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URL2Picture Screenshots


This plugins allows to easily embed thumbnails or full-page screenshots taken in any major browser of any website into your blog. It uses the service URL2Picture to generate the screenshots.

The plugin includes a caching functionality and allows to configure viewport-size, thumbnail-size, screenshot delay and screenshot cropping.

Basic usage

You can use a shortcut to embed screenshots into any post:

[url2picture browser=CHROME32 width=VIEWPORT_WIDTH height=VIEWPORT_HEIGHT thumbnail_width=THUMBNAIL_WIDTH thumbnail_height=THUMBNAIL_HEIGHT delay=DELAY crop_height=CROP_HEIGHT crop_width=CROP_WIDTH][/url2picture]


A few usage examples:

[url2picture][/url2picture] This shortcut will display a orginal-size and full-page screenshot of

[url2picture thumbnail_width=300][/url2picture] This shortcut will display a 300 pixel wide thumbnail of

[url2picture thumbnail_width=300 crop_height=100 delay=1000][/url2picture] This shortcut will display a 300 pixel wide thumbnail cropped to a height of 100 pixel. The screenshot will be taken 1000ms after page load is finished.


The installation is simple:

  1. Upload url2picture-screenshots.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Open the ‘URL2Picture’ settings menu and enter API-Key and Secret
  4. Optional: Activate or deactivate the cache function in the settings menu
  5. Start adding the shortcut [url2picture] to your posts

If you use the cache please make sure that the folder ‘wp-content/url2picture’ is writeable.


What features are planned in future versions?

  • Please send any ideas, bug reports or feature request at

More information

Visit URL2Picture

Contributors & Developers

“URL2Picture Screenshots” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • Initial plugin: Settings page, screenshot API, cache functionality