WP Link Preview

Description

This plugin will add a button to your post/page editor which can be used to generate and embed a link preview for a given URL. The link preview consists of a title, description and image which will result in a similar look as sharing a link on Facebook.

The link preview can also be generated with shortcode: [wplinkpreview url=””]

Screenshots

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Installation

  1. Uncompress the download package
  2. Upload the folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Uncompress the download package
  2. Upload the folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

Reviews

Great for posting links by email

This was exactly what I was looking for to post links to a blog by email, using the WP Link Preview shortcode.

There are a few little issues, like ” showing up as ?, but these are not a problem for me.

Thanks!

Works great!

This plugin works fine for me. I had to edit my .conf file on my DigitalOcean droplet since I am using Content Security Policies, so the images would show up.

Here is the post that I tried with the plugin. https://appsbytravis.com/adobe-spark-first-creation/.

If I am not allowed to post links, let me know, as this is my first review for a plugin, so yea. 🙂

Good plugin

The plugin works fine almost 100% and I’m happy about it, because I’ve been searching for something like this for a long time.
Sometimes it does not import images from the link, but probably it depends from the sites I link.
Good job 🙂

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Contributors & Developers

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

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Changelog

1.4.1

  • Remove ‘user-agent’ from HTTP request to fetch preview

1.4

  • Fix character encoding issues
  • Use ‘og:url’ when possible to display the source URL
  • Validate favicon url to ensure its a valid absolute URL

1.3

  • Ability to generate link preview using shortcode (ex. [wplinkpreview url=”wordpress.org”])

1.2

  • Batch input of URLs to generate links previews for
  • Show loading message while link preview is being fetched

1.1

  • Remove output of extra HTML when any or all meta data does not exist