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Create thumbnails of any web page using a choice of webthumb API services: bluga.net, PagePeeper or ShrinkTheWeb.

Author:faina09 (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.3.2
WordPress version tested:4.0
Plugin version:0.27
Added to WordPress repository:20-07-2012
Last updated:19-07-2014
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Plugin URI:http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/webthumb/
Total downloads:2 356
Active installs:10+
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WPF-WebThumb create thumbnails of any web page.

You can choice a free service between:

  1. bluga.net: you can register free of charge to have up to 100 thumbnails fetched per month; paying a fee this limit can be removed.

  2. PagePeeper may be use with no registration, but the thumbnail generated is branded with their logo; if you register you can get 100,000 shots/month with no logo.

  3. ShrinkTheWeb returns a not-cacheable image and requires registration, free service has limited IP access. (not reccomanded)

  4. ShrinkTheWeb2 returns a cacheable image and requires registration, very fast.

  5. WebToPicture is completely free, not requires registration nor is branded, but has very slow response time.

You can use a shortcode to place the thumbnail images anywhere in your posts or articles. A multi-widget is also available. It is possible to select the size of each thumbnail and some other options. Using a suitable template, may click on the thumbnail to go to the site and/or display a bigger thumbnail, etc.

Currently in beta, works with PHP 5.2.12 or higher: please report any issue you find, and any feature you want. I'll try to fix the firsts and to implement the seconds!

Very close to a first release (no know bugs, if found any please ask me for support!)

Info and more samples at WPF-WebThumb developer's site