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Does Drupal offer the possibility to have users input a link the Facebook way? In other words, showing directly a summary kind of view of the linked page? Thanks.

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You are looking for oembed, there is a Drupal module for it as well, that offers integration to media and some other modules.

This module will allow your Drupal site to embed content from oEmbed-providers as well as for the site to become an oEmbed-provider itself so that other oEmbed-enabled websites can easily embed your content.

This won't give you a facebook experience out of the box, you still have to configure quiet a lot, you might want to read up on this: #2108973 Making oEmbed module work with WYSIWYG and CKeditor, which also links #2269433: Support URLs on a line by themselves in ckeditor/WYSIWYG.

  • thanks, will investigate when I overcome other problems of higher priority. – Suffering Drupal Mar 30 '15 at 17:21
  • Finally I have had the chance to look at oembed, but it doesn't seem at all to do anything near what Facebook does: visitors (or myself for now) just adding a link when viewing a page (NOT editing!) and hit a button. I expected to find an additional content-type field option, offering this form kind of field plus its corresponding button. But oEmbed does not even appear in the "select a field-type" options. On the pages you mention they basically seem to be worried about embedding Youtube and Vimeo, while this is alread splendidly covered by Media or Googtube. Don't understand this oembed... – Suffering Drupal Oct 15 '15 at 14:36
  • oembed should work for comments as far as I know – Andre Baumeier Oct 15 '15 at 21:42

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