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Is there a plugin that will automatically search for an image when typing the URL into the dicussion box - just like on Facebook?

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    Facebook and their ilk have massive resources to their disposal, massive technical capability, you are no goign to do this without some kind of indexing service like google.

    You could use google custom Custom Search API

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8448788/google-custom-search-for-images-only

    That is a as start.

    If want a straight answer to these question it is usually NO, unless you can find it. There is two way you get new functionality on you site: initiative plus skill or getting someone to do it for you, normally by paying them.

    grep is your friend.

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    TownFishTownFish New
    edited October 2014

    Great thanks for your reply , we already have an in house developement team so paying for this to be done is not an issue, my role is front end design and functionality artitecture so I'm investigating if there's already a vanilla plugin to do this or whether the functionlity has been done before by any other vanilla developer.

    We'll take a look at the Google API and look into creating a custom plugin, thanks for the heads up!

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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New MVP
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    I think @TownFish is looking to gnab the Open Graph image and insert a link into the discussion.

    Assuming you can detect when a URL has been entered, firing off an AJAX request that loads up the available Open Graph meta tags seems pretty non-resource intensive.

    A quick google search brings up this jQuery plugin that does something similar: https://github.com/stephan-fischer/jQuery-LiveUrl/

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    @hgtonight said:
    I think TownFish is looking to gnab the Open Graph image and insert a link into the discussion.

    Assuming you can detect when a URL has been entered, firing off an AJAX request that loads up the available Open Graph meta tags seems pretty non-resource intensive.

    A quick google search brings up this jQuery plugin that does something similar: https://github.com/stephan-fischer/jQuery-LiveUrl/

    This is excellent thanks @hgtonight

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