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Website Thumbshots plugin for WordPress


This plugin allows any WordPress user to add previews of websites right in the content of their posts using simple shortcode.
Users may also "optionally" turn on mouseover previews. No purchase or registration is required to use the plugin. Optional upgrade enables PRO features such as "Full-length Captures", "Free Width Captures" and "Refresh on Demand".

View Thumbshots plugin page in Wordpres plugin directory.

  • Easily embed website previews in posts
  • Flexible caching system allows you to store retrieved screenshots on your server
  • Display custom images for queued or error thumbshots
  • Display thumbshot URLs in a safe manner without linking them directly to the target website
  • Display mouseover header preview over thumbshots
  • Display mouseover pop-up preview over external links in your posts
  • Utilize several Thumbshots.RU PRO features


thumbshot, website screenshot, website thumbnail, website preview, snapshot, pagepix, webshot


Requires at least WordPress version 2.0, tested up to 3.4


  • Upload `thumbshots_plugin` folder to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
  • Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  • Edit plugin settings on Dashboard > Settings > Thumbshots Plugin page


The plugin interface

The plugin interface

Post editor button and inserted shortcode

Post editor button and inserted shortcode

An example thumbshot with reload button, and an optional mouseover header preview

An example thumbshot with reload button, and an optional mouseover header preview


- "noindex" and/or "nofollow" parameters can be added to individual thumbshots and override global settings

- Options to add rel="noindex" and/or rel="nofollow" to image links
- Updated thumbshots class to v1.7.5

- Added a link to plugin settings page
- Minor bugfixes and code clean-up

- New: restyled plugin menu button
- Fix: use HTTP/1.0 requests to prevent chunking
- Fix: errors in response headers parsing algorithm

- Released under GPL version 3 or any later version

- First public release