News Display, Article Elements

Tooltips not only help with user interactions but may provide (unvisible until requested) informations to elements of a displayed page.

jmootips is designed to separate article content from tooltip content - you just refer to a tooltip within an article but you do not need to code its content within the article.

jmootips will help to design joomla articles and their informations be more attractive and informative. With it you are able to deploy tooltips very easily and feed tooltip content from various sources. Additionally you may control positioning and layout almost without any programming skills.

As you interprete its name, "jmootips" first aim was to use Mootools Javascript framework to implement tooltips. Since version 1.1.0 you may use the popular Bootstrap Javascript Framework to display your tooltips.

jmootips is perfectly integrated within Joomla, as it may use any Joomla article for tooltip content, additionally it supports those sources for tooltip content:

  • Plain text or HTML via plugin tags
  • Content from local or remote Webserver
  • Content via Ajax Request
  • Images

jmootips comes packaged with two plugins:

jmootips system plugin - With this plugin you will be able to create tooltips very easily.

Release 1.2.6 implements the support zo run with Bootstrap version 5. With this jmootips now also runs with full functionality under Joomla version 4.

tipbutton editors-xtd plugin - Displays a editor toolbar button to ease the insertion of tooltips into an article. It displays a popup allowing you to choose a Joomla article for tooltip content

Tooltips können ergänzende Informationen zu dem zugehörigen Element enthalten, die ansonsten nicht sichtbar sind; sie können aber auch den Text zeigen, den das Objekt selbst auch enthält.

Das Joomla Plugin jmootips hilft, Artikel bzw. Beiträge über Tooltips informativer zu gestalten. Mit diesem Plugin ist es möglich auf einfachste Art Tooltips bereitzustellen und mit informativen Inhalten zu versehen. Gleichzeitig ist es möglich, Position und Erscheinungsbild des Tooltips ohne Programmierkenntnisse zu konfigurieren.

Wichtig für die Nutzung von Tooltips, dass man möglichst viele Inhaltstypen (Text, HTML oder Bilder) einbetten kann und diese sehr einfach bereitstellen kann. jmootips kann beliebige Inhaltstypen darstellen, wobei folgende Quellen für den Inhalt des Toooltips unterstützt sind:

  • Text bzw. HTML via Plugin Tags
  • Lokaler bzw. entfernter Webserver
  • Inhalt von Joomla Artikeln/Beiträgen
  • Inhalt via Ajax Request
  • Bild (Image) via plugin Tag

Das jmootips Package enthält das "jmootips system plugin" und das "tipbutton editor-xtd plugin". Dieses plugin zeigt eine Schaltfläche (Button) im Editor an, die es ermöglicht Tooltips innerhalb eines Beitrags, mit Hilfe eines Pop-up-Fensters, auszuwählen.

**Neu in jmootips Release 1.2.3: ** Eine neuer Parameter bzw. Option ermöglicht, die Tooltip-Positionen in Bezug zum dargestellten Inhalt automatisch anzupassen. Diese Option kann global via Admin-Backend oder individuell mit den jmootips Plugin-Tags (Parameter) verwendet werde

Mit Release 1.2.4 wird die mit Joomla ab Version 3.3 verwendete namespaced API verwendet. Diese Version von jmootips ist für Joomla Version 3.9 getestet und für Version 4.x vorbereitet.

Release 1.2.6 implementiert den fehlenden Support für die Bootstrap Version 5. Damit läuft jmootips nun auch mit voller Funktionalität unter Joomla Version 4.

2 thumbs up!

Posted on 03 August 2022
Exceeds my expectations. Works as expected. In a few clicks you have a tooltip in your article, anywhere you want.
Ease of use
In 1-2 clicks you have a perfect working (and good looking) tooltip in your J4 article.
I used this to: I was looking for a similar feature for J4 as seen in Mediawiki/Wikipedia ("Page Previews"). This is EXACTLY what I've been looking for. This feature should be in the J4 core. Big thank you Joachim Schmidt! Keep up the good work!


Posted on 20 December 2014
This extension is very halpfull for my website
Ease of use
Easy to install and configure
Very helpfull and quick
The documentation is very precise.
I used this to: On my personal website
No other Tooltip plugin can show the full content of another article within the Tooltip box.

To achieve this all that is needed is the 2nd article id !!!

No html code is needed !!!

Why is it that no one thought about it before ?

Thank you for a great product.

Great Plugin

Posted on 12 December 2013
5 is not enough more like 10

Easy to use plugin, I thought I had a problem which was just my settings. Works out the box. I even was able to use youtube in the tooltip.

Thank you for a great product.

Excellent Tooltips

Posted on 06 December 2013
I was looking for a plugin which allowed to insert an article with is "id" on a link tips.

Easy to install, easy to use, a lot of function...

Wonderful job on Joomla 3.2 !

Many Thanks !

Great extension

Posted on 23 August 2013
Very easy to set up and looks very professional. I use the tooltips to de-clutter some of my pages, only showing information when the user wants it. Highly customisable - choose where the tip appears, whether it is sticky or not, add any html including whole articles. This is a really, really good mod - can't believe there aren't hundreds of reviews! Super, thanks.
I've installed it in Joomla 3.1.1 and it works great.

I produced myself a small Problem in the Plugin-Parameters and asked the Developer for help, the help came fast and helpful.

A "must-have" Plugin.

Thanx to the Developer - great Job!

This is a beauty

Posted on 24 June 2013
Excelent plugin with a lot of option, and this one is working without flaws as so many other tooltip solutions.

Higly recomended when you want to help your users in an atractive way.


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Date added:
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