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Author Topic: Mod or setting to preview a web page's "in-line"?  (Read 249 times)

Offline rcane

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Mod or setting to preview a web page's "in-line"?
« on: January 24, 2021, 01:26:49 PM »
I'm looking for a way to show a preview (perhaps just a small inline image) of the landing page of a link--say, for a news article.

Is that a feature somewhere, or should I be looking for a mod?

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Re: Mod or setting to preview a web page's "in-line"?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2021, 02:07:45 PM »
That would be a mod.  Images of websites tend to cost money to generate thumbnails as it is resource intensive.
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Re: Mod or setting to preview a web page's "in-line"?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2021, 02:18:10 PM »
Ok, makes sense.

I guess i'll have to just settle for reminding folks to use *url=www.somewww.com] A CLICKABLE WORD [/url]

Perhaps a mod exists to make putting a link title in a little easier for some folks.   Time to start searching.

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Re: Mod or setting to preview a web page's "in-line"?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2021, 03:47:57 PM »
there is a mod called descriptive links  -- no IMAGE, but it relplaces links with the title value of the target page
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Re: Mod or setting to preview a web page's "in-line"?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2021, 03:58:03 PM »
there is a mod called descriptive links  -- no IMAGE, but it relplaces links with the title value of the target page
unfortunately the creator removed the download, it's a shame because it works pretty well....
there is this one though : https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=835
but I for some reason couldn't get it to work correctly...who knows, I probably messed something up somewhere  :P

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Re: Mod or setting to preview a web page's "in-line"?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2021, 08:10:09 PM »
the title link is nice.  you can just type, for example, www.weather.com and it will convert it to a hyperlink.

i couldn't get the convert_url.php to load up yet.