Overview

It's a simple jQuery popover plugin extended from Twitter Bootstrap's popover plugin that supports 4 positions, background color, title backgorund-color, font color and border color without using images.

Data Attributes "data-"

You can use the HTML5 data- attributes (provided in the API reference) of any HTML element to set the different properties of ggpopover.js.

<a href="#_"
        data-toggle="popover"
        data-placement="right"
        title="Popover title"
        data-content="And here's some amazing content. It's very engaging. Right?">
    Click to toggle popover
</a>
                                

This plugin uses the HTML5 data-api that enables to maintain the validaity of HTML code elements w.r.t W3C validation standards.

jQuery API method

The popover plugin generates content and markup on demand, and by default places popovers after their trigger element. Trigger the popover via JavaScript:

// code to initialize with defaults
$('[data-toggle="popover"]').ggpopover();

// "content-textcolor" parameter with value "#000000"
$('[data-toggle="popover"]').ggpopover({ 'content-textcolor' : '#000000' });

// multiple parameters
$('[data-toggle="popover"]').ggpopover({ 'content-textcolor' : "#000000", placement : "top" });
                                

API uses the default JSON based { key: value } comma-separated pairs of options to set the popover properties.

CSS

Include the ggpopover.css inside the <head> tags as shown below:

<link href="css/ggpopover.css" rel="stylesheet" />
                                

JavaScript

Add the ggpopover.js at the bottom of your HTML page just above the closing </body> tag.

<script type="text/javascript" src="js/ggpopover.js"></script>
                                

HTML

After you are done with including CSS and JavaScript files you can add the following HTML markup in your page body:

<a href="#_"
        data-toggle="popover"
        data-placement="right"
        title="Popover title"
        data-content="And here's some amazing content. It's very engaging. Right?">
    Click to toggle popover
</a>
                                

Usage

When you are done with adding above HTML markup code, you can call the ggpopover method over that tag:

$('[data-toggle="popover"]').ggpopover();
                                

You can insert the above code below the included ggpopover.js script.

Options

Options can be passed via data attributes or JavaScript. For data attributes, append the option name to data-, as in data-title-backcolor="".

Name type default description
animation boolean true apply a CSS fade transition to the popover
html boolean false Insert HTML into the popover. If false, jQuery's text method will be used to insert content into the DOM. Use text if you're worried about XSS attacks.
placement string | function 'top' how to position the popover - top | bottom | left | right | auto.
When "auto" is specified, it will dynamically reorient the popover. For example, if placement is "auto left", the popover will display to the left when possible, otherwise it will display right.
selector string false If a selector is provided, popover objects will be delegated to the specified targets.
title string | function '' default title value if title attribute isn't present
bordercolor string '#cccccc' Color name or Hex-code for setting the border color.
arrowcolor string '#ffffff' Color name or Hex-code for setting the arrow color.
title-backcolor string '#f7f7f7' Color name or Hex-code for setting the background color of title.
title-bordercolor string '#ebebeb' Color name or Hex-code for setting the border color of title.
title-textcolor string '#000000' Color name or Hex-code for setting the font color of title.
content-backcolor string '#ffffff' Color name or Hex-code for setting the background color of content.
content-textcolor string '#000000' Color name or Hex-code for setting the font color of content.
trigger string 'hover focus' how popover is triggered - click | hover | focus | manual. You may pass multiple triggers; separate them with a space.
delay number | object 0

delay showing and hiding the popover (ms) - does not apply to manual trigger type

If a number is supplied, delay is applied to both hide/show

Object structure is: delay: { show: 500, hide: 100 }

Data attributes for individual popovers

Options for individual popovers can alternatively be specified through the use of data attributes, as explained above.

Here are positions and color examples for ggpopover.js

Postions

Example - data-placement

Colors

title-backcolor title-bordercolor title-textcolor content-backcolor content-textcolor bordercolor arrowcolor preview
#0099cc #0099cc #ffffff #0099cc preview
#6633cc #6633cc #ffffff #6633cc preview
#990099 #990099 #ffffff #990099 preview
#0066cc #0066cc #ffffff #0066cc preview
#cc3333 #cc3333 #ffffff #cc3333 preview
#009900 #009900 #ffffff #009900 preview
#cc6633 #cc6633 #ffffff #cc6633 preview
#ccffff #33ffff #333333 #33ffff preview
#ccccff #9999ff #333333 #9999ff preview
#ffcccc #ff9999 #333333 #ff9999 preview
#99ccff #4d8ed0 #333333 #4d8ed0 preview
#ffcc99 #cc9999 #333333 #cc9999 preview
#cccccc #bbbbbb #444444 #eeeeee #888888 #bbbbbb #eeeeee preview
#990099 #990099 #ffffff #f1ddf1 #990099 #f1ddf1 preview
#0066cc #0066cc #ffffff #e0ebf6 #0066cc #e0ebf6 preview
#cc3333 #cc3333 #ffffff #f8ecec #cc3333 #f8ecec preview