Urlbox Screenshots


🎉 Easily display website screenshots of any URL in your WordPress site 🎉

This plugin uses the Urlbox API to generate website screenshots and display them on your site. Please note the Urlbox API is a paid service, you can sign up for a trial at https://urlbox.io.

  1. First activate the plugin and fill in your Urlbox.io API Key and Secret in the settings page.

  2. (Optional) You can set default options for your screenshots, such as width, height, thumbnail_width on the plugin settings page.

  3. Now when you want to display a screenshot inside a post, simply use the following shortcode:

[urlbox url=’google.com’] // this will display a screenshot of google.com

If you want to override any of the settings, simply pass the option into the shortcode:

[urlbox url=’google.com’ full_page=’true’ thumbnail_width=400] // displays a full_page screenshot of google, thumnailed down to 400px wide

The plugin wraps the <img> tag inside a <div>, you can set the class of both this div and the img tag from the settings page, and also override these settings by passing in the options in the shortcode:

[urlbox url=’google.com’ div_class=’mydivclass’ img_class=’myimgclass’ ] // change the css classes of the wrapping div and img element

What do you need

Known Bugs

  • None at this time


  • Settings view
  • Using the shortcode in a post
  • Viewing the results


  1. Upload the urlbox plugin directory to the /wp-content/plugins/urlbox Directory or install using wordpress plugin installer
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. Edit default settings using Urlbox Options
  4. Create a new site or edit an existing site
  5. Insert shortcode into post

[urlbox url=’google.com’]

  1. Customise screenshots via the shortcode

[urlbox url=’google.com’ width=320] // display mobile screenshot of google.com


How to change options from the shortcode

Pass them in like [urlbox url=’www.bbc.co.uk’ width=’100′]


5 December 2016
This is a well-executed plugin and would be a helpful tool for many users if not for the price. In order to use the plugin, a URLbox.io account is necessary. Good news, it's free for 7 days. Bad news, it's $29 a month after that. I'm not sure of many applications that would justify that price tag. Shame... it's a nice plugin.
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Change Log


Fixed minor bugs and tested with WordPress 5.7-beta


Initial Release