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Press This

Description

Press This is a little tool that lets you grab bits of the web and create new posts with ease.
It will even allow you to choose from images or videos included on the page and use them in your post.
Use Press This as a quick and lightweight way to highlight another page on the web.

Contributing

Bugs and PRs can be submitted via https://github.com/WordPress/press-this .

History

WordPress, from the earliest days, included some way to bring in snippets from other websites for you to post on your own.

The original “Press It” was removed from WordPress 2.5 and a new “Press This” added in 2.6. It existed pretty much unchanged until WordPress 4.2, which completely refreshed Press This.

In WordPress 4.9, Press This was spun out to a “canonical plugin” — an official plugin from WordPress.org so sites who wanted to use it could, but streamline more niche functionality out of Core. This was previously done with the Importers.

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Reviews

December 12, 2018
The only suggestion I'd make is to add a few options, like whether to embed the link as the text of the title or as the actual url. The latter is handy for making printouts usable by not concealing the url. In other words: <a href="http://blah">title of blah</a> vs <a href="http://blah">http://blah</a>
February 22, 2018
I tried out this plugin after being reminded about this feature of WordPress. I searched through core and found out its now a plugin. Tried it out, and it worked exactly like I expected! A problem is that, we like this new version of the post edit screen so much we want to come back and edit posts from this screen too... but you can't. 😢 Maybe now that its a plugin you guys can give us a way to add an "edit in press this" button in the wp-admin bar, or on the posts screen?
January 12, 2018
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December 15, 2017
I had to downgrade to WP 4.8 initially to restore the functionality of the Bookmarklet. As everyone can see luckily the Bookmarklet was added to the 1.1 plugin version after even MM supported that: https://github.com/WordPress/press-this/issues/15 I hope the Bookmarklet can be improved further for example to recognize line breaks in the selected text.
December 11, 2017
Version 1.1.1 has brought back all of the functions I used when this was in core. Thank you for the rapid updates over the past weeks bringing it back to life!
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Contributors & Developers

“Press This” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Press This” has been translated into 22 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

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Change log

1.1.1

  • Corrects an issue with the packaging of the plugin for SVN.

1.1.0

  • Restores the bookmarklet functionality previously found in WordPress 4.8 and prior verions.

1.0

  • Initial release as a plugin. Previously part of WordPress itself.