Stephen Harris is a fellow contributor to the Envato network who has contributed a number of solid articles the most recent of which covers WordPress Admin Pointers.
For those who are unfamiliar, WordPress Admin Pointers are the tooltips with the blue headers that usually appear when you first install WordPress, or that some plugins have begun to display upon initial activation.
Generally speaking, they are meant to prompt users for how to get started with certain features of WordPress, or are meant to guide users through setting up a plugin or other extension.
Stephen’s article hits on a number of key points all of which are relevant and I think are worth noting regardless of your level of experience.
In his article, Stephen covers:
- Why you should be careful in using WordPress admin pointers (as they are still in early stages!)
- Why you should use them sparingly
Overall, you should be able to walk away from this article being able to integrate them into any project that you’re currently building or planning to build.