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Keyword Tooltips


Adriano Faria

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Keyword Tooltips


Allows you to define certain key words or phrases which, when displayed on the forum, can be hovered over to get a popup with more information which you have defined. This popup can contain whatever content you like, such as definitions of terms, YouTube videos, links to more information about the term, etc.
 
Currently, the following different types of content will support these keywords:

  • Forum posts while viewing topics
  • Forum posts while viewing the Posts tab in profiles
  • Forum topics while viewing the Topics tab in profiles
  • Status updates and replies
  • Comments made in any application which uses the standard comment skin templates
  • Blog entries while viewing the Blogs application
  • Blog entries while viewing the Blogs tab in profiles
  • Calendar events inside the Calendar application
  • Articles and Database entries inside the Content application
  • File descriptions in the Downloads application
  • Image descriptions in the Gallery application
  • Articles in the Tutorials application
  • Shouts in the Shoutbox application

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Quite an interesting hook. Could come useful for my site as my users always ask the meaning of specific terms we use while troubleshooting problems.

Is it possible to enable or disable the hook in specific forums? For example i have a total of 12 categories on my board and only 4 of them would need something like this. Can i restrict the hook to work on these four forums/categories only?

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You can currently show the link to the wikipedia entry now if you wanted. If you're wanting the text of that article pulled in automatically, that's not very likely. In order to make that work, some service unique to wikipedia would need written. While that is certainly possible, it would only work for wikipedia, and if I did that then people would want similar things for other sites, like dictionary.com, imdb, amazon, etc. Different services would need to be rewritten for each of those.

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You can currently show the link to the wikipedia entry now if you wanted. If you're wanting the text of that article pulled in automatically, that's not very likely. In order to make that work, some service unique to wikipedia would need written. While that is certainly possible, it would only work for wikipedia, and if I did that then people would want similar things for other sites, like dictionary.com, imdb, amazon, etc. Different services would need to be rewritten for each of those.

Michael, to do the Wikipedia integration you can use this script: http://wikipedia-api-script.com/

I prefer not to give CP access to any user, regardless of permission. Please consider adding this functionality to your hook as it would greatly extend its reach.

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Like I said, though, if I add that to pull wikipedia content, then others are going to ask for similar functionality for other services. This app wasn't written with the idea that it would pull this content from any place other than the info you are providing it.

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Like I said, though, if I add that to pull wikipedia content, then others are going to ask for similar functionality for other services. This app wasn't written with the idea that it would pull this content from any place other than the info you are providing it.

Michael,

I want my users to be able to contribute. This Tooltip hook would be very useful to me if you create an interface for a selected usergroup to be able to add key words and the description.

I meant for you to add the functionality I requested on my first post on this thread. I really would like to see that. I don't really care about the Wikipedia.

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I believe wikipedia idea is quite good actually.

Don't throw this out just yet Michael :) you can make an exception for that. and if other people want to pull from somewhere else - charge them for the initial introduction and programming and later include it in the app for everybody. end of story. win-win.

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