When I first started this site, I posted about a very cool plugin that had just been developed call WP-Lynx. What it does is add Facebook style links to your WordPress pages. Here’s an example:
As you can see, it adds a bordered link with the site or page title, the URL, and a section of text from the page, and am image from the page. The admin screen shot below show how you can not only select the image from the page, but you can also select the specific paragraph of text you want to show.
The area marked in green lets you cycle through the available pictures on that page. The are marked in blue lets you cycle through the paragraphs of text that are available.
It also allows you to add multiple URLS each time you use it.
The plugin ads a small icon in the shape of a paw (as in a Lynx foot) right next to the Media icon in the WordPress post/page editor.
Adding support for OpenGraph lets the plug-in find images much easier, assuming the target page uses the OpenGraph protocol.
I think this is a great tool, and I’m very happy to have it available!
The plugin does have a settings page where you can set numerous options including minimum image sizes, maximum sizes, paragraph length parameters, and more. You can edit the default print template styling to your liking in the settings, and since they are saved in the database, you don’t need to worry about customizations being lost when you upgrade. There is much more that you can tweak. I didn’t like how the links open in the same window, so I edited the print template to add target=”_blank”. So simple and efficient.
Get it from the add new plugin dialog in WordPress, the WordPress Plugin Directory or the plugin author’s own site: