Introducing Onebox for WordPress

Our latest WordPress plugin, “Onebox” is now ready for public consumption. Version 0.5 has been submitted to the WordPress plugin index and should be available there soon. Inspired by the module of the same name for the excellent Discourse forum software, Onebox lets you turn any link into a fancy Facebook/Twitter style widget. It generally works with any URL, but some special features are enabled for certain sites, with more coming later on. You can see some live examples below (with the corresponding shortcodes), rendered using the default theme (a dark theme is also available in the plugin, and everything is fully customisable if you’re fine with hacking HTML and/or CSS), and I’ll try to add more as they’re enabled in the plugin.

Update: please visit this site for live examples and more information.

[onebox url="https://github.com/surrealroad/wp-onebox"]
[onebox url="https://itunes.apple.com/app/id570316450"]
[onebox url="http://store.steampowered.com/app/72850/"]
[onebox url="http://www.gog.com/game/to_the_moon"]
[onebox url="http://www.macgamestore.com/product/3087/Rayman-Origins/"]
[onebox url="http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/gb/en/pc/games/action/portal/"]
[onebox url="https://www.origin.com/en-gb/store/buy/titanfall/pc-download/base-game/standard-edition-ANW.html?details"]
[onebox url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Lord-Rings-J-Tolkien/dp/0261103202/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388690790&sr=8-1&keywords=lord+of+the+rings" title="The Lord of the Rings" description="The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English philologist and University of Oxford professor J. R. R. Tolkien."]
[onebox url="http://www.lynda.com/WordPress-tutorials/WordPress-38-New-Features/156313-2.html"]
[onebox url="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1821440755/mega-mantm-the-board-game?ref=discover_pop"]
[onebox url="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.popcap.pvz_row"]
[onebox url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wordpress"]
[onebox url="http://xivdb.com/?item/7218/High-Allagan-Kite-Shield"]

 

We hope you enjoy this plugin and find it useful. If you’d like to request additional modules for soecific websites, or report a bug or have some other feedback, the best place is to open an issue on our github page.

Posted: December 15th, 2013
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