Link Preview, Rich Links for more links  


thedrawingboard
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I've added the Advanced Attachments and Embeds add-ons to our forum, hoping that the links posted there turn into rich links - links that show the photo associated with the link, as well as the title of the product/blog post.

Unfortunately, it seems most links we post in the forum don't show up with the photo, title, or descriptions. This only seems to work with a very small number of links.

Is there any chance these add-ons will be updated at some point to make URLs rich links, similar to the kinds of links you post on Facebook in the comments area?

 

Here is an example of one of the links we are hoping to see the photo and product title of:   https://www.etsy.com/listing/569832655/vintage-oil-can-collection-of-7-cans?ref=shop_home_active_5

Right now, if we post that exact link, it just shows up as a link - no photo, no product title, no description. 

I realize we can add photos using the Attach File button, but we were hoping to have rich links for these kinds of URLs instead.

Thanks in advance for your reply.

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Astghik
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Hi @thedrawingboard,

Than you for using wpForo and wpForo addons.

If you want to display images/videos from other websites you should make sure they are available in the addon list:

wpForo Embeds Addon
 
Please read the addons' description here:
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thedrawingboard
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Thanks for the reply.

I do have all those options turned on. Unfortunately the rick link previews I need are from major news websites, ecommerce websites, and other standard websites - none of which are on the list of options. Therefore, the addon is not helpful for our forum. 

Is there any chance this addon will be upgraded at some point to include rich link previews on ALL standard websites - like the previews show up on Facebook?

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Astghik
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Hi @thedrawingboard,

I've already discussed with our team and it will be possible to add rich link previews feature. We'll take it into consideration for future releases. 

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