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HotSpots from Stacks4Stacks has been around for a while now – since 2014 to be precise. At that time, I didn't review HotSpots myself, but published a guest post from Will Woodgate. Will has just given the stack a spring clean and released it as version 3. It has been greatly improved over previous versions.

HotSpots began life as a free stack. The free version is still available, but if you're going to use hot spots more than once, you'll find the pro version much easier to use!

What are hotspots, I hear you ask. Hotspots are active areas positioned over an image. They can be activated to display information, when the mouse hovers over them, or they can contain an external link that is activated on mouse click. The external link may, of course, be a lightbox or a gallery that opens on the same page.
A word of warning – If you have a previous version of HotSpots installed, uninstall it before you install the new version to avoid conflicts.

HotSpotsPro
Stack Settings.
The stack settings have been greatly simplified since the original version – in part, of course, due to the release of Stacks3.
When you drop HotSpots onto a Stacks page, you'll see a container with an 'add child' + button.
I recommend that you first add an image to the image well in the settings panel. The image may be local, or warehoused.

Once you have an image loaded, you can begin to add your hotspots by clicking the + button.
The main stack's settings will allow you to set up the general appearance of the hotspots. The very first setting is Edit Highlight. This is the highlight colour of the hotspot that you are currently editing – it makes it more obvious in edit mode, which of your 50 spots is currently active.
Lightbox – when activated, will enable the following lightbox settings:
Gallery adds next and previous arrows to the lightbox, enabling users to move to the next, or previous image.
Content Type is set to Auto[detect] by default. The options are AJAX, iFrame, Images, Inline, or Video. The lightbox function is demonstrated on the HotSpots product page.
Effect offers seven options for the image changes.
Next follow the colour options for the Window Shade, Title Fill and Title text.
Toggle will allow your visitor to toggle the annotations on and off to view the main image undisturbed.
Toggle Button and Toggle Fill let you set the colours for said toggle. The instruction text may be freely defined.
Tooltips – the hotspot info that is displayed on hover – may be deactivated.
The hotspots may display an icon which may be an image, or a font awesome icon. Place Icon Bottom Centre does just as it says.
The next eight settings are for the tooltip appearance.
Then finally, you will find the settings for the HotsSpot Global Styling and Mouse Cursor.

Once you have activated your first hotspot, you can click it (a great advantage over previous versions) and check the settings panel again.
The first settings are for the positioning, in percent, from the Left and from the Top of the image.
Then you have the Width, the Height and the Tooltip Position, the HotSpot Link settings, the Title Text and the Content Or Icon.
These settings are all best made in preview mode.

Each of the hotspots can be set to Custom Settings – an override that allows you to set the Background Fill, Borders and the Content settings individually for each HotSpot.

HotSpotsPro 3 is a great improvement over previous versions and well worth taking a look at.

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