Attribute and Custom Options Description Tooltip for Magento

This extension will improve usability of a Magento store by utilizing description pop-ups for attributes and custom options.
Compatible with Magento CE 1.4.x - 1.9.x; Magento EE 1.6.x - 1.14.x
Module Version 3.5.0

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Attribute and Custom Options Description Tooltip for Magento


This extension is an elder brother of our Attribute Description Tooltip extension. With this extension you can add descriptions/hints/pop-ups to any attribute or custom option. When an attribute (or custom option) has a description, it will have an info icon created next to it. When the icon is hovered, a tooltip will popup with a description in it. This will save space on the page, and the design will remain clean, as those descriptions will become visible only when the customer needs them.

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On front-end:
  • Main! Tooltips can be added to Attribute Titles and Attribute’s options
  • Main! Tooltips can be added to Custom Options Titles and Custom Options Items
  • Main! Static text descriptions (no icon will be displayed) can be added to Attribute and Custom Options Titles*.
    Description won’t show up in orders, invoices and shopping cart. For example: Size (choose the size).
  • Descriptions can be shown on catalog page or/and on product page.
  • Custom options tooltip is visible even when the mouse pointer moves away from info icon to the tooltip area. This means that now you can select/copy the content of tooltip, also the links are clickable.
On back-end:
  • Customize how the content of the description looks like with the WYSIWYG editor.
  • Upload a custom info icon.
  • Use different descriptions for different Store Views.
  • Add attribute descriptions for configurable products.
  • Choose when the tooltip is shown: on hover over the icon, on click on the icon, or on hover over the entire attribute line.
  • Specify desired custom options tooltip positioning (on the right / on the left / on the top/ on the bottom).
  • Turn on/off fade effect.
  • Create custom options tooltip templates. You won't need to copy and paste the same descriptions again and again. Just select the right template for custom options help text and it will be auto filling the description box.
  • All extension's code is open source

Compare the Extensions

Features Attribute Description Tooltip Attribute & Custom Options Description Tooltip
Ability to add descriptions both to custom option titles and to custom options items. X V
Custom Options Snippets functionality to create description templates, and assign them to any custom option X V
Ability to add descriptions to Attribute's Options X V
Displaying descriptions on Compare Products page. X V
Ability to add static descriptions to Attribute and Custom Options Titles. Example: Color (your static description) X V


Great Extension - Even Better Support
(Posted on Feb 29, 2016 by AntJohnston)

The extension itself is very useful for improving users experience on my store and helping the buying process. Even more impressive was the very fast support that I received. I had an issue with the extension and my template clashing, so I emailed support. The reply came within AN HOUR and the problem was fixed without hassle within A DAY.
Very nice plugin and great support!
(Posted on Aug 13, 2015 by UP2media)

We use this and some other extensions in the shop, which had some "collision".
The support department solved this for us. Super!
Worth it!
(Posted on Aug 13, 2015 by MDL Online )

Even after multiple template issues due to a custom template, the developers have helped to resolve all problems and went the last mile to make me happy! Would recommend to all!
Customer Support will take a week
(Posted on Aug 13, 2015 by miked2500)

The extension was installed, it did not work from the start, admin panel was not showing the feature. This extension actually deleted already setup "custom options" for products already listed, so be careful or you will have to redo them.
I contacted the support center, as they say "Free customer support" and "free bug fixing". I stated admin panel is not showing the feature, got a reply "Because there is no such feature in the extension which you bought." - Asked what the extensions does offer, got a reply with a link to the extensions product page, stating "Please find the table of comparison here - So you get tips what the difference" - difference to what? - Sent another email, no reply, finally caught live support in the morning, told me a ticket was opened. Note; live support, will not answer and wait it out till their work day is over and sign out without answering you. After all of the this, admin panel now shows up, but my answered are still not answered.
I suggest "Advanced Product Options Magento Extension" - its more money, but way more options, and customer service is on point, Mageworx extension also offers Attribute and Custom Options Description Tooltip
Very usefull extension
(Posted on Aug 13, 2015 by wfleuren)

Very usefull extension and great support after customizing ! Thanks!
Fantastic extension with amazing support!
(Posted on Dec 19, 2014 by webtexfan)

This extension has allowed us to provide greater product details, with descriptive information for custom builds and options. While there were a few small issues with implementation, the Webtex team worked on them quickly and had this up-and-running in no time. We highly recommend this extension and the team at Webtex!
Great extension and excellent support!
(Posted on Nov 20, 2014 by JohnnyCash)

This extension is one of the most useful ones we've found for creating rich product descriptions with configurable products. While it doesn't appear to be fully compatible with Magento 1.9, the support team worked on the problem and fixed it in less than 12 hours. We highly recommend it and the team at WebTex!
Very useful extension
(Posted on Apr 09, 2014 by vtexvsi )

This extension was exactly what I needed. I was looking for a more visual way of explaining attributes for certain products and this extension does what I need and more. Ran into a couple of minor issues with the extension and my theme but the developer quickly got the issues fixed up.

