WP Live Preview Links

WP Live Preview Links allows you to see a live scaled preview of the site you are linking to in a pop-up dialog style window prior to clicking on it.

WP Live Preview Links does not use an external service to create these “thumbnails”.

In the admin panel you can select which links that will trigger the preview (class="wp-live-preview", internal, external or all links). You can also adjust the preview window size and position.

Demo

Hover above the the links below

Latest version

Installation

You can download and install WP Live Preview Links using the built in WordPress plugin installer. If you download WP Live Preview Links manually, make sure it is uploaded to “/wp-content/plugins/wp-live-preview-links/”.

Activate WP Live Preview Links in the “Plugins” admin panel using the “Activate” link.

Frequently Asked Questions

It doesn’t work ?!

  1. WP Live Preview Links needs a modern browsers that support CSS3 3D Transform properties (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE10+)
  2. Certain sites may have set their X-FRAME-OPTIONS header policy to SAMEORGIN or DENY. This is specifically to prevent other sites from iframing their site. If that is the case, this plugin will not work.

Activate the plugin and in plugin settings select Live Preview Links = class=”wp-live-preview”

This is how I’ve done it on this site running TwentyTwelve.

In the (child) theme folder, in functions.php, add the following

 

Copy ps_live_preview_search_result.js to the (child) theme folder:

 

Demo: Search my site and hover over the links

Changelog

  • 1.0.6 Added the option to use a jQuery Selector to tell Live Preview Links which links to use.
  • 1.0.5 Upgraded Admin Page Framework to version 3.0.5. Updated languages/wp-live-preview-links.po
  • 1.0.4 Added mising file
  • 1.0.3 Upgraded Admin Page Framework to version 3
  • 1.0.2 Minor fixes
  • 1.0.1 Fixed a small bug
  • 1.0 Initial release

Credits

7 thoughts on “WP Live Preview Links

  1. Espen

    Hei Per :)

    Thanks for a nice plugin. I do however have trouble getting links within the Twitter widget to preview. Any suggestions?

    Secondly, I would like the preview above the link, not to the left or right. What do I have to do to make that happen?

    URL to my site (plugin not activated): http://sotheyreport.com/

    Best regards,
    Espen

    Reply
    1. Per Søderlind Post author

      You can modify the arguments to wp_list_bookmarks, used by the blogroll widget, through the widget_links_args filter and add wp-live-preview to the class attribute.

      Add this to your (child) theme functions.php (not tested, but should work):

      Reply
  2. Tim

    I only want this to work on certain links on my site. How do I configure this.

    Thank you
    Tim

    I currently have the plug in disabled. I like the plugin

    Reply
    1. Per Søderlind Post author

      Add class=wp-live-preview to the links and, in settings, select Live Preview Links = class=wp-live-preview.

      Reply

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