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This plugin allows to add fancy tooltips to the admin interface using Craig Thompson’s qtips.

While completely useless for your self-managed website it can be useful indeed to show customized instructions for your clients.



Download contains three files:

Upload qtips in a location of your choice (defaults is in “js” directory)

Install, activate the plugin and visit “extensions” > “bot_admin_tooltips”


Version 0.4

Version 0.3

Adds glz_custom_fields 1.2.3 compatibility

Version 0.2

  1. Thanks for the prompt reply.

    I’ll check how to make bot_cf_titles to load before bot_admin_tooltips, as I’m running plugins from plugin_cache_dir. I think it’s just a matter of “cleverly” renaming files.

    Maniquí | 11 May 2010 #

  2. Hi Maniqui,
    Sadly yes, you are right.
    I’ll look into it ASAP but for now changing bot_cf_titles loading order should fix the problem (bot_cf_titles must be loaded before bot_admin_tooltips).

    redbot | 11 May 2010 #

  3. Hi bot,

    thanks for sharing another nice plugin.
    May it be possible that this one isn’t playing nice with bot_cf_titles?

    After adding a tooltip to a custom field (already titled by bot_cf_titles), the tip doesn’t show, and in the space where it should be showing the [?], I just get a duplicated title (ie. “my cf title my cf title”).

    It seems to work fine for other un-titled fields, like article url-only-title).


    Maniquí | 11 May 2010 #

  4. Hi,
    I’ll see if in the future I’ll be able to add these features. Unfortunately I have no free time at all these days…
    Anyway, for your first request you can try to export and re-import in a new site the bot_admin_tooltips table using phpmyadmin.
    The only issue could be if you have some tooltips associated with a custom field which doesn’t exists in the new site. To circumvent this problem you could set a basic set of of tooltips in a test site, export it and keep it as a starting base for all your future sites. It should work ok.

    redbot | 21 January 2010 #

  5. First, I love this plugin. It will work really well for several of my clients.

    A feature that would be particularly useful is the ability to import tips from a SQL or text file so that I don’t have to recreate these custom tips for every client.

    Another feature that would be nice is if it could pull the existing tips from rpc.textpattern.com if I just wanted to use the default.

    Thanks for the good work!

    Vaughn D. Taylor | 19 January 2010 #