How to Add Tooltips in WordPress Posts/Pages (Simple Way)

If you are looking for a way to show extra information about something on your WordPress site, you can use a tooltip.

A tooltip is a small box that appears with information when hovering the mouse over a specified area of a site. It’s the best way to show information about something without using extra space.

When it comes to adding tooltips in WordPress, you have two choices. You can either use coding or a plugin for adding tooltips.

Using code is a bit difficult if you don’t have coding skills. It’s better to use a tooltip plugin. Here we will show you how to add tooltips in WordPress using a plugin.

Adding Tooltips in WordPress

There are a handful number of tooltip plugins available in the WordPress arena. Here we will use the CM Tooltip Glossary plugin. It’s the most popular tooltip plugin for WordPress. It has both free and premium versions.

Step 1: Install CM Tooltip Glossary

First, let’s install the plugin. Go to your WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New and search for ‘CM Tooltip Glossary’. Then install and activate the plugin.

Step 2: Add Tooltip

After activating the plugin, navigate to CM Tooltip Glossary > Add New.

Step 3: Write Tooltip Details

In the next step, write the word for the tooltip in the title field and write the details in the description field. And hit the publish button.

So I have added a new glossary named ‘WordPress’. Now whenever I write ‘WordPress’ in any post or page, it will automatically show the tooltip everywhere. 

By default, it will create a link for the glossary word which is not necessary. To disable it, navigate to CM Tooltip Glossary > Settings > Glossary Term tab and check ‘Remove link to the glossary term page’.

Scroll a bit and click on the ‘Save Changes’ button.

So that’s how you can add a tooltip in WordPress using the CM Tooltip Glossary plugin.


Hope this tutorial helped you to add tooltip to your WordPress posts/pages. If you have any questions regarding this, feel free to ask via comment.

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