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Text Hover v2.2

I’d like to announce the official release of the updated Text Hover plugin (v2.2) for WordPress.

Add hover text to regular text in posts. Handy for providing explanations of names, terms, phrases, and acronyms mentioned in your blog.

This release introduces various fixes to the pattern matching criteria to allow for things like finding shortcuts that are book-ended by braces, brackets, parentheses, and single and double quotes (plain and curly), not matching text within tag attributes (a recently reported bug). Also, it is now easier to programmatically add/change the text hover shortcuts by using the newly introduced ‘c2c_text_hover_option_text_to_hover’ filter.

The plugin’s official homepage is located at :

Comments welcome on this post for this version of the plugin. Comments will be closed once this release has been superseded by another.

Read more for a detailed ChangeLog of the release.

Detailed ChangeLog

These are the detailed changes, which may or may not make sense to you depending on your familiarity with the previous features and internals of the plugin.

  • Fixed bug that allowed text within tag attributes to be potentially replaced
  • Fixed bug that prevented case sensitivity-related option from being taken into account
  • Removed ‘case_sensitive’ argument from text_replace() function since it is controlled by a setting
  • Changed pattern matching criteria to allow text-to-be-hovered to be book-ended on either side with single or double quotes (either plain or curly), square brackets, curly braces, or parentheses
  • Added ability to filter text hover shortcuts via ‘c2c_text_hover_option_text_to_hover’
  • Changed the number of rows for textarea input from 5 to 15
  • Changed plugin_basename to be a class variable initialized during constructor
  • Removed use of single-use temp variable (and instead directly used the value it was holding)
  • Minor code reformatting (mostly spacing)

7 replies on “Text Hover v2.2”

Plugin looks great but I have an issue. When I click “Save Changes” I am redirected to the login page and the address bar has a redirect URL in it – unfortunately the address is wrong. I have in a folder of domain1 ( = and for some reason it’s trying to redirect to…

I’ve checked all my setting so I can only assume the fault it with the geniuses at so my question. How to I disable this last authentication check?


great plugin. I exactly looking for one like this, but with the possibilty to show a picture. I want to realisre a list of a soccer team and if I’m over a players name, his portrait and some short informations are shown..
Is something like that easy to realise?

Yash: Hmm, there’s aren’t any extra authentication checks for saving the plugin’s settings. I’ll have to do some investigation; the issue may be the plugin improperly dealing with the way you have your domain setup under the other domain.

Hausi: I am not personally aware of another plugin that does what you want, though there may be one out there. The capabilities you describe are something I have on my to-do list for a future release of this plugin. No timeframe or promises for you though.

I was very excited when I found your plugin because it was exactly what I was looking for. I downloaded it, activated it and went to the settings page and entered the text in the format that you instructed but it is not working.
Any suggestions

Andrea, Steffers: There will be an update to the plugin soon which will address any compatibility issues and known bugs.

Steffers: Any specific issue you’ve encountered, or were you just checking if it is compatible with WP 2.9 yet?

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