute from links…?


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  • esmi


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    There is no such things as a “tooltip” on a link. what you are seeing is the title attribute. Also, as you are using a commercial theme, you need to seek any further support from the theme’s vendors.


    Isn’t the little bubble that pops up on the hover called a ‘tooltip’? Which is sourcing the title attribute to use as the text inside?

    I really don’t care about messing with the theme and as I said before I’m not using any aspect of the theme to design/manage the site anymore.., I was hoping somebody could tell me where in the actual code this function was being generated… Even though it’s an issue I’ve heard is being caused by wordpress. You’ll notice there are no “title attributes” occurring on links I’ve hand coded… but will check with diy



    Forum Moderator

    Isn’t the little bubble that pops up on the hover called a ‘tooltip’?

    No. On a web site, that’s the title attribute.

    here’s some info, you’ll have to find where the list_pages function is called in your theme, you can mod it to not show the title attribute. might look for a plugin for this too.

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