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Excellent Support. Very Good Extension
(Posted on Mar 19, 2014 by Medicaleshop)

We use the extension for custom options and it works great. Good support.
Excellent support and extension
(Posted on Jun 24, 2013 by nobodev )

Had few smaller issues that were fixed quick and easy. Very nice and professional support - thank you Alex! :-)
Very recommended!
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Does the job... great support!
(Posted on Jun 24, 2013 by DK-CONFERO)

In the beginning we had an issue but Webtex helped us out fast and even pointed us to a problem with server caching which was in our end.
We use the extension for custom options and it works great.
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Recommended tooltip extension
(Posted on Aug 13, 2012 by Jd)

Great support and allowed us to provide more descriptive information with pictures for customers for each of the upgrades and options we offer for building a custom hot tub cover.

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Great extension with good support
(Posted on May 03, 2012 by Bo)

Great extension that helps our customers browsing the catalogue and understand the attributes.
You can easily set descriptions for each store and administration and even use images. The extension gives the ability to explain each option of the attribute.
Had few problems with pre-installed extensions that was solved professionally by the support.
Thank you for this extension.
Well recommended.
(Posted on Nov 17, 2011 by wardworthltd)

Purchased this extension from Webtex on Monday and it was fully installed and merged with our existing extensions by Thursday. Great job! Well recommended.
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: new feature added.
: bug fixed.
  • Version 2.0.0
    First release
  • Version 2.1.0 .
    Minor fixes.
  • Version 3.0.0 .
    Ability to add descriptions to Attribute's Options.
    Displaying options descriptions in the Layered Navigation and on the Product View page.
  • Version 3.1.0 .
    Displaying descriptions for multiple values of attributes.
  • Version 3.2.0 .
    Displaying descriptions in Layered Navigation on Search Page and on Compare Products page.
  • Version 3.3.0 .
    Ability to add static descriptions to Attribute and Custom Options Titles. Example: Color (your static description)
  • Version 3.4.0 .
    Ability to display Tooltip on click the whole line for custom options

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Working with Extension

  1. Extension Admin Options

    To adjust the appearance of this extension navigate to System→Configuration→Webtex→Attribute Description Tooltip. There you will find options, reflected on Screenshot 1.

    • Activate Description Tooltip field lets admin to choose whether he wants to enable this extension for Layered Nav and/or Product Page, or to disable it.
    • Tooltip Positioning field has 10 options of tooltip positioning.
    • Fade Effect
    • Change Default Icon gives an ability to upload an Info icon of your choice to conform to website design.
  2. Adding Description for an Attribute

    To add a description for a given attribute:

    • Go to Admin Panel and navigate to Catalog→Attributes→Manage Attributes.
    • Select from the list an attribute you want to add description for.
    • Now on the Edit Product Attribute page click on Manage Description tab.
    • From there you will be able to input attribute description for your store views: Screenshot 2.
  3. Using Attribute Description in Layered Navigation and on Product Page

    If you’ve selected to display tooltips in Layered Navigation, then the result of adding description in section 2 will look like as follows (when user cursor is over the Info icon): Screenshot 3.

    On the product page it will look like on the Screenshot 4

  4. Attribute Description for Custom Options

    In order to add descriptions to custom options:

    • Go to Catalog→Manage Products.
    • Select the desired product from the list.
    • Now on the Product Information page select Custom Options tab. There you will find Description field were you will want to add your content (Screenshot 5).
    • It is possible to add descriptions both for custom options title, and for custom options themselves.

    On the screenshot above besides new 'Description' fields, you can also see 'Snippets' dropdown controls. With these custom options snippets you can add a description from a template. This is very useful when you have a lot of products that have similar custom options with similar meanings. How to create those snippet templates you can read below.

    On the product page custom option description will look like on Screenshot 6

  5. Creating and Using Custom Options Snippets

    In the 4-th section we mentioned Snippets. They are used as templates for custom options titles and for custom options themselves. To add/edit those snippets in Admin Panel go to Catalog->Custom Options Snippets.
    After a snippet is created, it will be possible to add it to any custom options description for any product. Snippet's name will appear in the 'Snippets' dropdown from the Screenshot 5.

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