With WordPress version 3.3 comes with the Feature Pointer a well-known idea from other tools. We know this for example from Gmail or Google Doc where they notice you of new features, in which they point with bubbles to these new features. In WordPress 3.3, the Admin Bar has been redesigned successfully - I think - and this is the first time the feature pointer points to it.
<code> add_filter( 'show_wp_pointer_admin_bar', '__return_false' ); </code>
If you don't have the admin bar not active, then it won't show a feature pointer to it.
Also you can use the hooks to create your own feature pointer. Without adjustment in the design and position is the following simple example conceivable. If the position is changed, it is sufficient to adapt the script section JS-function
pointer() in the PHP function
get_content_in_wp_pointer(). The function
pointer() can be controlled by various parameters (
content, position, arrow) .
Please note: The implementation is based on a nightly build of WordPress, not the final Release 3.3 and thus might have some changes or other solutions are possible in a later version. Therefore, please validate according to the version of WordPress the solution. As a tip this should be enough - anything else is creativity and your skills.