WP Wiki Tooltip


Adds explaining tooltips querying their content from a MediaWiki installation, e.g. Wikipedia.org. Therefore shortcodes can be used in Posts and Pages to mark keywords and link them to public Wiki pages. The well-known package of Tooltipster is used to create the nice and themable tooltips.

Main features of the current version are:

  • Setup at least one wanted Wiki base and several other options at a backend page
  • Integrate the Wiki tooltip in Posts and Pages using a handy popup in Gutenberg editor or simple shortcodes
  • Shortcodes can be created by a TinyMCE plugin, too


  • Wiki Tooltips Settings – Base Settings (top): manage several Wiki URLs
  • Wiki Tooltips Settings – Base Settings (bottom): set some options how to show tooltips
  • Wiki Tooltips Settings – Error Handling: set some Error Handling options
  • Wiki Tooltips Settings – Designs: set designs, stylings, and animations of tooltips
  • Wiki Tooltips Settings – Thumbnails: enable and style thumbnails
  • Create tooltips in all Gutenberg rich-text components
  • Integrate the plugin by shortcodes in posts and pages, too
  • Use the TinyMCE plugin to get help by a popup form – also available in the Gutenberg’s Classic Block
  • See nice and helpful tooltips


  1. Find Wiki tooltip plugin in the “Add Plugins” page within your WordPress installation or Upload the Wiki tooltip plugin to your blog,
  2. Activate it,
  3. Create at least one Wiki base and review the global options on the settings page
  4. Add some tooltips and / or shortcodes to your Posts and Pages, and
  5. See nice and helpful tooltips where ever you like


Can I use any Wiki installation as base for my tooltips?

Sure, as long as the used installation provides an API structured like the API of MediaWiki it will work perfectly! You can use one of the public Wikipedias or setup your own Wiki URL.

Can I use several Wikis at the same time within my WordPress?

Since version 1.4.0 the plugin provides the opportunity to manage multiple Wiki URLs! The wanted Wiki can be chosen via an attribute in the shortcode.

Am I able to style the links to Wiki pages in another way than all other links in the blog?

Yes, you can define extra CSS style properties that are used at all links to Wiki pages!

Can I disable tooltips for mobile access?

Since version 1.7.0 you can define a minimum screen width that is necessary to show the tooltips!

Can I use the content of a certain section instead the complete Wiki page?

Since version 1.9.0 you can request a section by its title (anchor) using an extra attribute of the shortcode (section="anchor-of-section")!


February 2, 2024
Using WP Wiki Tooltip for a few years now with my own wiki. Setup is easy and the design is customizable. Dev responds quickly to feedback. Thanks!
December 2, 2020 3 replies
I guess this plugin could use some updates, but I’m not complaining because on my well updated sites this plugin still works as it’s supposed to. I really love those pop-up text boxes that makes the links so much cooler than just merely linking a word or image.
November 4, 2019 1 reply
This plugin does exactly what it says and does it extremely well and on top of that you can even show entries from wiktionary!
October 19, 2017
Modern, Simple, Perfect Thank you for writing this plugin who gives 1 star should learn before posting … this is a PERFECT plugin
June 29, 2017 4 replies
Cannot add a tooltip from the visual editor. Like JS isn’t working. Tried on fresh 4.8 installation.
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Contributors & Developers

“WP Wiki Tooltip” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Change log

The last three major releases are listed here, only. Find complete log of all changes in the extra changelog file!

2.0.0 – C6H14N2O2 | Lysine

Release Date – January 3rd, 2024

  • finally, the Gutenberg editor is supported, tooltips can easily be created in every rich-text component
  • content filtering of tooltips is improved especially for removing inline stylesheets

1.10.0 – C6H13NO2 | Leucine

Release Date – December 5th, 2020

  • the backend page is splitted into several tabs to have more space for some new settings in the future
  • all dynamic JavaScript code that was printed in HTML is moved into static JS files to avoid problems with other plugins
  • all JavaScript is improved by removing small mistakes and minor hitches
  • the used Tooltipster plugin is updated to its version 4.2.8
  • some improvements for binding external resources

1.9.0 – C6H13NO2 | Isoleucine

Release Date – January 1st, 2019

  • sections of Wiki pages can be used for tooltips, now (use shortcode attribute section="anchor-of-section")
  • the used Tooltipster plugin is updated to its version 4.2.6
  • a new option is available to set the animation how the tooltip appears
  • the new JavaScript I18N Support was implemented for the Classic-Block of Gutenberg