Support » Plugin: Link Library » Feature Request: Thumbnail generation

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  • Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre

    (@jackdewey)

    I read through the code, and this will create a local thumbnail from an image based on a URL, it will not create a website thumbnail. Creating a site thumbnail is much more complicated since you basically need to render the web site in memory, then generate a thumbnail from that image.

    Thread Starter hdsouza

    (@hdsouza)

    Hi Yannick,
    I believe that is what is needed correct — create a local thumbnail from an image based on a URL. To be specific I was referring to the Button “Generate thumbnail and store locally” on the Edit Link page. i believe it would grab the image from the “Image URL” field and generate the thumbnail and store it in the “uploads/link-library-images/” folder. Right.

    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre

    (@jackdewey)

    Yes, that code would take an existing image from a site, and make a thumbnail of it. But that would just be a single image from a page, not an image of the entire page! The current thumbnail feature uses third-party services to generate images from the entire site. That takes much more than a few lines of code.

    Thread Starter hdsouza

    (@hdsouza)

    I guess it would depend on the use. I am thinking though that you would have clients would use linklibrary to reference actual posts ( and link to an actual image) versus websites.

    Also I am seeing that even if we put in the link to an actual image in “Image URL” and then click on “Generate thumbnail and store locally”, it would not create a thumbnail of the current image but of the website. Was that the correct intent?
    Thanks, Hilario

    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre

    (@jackdewey)

    Worry for the lack of response. Yes, that is the correct intent. If you want a small image, you should resize it outside of WordPress and import the image at the correct resolution.

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