Visual Link Preview


Easily create a Facebook-like link preview for any link on your website. You can choose the image and text to display and create your very own custom template. The default template can be styled from the settings to match your website.

Some examples of what you could use this for:

  • A call to action for your affiliate links
  • Promote WooCommerce products on your website
  • List sources for your article
  • A weekly posty of interesting websites you’ve found
  • Link to related posts on your own website

It does not require any database lookups, which means even having many of these blocks on a page should not affect performance.

Compatible with both the Classic and Gutenberg Block Editor using shortcodes and blocks.

Need help?
Check out our documentation!

This plugin is in active development. Feel free to contact us with any feature requests or ideas.

Screenshot (schermate di esempio)

  • Add a visual link with live preview to any post or page
  • Example of what the default template looks like in a post
  • Use our settings to easily style the link to match your website
  • Link to your own posts or to any external URL


Questo plugin fornisce 1 blocco.

Visual Link Preview


  1. Upload the visual-link-preview directory (directory included) to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Check out our getting started documentation


Where can I find the documentation?

All documentation can be found in our knowledge base.

Do you offer any support?

Yes! We pride ourselves on offering awesome support and almost always answer support questions within 24 hours. Send us an email at whenever you have a question or suggestion!


22 Marzo 2019
this plugin is very easy to use but there are many options... simple and detailed... is it possible? wowww
20 Dicembre 2018
This is exactly the plug-in I have been looking for. It's a Gutenberg block where I can add a link and it pulls in a summary and picture. Then it puts it in a box that links back. However, when you add it as just a block it doesn't do anything. The way I've gotten it to work is to insert a "classic" block, then use click on the icon in the editor within the block. When you paste the URL nothing happens at first. If you toggle between internal and external link it'll refresh and do what is expected. Despite the quirks, it's the only one I've found that does what I'm looking for and isn't larded up with too many features. It produces a simple and attractive result. I'll keep using it and look forward to improvements in the future. Maybe some of it has to do with Gutenberg being so new. Thanks for making this plug-in
15 Settembre 2018
Great, easy to use plugin. I was looking for a plugin that would give me a preview of a product when hovering over a product url. Exactly like the wikipedia does now. I thought this did that but after installing it, I found it created a clean preview box anywhere in a post or another product which looks great. I think I'll just stick with this. Took less than 5 minutes to create a product preview box on another product page inlcuding the time it took to install the plugin. Super easy to use. Thanks to the developer for this great plugin.
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Changelog (registro delle modifiche)


  • Improvement: Convert paragraph and shortcode block
  • Fix: Image not removing correctly in Classic Editor


  • Fix: Some blocks not showing preview in Gutenberg
  • Fix: Default image size in template causing PHP notices


  • Feature: Easily change template style from settings
  • Feature: Automatic content in Gutenberg block
  • Feature: Automatic summary for internal links
  • Improvement: Better Gutenberg block with preview


  • Fix: Bug introduced in 1.3.2 when creating in Gutenberg


  • Fix: Summary not getting saved correctly upon edit
  • Fix: HTML code showing in summary


  • Improvement: Convert shortcode to Gutenberg block
  • Fix: WordPress 5.0 compatibility


  • Feature: Fetch information from external link using Open Graph


  • Improvement: Gutenberg 3.3 compatibility


  • Improvement: Gutenberg 2.6.0 compatibility for the VLP block


  • Feature: New block for Gutenberg compatibility
  • Feature: Use nofollow and open in new tab for external links
  • Improvement: Better handling of encoding


  • Fix: Prevent overwriting first link in post when editing a newly added link


  • Fix: Problem with encoding unicode characters


  • Feature: Template system


  • Very first version of this link preview plugin