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Share Content - External Links Generate Excerpt Thumbnail (6 posts)

  1. kikimarie123
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is there a plugin out there that allows you to insert a link from any site and then it generates a thumbnail and excerpt. Just how when you insert a link on Facebook or LinkedIn, the thumbnail from the source and an excerpt of the post/article generates.

    I'm developing a community-based (private) website, via Buddypress, and I want users to be able to share links to interesting articles but I don't want it to be just a link. It would look weird and tacky. I was going to make an option to upload a PDF but I'd much rather have the Facebook/LinkedIn style of sharing external links.

    Anyone have any ideas? I've searched high and low...

  2. David Choi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have yet to see a plugin with that kind of feature, although have seen some commercial seens with similar features, to add content from the Frontend by URL or Pinning like Pinterest.

  3. nerdblurt
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am looking for the same thing! Mura CMS has something similar called IT Content. and I have a client that uses that now but I am making BuddyPress site for community for them and would love to be able to keep that function.

  4. nerdblurt
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just found this.. it seems like it could work

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/buddypress-links/

    it's not compatible but i'm going to give it a go.

  5. kikimarie123
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you! Its taking some re-coding but I think this is going to work nicely!

  6. nerdblurt
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have it. running on test site and it was working fine. I woulnd't mind an admin approve links Submitted.

    I'm not coder so I dont know where or jow to modify things. But I do like to try.

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