Bootstrap Tooltip Plugin

The Tooltip Plugin

The Tooltip plugin is small pop-up box that appears when the user moves the mouse pointer over an element:

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Tip: Plugins can be included individually (using Bootstrap's individual "tooltip.js" file), or all at once (using "bootstrap.js" or "bootstrap.min.js").

How To Create a Tooltip

To create a tooltip, add the data-toggle="tooltip" attribute to an element.

Use the title attribute to specify the text that should be displayed inside the tooltip:

<a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" title="Hooray!">Hover over me</a>

Note: Tooltips must be initialized with jQuery: select the specified element and call the tooltip() method.

The following code will enable all tooltips in the document:


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Positioning Tooltips

By default, the tooltip will appear on top of the element.

Use the data-placement attribute to set the position of the tooltip on top, bottom, left or the right side of the element:


<a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="top" title="Hooray!">Hover</a>
<a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="bottom" title="Hooray!">Hover</a>
<a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="left" title="Hooray!">Hover</a>
<a href="#" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="right" title="Hooray!">Hover</a>
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Tip: You can also use the data-placement attribute with a value of "auto", which will let the browser decide the position of the tooltip. For example, if the value is "auto left", the tooltip will display on the left side when possible, otherwise on the right.

Complete Bootstrap Tooltip Reference

For a complete reference of all tooltip options, methods and events, go to our Bootstrap JS Tooltip Reference.