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Get Remote URL Info

Description

Get Remote URL Info adds a button to the TinyMCE editor, which helps adding information about remote URLs. It will open a popup where you can enter the URL and fetches the information (title, description and images) like Facebok or Google+. You can select the desired image as well. When you confirm, the image is uploaded to you server and a DIV with the information is added in your post. Because the information is added into the post, you can edit it as you want, customizing the way it is displayed.

This is the first version of this plugin. If people like it, I can improve by adding an admin page with options, some additional functionality and translations. You can give feedback in the plugin page.

Translations

Get Remote URL Info is available in:

  • English – default –

Screenshots

  • Additional TinyMCE button
  • Popup to fetch URL information
  • How it appears in the post, using the default styling

Installation

  1. Use WordPress to search and donwload the extension or extract ‘get-remote-url-info.zip’ contents into ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Check TinyMCE if the additional button is there

FAQ

How do I change the styling of the DIV?

You can overwrite the default CSS styles (future versions will contain options for this):
.grui-url-info{border:1px solid #ccc;margin-top:10px;background:#fff;overflow:hidden;padding:10px}
.grui-url-description{margin-top:10px}
.grui-url-image{float:left;margin:10px 10px 10px 0}

How do I change the image size?

The image is resized according to your WordPress settings. Check Settings > Media in your WordPress admin.

Why my images are cropped?

Once again, the image is cropped according to your WordPress settings. Check Settings > Media in your WordPress admin.

What happens with the copyright of the external title/description/images?

The owner of remote title, description and images is the remote website’s owner/editor. That’s why you should always reference back to the orignial link when using their content.

Contributors & Developers

“Get Remote URL Info” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “Get Remote URL Info” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.0

  • First version of the plugin

1.0.1

  • Fix in the uploaded image title for the Media Library