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    Affiliate Manager Molly_Vanns's Avatar
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    Wordpress roll-over pop-up question
    Hey Wordpress Gurus out there...

    I've got a question from a potential affiliate using wordpress... they can post banners, they can use urls and text ads... what they do not know how to do (and neither do I)... and I'm wondering if you know... is can you have a roll-over, popup in wordpress. i.e. the words "Samsung HDTV" are hyperlinked a specific vanns.com product page using the "create a link" tool from the affiliate end in SAS. when the reader of the blog rolls their curser over the hyperlinked text, is there a way to get a small box to pop up w/ an image and price from vanns.com site? I think this is a wordpress thing, but not sure.

    any ideas?


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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    JMO, I hate popups like that, they interfere with my reading of the page.... Just yesterday I backed out of a relevant site rather than try to read around or get rid of the box....
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    Point of clarification... or another question?

    I'm not talking pop-ups that stay up... only when you mouse-over the hyperlinked text would the box come up, then when you mouse-away it's gone. If you actually click, you'll go to the item.

    Does that scenario make sense?

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    The new Yahoo Home Page is a good example of how annoying this technique can be. Scroll over anything in the left column and the entire middle of the page is obstructed.
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    the affiliate explained to me that they are NOT wanting that... more of a tiny 2" x 2" bos ( or should I say 250x250) would come up then go away... less intrusive...

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    Yes, to answer your question, that would be quite easy to do with jQuery which is installed with WordPress. something similar to this can go in the footer of the page:

    $(document).ready(function(){$("a").hover(function(){//show message },function(){//hide message })});

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    thanks mikemad.
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    Sounds like you are looking for a plugin like this:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/hover/

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    Anytime Molly!

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    Yes, Iolaire - "hover".. WHY couldn't I think of that?

    thank you, too.
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    oh this is great now i will be playing with a new wordpress plugin to all hours of the morning. ( I have a wordpress plug in addiction.)

    thanks iolaire - any more great Wordpress plugins up your sleeve ?


    Quote Originally Posted by iolaire
    Sounds like you are looking for a plugin like this:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/hover/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hermedia
    any more great Wordpress plugins up your sleeve ?
    No, just remember there is a plug in for everything, and make sure that you use a caching plug, the two that are good and actively developed are
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-super-cache/
    and
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/

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