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.
Bugs and PRs can be submitted via https://github.com/WordPress/press-this .
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.
Contributors & Developers
“Press This” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Corrects an issue with the packaging of the plugin for SVN.
- Restores the bookmarklet functionality previously found in WordPress 4.8 and prior verions.
- Initial release as a plugin. Previously part of WordPress itself.