I didn’t realise it had been so long but in February 2010 I wrote a little blog post about creating screenshots of websites automatically.
I wrote this after finding that the team at WordPress had created their own system for doing this – and so I created a super simple plugin that let’s you use this functionality in your blog. I’m not sure why but I never added the plugin to the WordPress plugin repository.
Last week Kevin Leary decided this wasn’t a good thing so he sent me a tweet or two and added the plugin on to WordPress.org – improving it in the process. Kevin added the shortcode to Tinymce (the post editor) so that you can even more easily add the automatic screenshots to your blog posts.
So – I am going to change all of the links here on Binary Moon so that the bm-shots plugin points to the Browser Shots plugin on WordPress.org. If you’re using BM Shots then you should definitely update to this new version. Kevin added me as a developer to the app so it’s possible that I will be working on it more in the future (if I have any ideas :)).
Talking of ideas – if anyone has any ideas or thoughts on what could be done with the Browser Shots WordPress Plugin then please do add these comments or suggestions below and if I think they are any good then perhaps I will look into adding them.
Ben is a lifelong Nintendo fan who also likes to build websites, and develop games. He also buys way too much Lego.