Bootstrap 4 Popover

Bootstrap 4 Popover

The Popover component is similar to tooltips; it is a pop-up box that appears when the user clicks on an element. The difference is that the popover can contain much more content.

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How To Create a Popover

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

Use the title attribute to specify the header text of the popover, and use the data-content attribute to specify the text that should be displayed inside the popover's body:

<a href="#" data-toggle="popover" title="Popover Header" data-content="Some content inside the popover">Toggle popover</a>

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

The following code will enable all popovers in the document:


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Positioning Popovers

By default, the popover will appear on the right side of the element.

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


<a href="#" title="Header" data-toggle="popover" data-placement="top" data-content="Content">Click</a>
<a href="#" title="Header" data-toggle="popover" data-placement="bottom" data-content="Content">Click</a>
<a href="#" title="Header" data-toggle="popover" data-placement="left" data-content="Content">Click</a>
<a href="#" title="Header" data-toggle="popover" data-placement="right" data-content="Content">Click</a>
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Closing Popovers

By default, the popover is closed when you click on the element again. However, you can use the data-trigger="focus" attribute which will close the popover when clicking outside the element:


<a href="#" title="Dismissible popover" data-toggle="popover" data-trigger="focus" data-content="Click anywhere in the document to close this popover">Click me</a>
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Tip: If you want the popover to be displayed when you move the mouse pointer over the element, use the data-trigger attribute with a value of "hover":


<a href="#" title="Header" data-toggle="popover" data-trigger="hover" data-content="Some content">Hover over me</a>
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Complete Bootstrap Popover Reference

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