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July 4, 2020 at 5:43 am #1351513Jon
Hey guys I don’t know what to call it, or what it is called, so I don’t know if this has already been addressed or not.
This is what I am wanting to know, and it is possible, because I have seen wordpress websites do it. One posted as an example below.
When you copy and paste a twitter link in to the editor, it fetches a clickable preview of the tweet. Same if you paste a link of a youtube video.
How can a link to a regular url be pasted in and do the same thing and fetch a clickable preview of a website?
For instance. If you look at this post at this website, https://hnewswire.com/there-is-no-actual-law-or-justice-in-the-b-e-a-s-t-system-birth-pains/ You will see several previews of other posts that you click on the headline or url and it opens it.
Is there a setting I am overlooking?
BTW I don’t use the new Gutenberg editor, I use the classic editor with TinyMCE Advanced.
Hope I made sense and you know what I am needing to know.
JonJuly 4, 2020 at 8:50 am #1351811DavidStaffCustomer Support
maybe this article will help?July 6, 2020 at 5:29 am #1353741Jon
I tried that plugin. It worked, but fetched the whole website instead of a preview with the post headline.July 6, 2020 at 6:19 am #1353788DavidStaffCustomer SupportJuly 6, 2020 at 7:31 am #1353881Jon
David I tried that, and it said it could not embed the url. I don’t use that Newfangled stuff. To confusing for this old dog! I am a classic guy!July 6, 2020 at 7:38 am #1353887Jon
Here is what I just realized. If you paste into the editor a url from the same domain, it will fetch a preview like I am talking about. Paste a url from another domain and it will only show the url text.
Trying to see if it does it here
Nope, just turns it into a clickable linkJuly 6, 2020 at 3:14 pm #1354486TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
We’ve turned that feature off in the forums.
I believe WordPress will try to fetch a preview, but it can fail (http to https etc..).
This topic might be useful: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/embeds-not-working-on-all-websites/July 6, 2020 at 3:26 pm #1354497Jon
Well thanks for the suggestions. Maybe one day WordPress will add that feature in.July 8, 2020 at 3:48 pm #1357131Jon
Hey guys, I gave up and closed this however I found something and would like input, and perhaps maybe you could add a feature that will automatically do this.
I have permission from a website to publish their posts. I did one just a bit ago and figured I would have to put a link as I figured the url they posted would NOT show up on my website…., but it did. And exactly as I have been wanting in the above posts.
Take a look at the this post on my website https://www.online-ministries.org/current-biblical-locust-plague-july-8-2020/ and scroll to the bottom. You will see the box with the content I am referring to..
Here is the code.
<figure class=”wp-block-embed-wordpress wp-block-embed is-type-wp-embed is-provider-strange-sounds”><iframe class=”wp-embedded-content” title=”“Biblical 15-square-kilometer Locust Swarm Is Heading Towards Brazil and Uruguay After Invading Northeast Argentina” — Strange Sounds” src=”https://strangesounds.org/2020/06/locust-plague-brazil-uruguay-argentina-video.html/embed#?secret=8iROma4aU4″ width=”600″ height=”628″ frameborder=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” sandbox=”allow-scripts” data-secret=”8iROma4aU4″ data-mce-fragment=”1″></iframe>
Now, HOW do I get wordpress to add that automatically when I paste a stand alone url from another website. It does it automatically if the url is from a post within the domain.
Yea, I could do it manually, but that takes to much time. Can you guys add a feature to do that, a CSS or something else that could be integrated in to do it automatically?
If so, simple instructions for a simpleton like me! LOLJuly 9, 2020 at 5:37 am #1357803DavidStaffCustomer SupportJuly 9, 2020 at 5:51 am #1357817Jon
Current version 5.4.2July 9, 2020 at 1:57 pm #1358399TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
It should work by default as long as your server is able to communicate with the server you’re getting the content from.
For example, I pasted a link from our documentation site (docs.generatepress.com) on my local site (generatepress.local) and here’s what happened: https://www.screencast.com/t/jWMW9QShSmJuly 9, 2020 at 2:21 pm #1358417Jon
Tom, when you say “as long as your server is able to communicate with the server you’re getting the content from”
How does one know if that is happening? Is there a setting for that?July 10, 2020 at 10:04 am #1359363TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
It should happen automatically. I’m not 100% sure of the inner workings of that feature, but I believe it uses the REST API. If it’s not working, it likely means that connection isn’t being made.July 10, 2020 at 10:55 am #1359420Jon
I did some experimenting and some sites did indeed auto post. All of my websites on my VPS will not communicate with each other. About 1/4 of those I tried did. Thanks for your help. The theme and plugin extra is great!
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