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Link previews and media embedding

You can mention a link on a separate line when composing a post, private message, or event to automatically embed it if it supports embedding. Examples of sites that support embedding include Twitter, Instagram, Spotify, and hundreds of others. If the link doesn't support embedding, it will be shown as a link preview instead.

Links that use HTTP instead of HTTPS, custom text, are private pages of the forum that require log in, or are on the same line as other text will not be converted. For example, a link with custom text would not be embedded or previewed, but https://www.example.com would be as long as it is mentioned on a separate line that doesn't contain other text.

This feature is only available in the new themes.

If you would rather not have link previews or media embedding enabled on your forum, you can follow the instructions below to disable it.

  1. Log in to your Website Toolbox account.
  2. Click the Appearance link.
  3. In the Appearance menu, click the HTML link.
  4. Insert the following code into the Forum Head Tag HTML Code textbox:

    <script>
    var preventLinkEmbedding = true;
    </script>
    

  5. Save the changes.

Link preview example

Embedded widget example


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