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Announcing the Tooltip Addon

The Tooltip addon for SiteOrigin Premium is here! Tooltips appear on hover or mouse click and are a great way to display additional image information without taking up space. To see the Tooltip addon in use, view the demo and hover over any of the images.

We first had the idea for a tooltip addon while building a portfolio website as part of a SiteOrigin Site Pack. Tooltips are an awesome addition for designers and photographers displaying their work or any image that needs a credit or additional information added on hover or click. The Tooltip addon is available for the SiteOrigin Image, Image Grid, and Simple Masonry widgets.

If you’re already using SiteOrigin Premium and have updated to version 1.4.1, you can go to SiteOriginPremium Addons to activate and adjust the global settings. Find out more about how to use the Tooltip addon in the documentation.

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  1. 3 years, 2 months ago Neal

    Is this additional content or taken from the title text or alt? Curious of what the potential SEO value might be.

    • 3 years, 2 months ago Alex S Hi, I Work Here

      Hi Neal,

      The Image Title field will be used as the Tooltip text.

  2. 3 years, 2 months ago Steve Heronemus

    Tooltips are a terrible idea for accessibility. If developers do not want to exclude people with vision or movement disabilites who use screen readers or eye tracking, stay away.

    • 3 years, 2 months ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

      Hi Steve, thanks for commenting.

    • 1 year, 4 months ago John Mounsey

      That’s a valid point Steve. I suppose in that case the Tooltips add-on remains potential useful – but only for non-critical information/text (if indeed any such text can fall into that category).

  3. 2 months, 26 days ago Nicole Ginley

    Hello- Is there a way to set the global setting to not show the tooltip so I can only enable it on one page and not all the previous images I’ve used?

    • 2 months, 26 days ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

      Hi Nicole. You can adjust global settings at SiteOrigin > Premium Addons. Locate the Tooltip Addon and click the Settings button. If you have any follow-up questions, please, don’t hesitate to email our premium support desk at [email protected].

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