Bootstrap Popover

Bootstrap Popover Plugin

The Popover Plugin

The Popover plugin 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.

Click To Toggle Popover

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

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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Tip: You can also use the data-placement attribute with a value of "auto", which will let the browser decide the position of the popover. For example, if the value is "auto left", the popover will display on the left side when possible, otherwise on the right.

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.