I'm writing articles commenting diverse sources from the web (youtube video/news articles, blogs...). To show which article I'm commenting I'm using an image (thumbnail + some text). So my article looks a little bite like a facebook post: the "link preview" (basically an image) is shown on the side of my comment about this source.
How a link preview works: you dropped an URL in your editing box (example your Facebook post or leocardz code) and it automatically fetch the title some text and build a thumbnail of the article.
A link preview looks like this:
For the moment I'm using either:
- the Facebook "link preview" feature to generate the link preview, (I screen-shot the link preview and use the image in my article)
- or a better alternative: the a great leocardz code to generate the link preview (used as a screen-shot).
To use leocardz code I just dropped his folder into my ftp, and access this link preview when I need it. Since I did not find a way to make leocardz code working inside JCE I need to screenshot the link preview (that theoretically could be done automatically by the editor).
I am surprised I couldn't find this link preview in any plugin. I find it strange because it's an essential a basic social media function (when you past an URL into your post you expect it to show a preview of your link) and because the code is available.
Do you know any Joomla plugin /editor that support link preview?