Hints enables you to provide a better UX with respect to links/topics. Some keywords/words, need more explanation or/and external resources to be explained further, if the user needs to know more. Normally, you would achieve this by creating a link/anchor to that resource. Hints, makes it possible for your users to get additional information, about a topic/resource, without leaving your post. Too many links in a post, do spoil the broth.
- Small, Simple to use and install, lightweight.
- Uses jQuery, since WP comes bundled with it.
- No settings, no nothing. Just install and start using it.
- Shortcodes based.
- Two options to set within shortcodes. See the tutorial video below.
For Support and Feature Requests:
Use the comment box over at https://sojourner.co/blog/code/wp-plugin-hints.html
Use shortcodes within posts, as shown below.
[hints unique_id="hints"] A shortcode is a WordPress specific code, that lets you do all kinds of nauthy things. More about WordPress' shortcodes. [/hints] [hints unique_id="options" custom_text="info about options"] 'unique_id' identifies each infocard or hint uniquely. As the option name suggests, the id has to be unique. If not supplied, one is generated auto-magically for you. The other option is 'custom_text'. If this option is set, the default plus icon is not used. This option is only for convenience. Using this option, may prove to be redundant.[/hints]
Upload the Hints plugin to your blog, Activate it, then start using it. shortcodes based. No settings, no nothing.
Contributors & Developers
“Hints” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Release Date – 21st March, 2015
- Initial Release.