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Link Tool

Link Block for the Editor.js.

Features

Allows adding link previews to your articles.

Note: this Tool requires server-side implementation for link data fetching. See backend response format for more details.

Installation

Install via NPM

Get the package

npm i --save-dev @editorjs/link

Include module at your application

const LinkTool = require('@editorjs/link');

Download to your project's source dir

  1. Download folder dist from repository
  2. Add dist/bundle.js file to your page.

Load from CDN

You can load the specific version of a package from jsDelivr CDN.

https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/@editorjs/link@2.0.0

Then require this script on page with Editor.js through the <script src=""></script> tag.

Usage

Add a new Tool to the tools property of the Editor.js initial config.

const editor = EditorJS({
  ...

  tools: {
    ...
    linkTool: {
      class: LinkTool,
      config: {
        endpoint: 'http://localhost:8008/fetchUrl', // Your backend endpoint for url data fetching
      }
    }
  },

  ...
});

Config Params

Link Tool supports these configuration parameters:

Field Type Description
endpoint string Required: the endpoint for link data fetching.

Output data

This Tool returns data with following format

Field Type Description
link string Pasted link's url
meta object Fetched link's data. Any data got from the backend. Currently, the plugin's design supports the 'title', 'image', and 'description' fields.
{
    "type" : "linkTool",
    "data" : {
        "link" : "https://codex.so",
        "meta" : {
            "title" : "CodeX Team",
            "site_name" : "CodeX",
            "description" : "Club of web-development, design and marketing. We build team learning how to build full-valued projects on the world market.",
            "image" : {
                "url" : "https://codex.so/public/app/img/meta_img.png"
            }
        }
    }
}

Backend response format

You can implement a backend for link data fetching your own way. It is a specific and trivial task depending on your environment and stack.

Backend response should cover following format:

{
    "success" : 1,
    "meta": {
        // ... any fields you want
    }
}

success — uploading status. 1 for successful, 0 for failed

meta — link fetched data.

Currently, the plugin's design supports the 'title', 'image', and 'description' fields. They should have the following format in the response:

{
    "success" : 1,
    "meta": {
        "title" : "CodeX Team",
        "description" : "Club of web-development, design and marketing. We build team learning how to build full-valued projects on the world market.",
        "image" : {
            "url" : "https://codex.so/public/app/img/meta_img.png"
        }
    }
}

Also, it can contain any additional fields you want to store.