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#1 2009-09-30 23:38:19

redbot
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Registered: 2006-02-14
Posts: 1,399

bot_admin_tooltips

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.

Features

  • Generated tooltips can be customized in background, border and text color.
  • By default standard txp “pophelps” are hidden but can cohexist with the plugin
  • Tooltips can be activated on click (default) or hover.
  • Tooltips can be associated with almost every page element under the “content” tab
  • Tooltips accept html and recognize line breaks (for faster text insertion)
  • Tooltips anchors have a class so can be customized via css
  • glz_custom_fields compatible
  • should work with txp 4.2, 4.0.8 and with a one-line mod, even with previous txp versions

Installation

Download contains three files:

  • The plugin
  • The jquery qtips plugin
  • The licence for qtips

Upload qtips in a location of your choice (defaults is in “js” directory)
Install, activate the plugin and visit “extensions” > “bot_admin_tooltips”

Download v. 0.4

Last edited by redbot (2010-02-14 16:43:05)

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#2 2009-10-01 00:06:37

uli
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Re: bot_admin_tooltips

Geez, incredibly obvious idea! Why isn’t that invented since ages?

Thanks, redbot, my new toy :)


In bad weather I never leave home without wet_plugout, smd_where_used and adi_form_links

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#3 2009-10-01 00:10:17

woof
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Posts: 127

Re: bot_admin_tooltips

Wow, this is wonderful — really useful, thanks

It works perfectly for me in Safari but doesn’t appear to work in FF 3.5.3 — the [?] doesn’t appear and nothing happens when you click or hover, not sure what the prob is?

Thanks again — this one will be a great hit with clients.

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#4 2009-10-01 00:55:09

woof
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Re: bot_admin_tooltips

update – the Firedox error described above appears to be caused by glz_custom_fields — everything works fine if I disable it

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#5 2009-10-01 01:00:02

uli
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Re: bot_admin_tooltips

John, works perfectly in my 3.5.3. Mac.

this one will be a great hit with clients.

Yup! bot_qtips, Remora, and smd_admin_theme is a dream team :)


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#6 2009-10-01 01:06:55

woof
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Re: bot_admin_tooltips

uli wrote:

John, works perfectly in my 3.5.3. Mac.

Cheers Uli, it sounds like problem’s on my side — I’ll dig a little deeper, something else must be clashing

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#7 2009-10-01 01:16:50

uli
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Registered: 2006-08-15
Posts: 3,119

Re: bot_admin_tooltips

Sorry, had that dialogue open for some minutes before posting. But I can affirm the glz_cf issue on FF 3.5.3


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#8 2009-10-01 01:40:42

masa
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From: Reykjavik, Iceland
Registered: 2005-11-25
Posts: 1,079

Re: bot_admin_tooltips

Wow, this is a fantastic plugin to leave notes for users !!!

Combined with your bot_privs and bot_show_image, it makes things much easier.

Thank you, redbot!

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#9 2009-10-01 02:19:26

uli
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Registered: 2006-08-15
Posts: 3,119

Re: bot_admin_tooltips

… and now I have them both enabled and working, bot_admin_tooltips and glz_custom_fields. And yes, same Firefox as before. What have I done in the meantime? Umm … nothing valuable: Added an eleventh cf unintentionally, deleted it again, and edited and saved cf_3 instead. Thrilling.


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#10 2009-10-01 08:41:17

redbot
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Registered: 2006-02-14
Posts: 1,399

Re: bot_admin_tooltips

Thank you all,
regarding the problem with glz_custom and FF 3.5.3 can you give me more details (like which glz version are you using)?
This plugin was written primarly to work with glz and it should detect if and which version of glz is installed.
P.S. keep in mind that a sligh incompatibility (documented in plugins help) exists with hak_tinymce (which I’m often using): if you set “Show editor toggle:” to “yes” in its preferences then tooltips won’t show up under the “advanced” section of the “write” tab – all the rest will work ok though. This is a “slight” incompatibility for two reasons:
1) I always choose to not show editor toggle
2) the offending js code part of hak_tiny it’s causing other problems and hakjoon said a new version should be out soon.

Last edited by redbot (2009-10-01 08:50:49)

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