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WP Live Preview Links

WP Live Preview Links allows you to see a live scaled preview of the site you are linking to in a pop-up dialog style window prior to clicking on it.

WP Live Preview Links does not use an external service to create these "thumbnails".

In the admin panel you can select which links that will trigger the preview (class="wp-live-preview", internal, external or all links). You can also adjust the preview window size and position.


You can download and install WP Live Preview Links using the built in WordPress plugin installer. If you download WP Live Preview Links manually, make sure it is uploaded to "/wp-content/plugins/wp-live-preview-links/".

Activate WP Live Preview Links in the "Plugins" admin panel using the "Activate" link.


You'll find a demo at my site

Frequently Asked Questions

###It doesn't work ?!###

  1. WP Live Preview Links needs a modern browsers that support CSS3 3D Transform properties (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE10+)
  2. Certain sites may have set their X-FRAME-OPTIONS header policy to SAMEORGIN or DENY. This is specifically to prevent other sites from iframing their site. If that is the case, this plugin will not work.

###Show me some cool jQuery Selectors

  1. All links with class="myclass": .myclass
  2. All links in the widget area: .widget a
  3. All external links except and a:not([href^=""]):not([href^=""]):not([href^="#"]):not([href^="/"])

Adding live preview to WordPress search

Activate the plugin and in plugin settings select Live Preview Links = class="wp-live-preview"

This is how I've done it on my site running TwentyTwelve.

In the (child) theme folder, in functions.php, add the following

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'ps_live_preview_search_result', 11 );

function ps_live_preview_search_result () {
	wp_enqueue_script( 'ps_live_preview_search_result_script', get_stylesheet_directory_uri() .  '/ps_live_preview_search_result.js', array('wp-live-preview-links'), false, true );

Copy ps_live_preview_search_result.js to the (child) theme folder:

(function($) {
	$('.search-results .entry-title a').each(function(index){


  • Fixed bad path to admin/RevealerCustomFieldType.php


  • Added the option to use a jQuery Selector to tell Live Preview Links which links to use.



  • Added mising file


  • Minor fixes


  • Fixed a small bug


  • Initial release



WordPress Plugin: See a live scaled preview of the site you are linking to prior to clicking on it.



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