Drupal Websnapr Module

We decided to build and port the Websnapr website preview module for Drupal 5.1 since there was no previous website preview modules submitted to Drupal.

With the help of Gurpartap Singh , we had the module built in no time. The module provides fast preview bubbles of the website when you hover over them. To see how the preview bubbles look, simply hover your cursor over one of the example links below (currently disabled on SocialSEO.com):

  • Yahoo
  • CNN
  • Drupal

If you’d like to download this module, grab the latest copy below from the official Websnapr module page on Drupal.


The WebSnapr Preview Bubble module is a simple, unobtrusive script used to display an overlay bubble showing a hyperlink target thumbnail using WebSnapr. It’s a snap to setup and works on all modern browsers. Check the demo at:



Decompress the .tar.gz file and drop the entire uncompressed directories into ‘sites/all/modules’. If this directory does not exist you may need to create it.

Enable the module at “www.example.com/drupal/?q=admin/build/modules” in Javascript package.


The module should be ready for use for links in node pages as soon as it’s enabled. However, for continuous usage, you’ll need to go at http://www.websnapr.com/ and get a “developer key”. Feed this “developer key” in the module’s settings form at http://www.example.com/drupal/?q=admin/settings/websnapr. There’s also a CSS Selector option on the module’s settings page for filtering hyperlinks to enable the WebSnapr Preview Bubbles for. Examples are provided for ease of understanding.

Bubbles are always enabled for hyper-links having class “previewlink”, irrespective of any configuration. Do not forget to configure permissions for user roles to view WebSnapr Preview Bubbles at http://www.example.com/drupal/?q=admin/user/access#module-websnapr.

Please post any comments or questions you have about the Websnapr module below.


Great list, thanks a lot!

Great list, thanks a lot!


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