Visual Link Preview


Easily create a Facebook-like link preview for any link on your website. You can choose the image and text to display and create your very own custom template.

Compatible with both the Classic and Gutenberg Editor using shortcodes and blocks.

This plugin is in active development. Feel free to contact us with any feature requests or ideas.


  • Click on the "Visual Link Preview" button in the Visual Editor to add a new link preview.
  • Use the modal to create the exact link preview you want to use.
  • Click on the shortcode preview to edit the link.
  • A simple link preview will show up in your blog post/page.


  1. Upload the visual-link-preview directory (directory included) to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Use the new Visual Link Preview icon in the visual editor


Do you offer any support?

Yes! We pride ourselves on offering awesome support and almost always answer support questions within 24 hours. Send us an email at whenever you have a question or suggestion!


Not what I was looking for but I may use this instead

Great, easy to use plugin.

I was looking for a plugin that would give me a preview of a product when hovering over a product url. Exactly like the wikipedia does now.

I thought this did that but after installing it, I found it created a clean preview box anywhere in a post or another product which looks great. I think I’ll just stick with this.

Took less than 5 minutes to create a product preview box on another product page inlcuding the time it took to install the plugin. Super easy to use.

Thanks to the developer for this great plugin.

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Contributors & Developers

“Visual Link Preview” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Improvement: Convert shortcode to Gutenberg block
  • Fix: WordPress 5.0 compatibility


  • Feature: Fetch information from external link using Open Graph


  • Improvement: Gutenberg 3.3 compatibility


  • Improvement: Gutenberg 2.6.0 compatibility for the VLP block


  • Feature: New block for Gutenberg compatibility
  • Feature: Use nofollow and open in new tab for external links
  • Improvement: Better handling of encoding


  • Fix: Prevent overwriting first link in post when editing a newly added link


  • Fix: Problem with encoding unicode characters


  • Feature: Template system


  • Very first version of this link preview plugin