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Auto-Generate Facebook-style Link Preview when inserting URL into Editor

  1. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Administrator

    Because this is something Youtube built in to their API :) In order for WordPress to do this for all URLs, it requires an API of some sort, be it a library in WP or something in the other site, that allows it.

    Which not everyone has.

    Facebook can afford to do it because they're in full control of everything, from server resources on down through security. This is something that could be riskier for shared hosted sites, so it's currently best left as a plugin to a service that does this.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  2. bloggy2013
    Member

    We ended up building our own plugin which allows users a choice to enter a new article. They can either submit/write a new article or they can enter a URL which pulls in the image, title and first few lines using opengraph.

    Posted: 1 year ago #

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    This is plugin territory