The general settings tab contains general settings for the behavior of the plugin.
Open Graph Only Mode: When checked, WP Lynx will only fetch the Open Graph metadata for a website, if Open Graph metadata is found.
Shorten URL: Enable URL shortening support.
Default Style: When the checked, the default CSS style for Lynx Prints will be included in every page header on your site. This style places the thumbnail to the left, and the content to the right, the entire Lynx Print is bordered by a 1 pixel wide dark gray line.
The content tab contains settings related to the Lynx Print.
Lynx Print Template: The HTML template for the Lynx Print (the stylized link placed within a post), available tags are: %url%, %short_url%, %image%, %title%, and %description%
Maximum Image Width: This is the absolute maximum width the thumbnail image in Lynx Prints will be. Note that the thumbnails may not be this wide, it is only a maximum.
Maximum Image Height: This is the absolute maximum height the thumbnail image in Lynx Prints will be. Note that the thumbnails may not be this tall, it is only a maximum.
Crop Image: When checked, the thumbnails used in Lynx Prints will be the exact dimensions specified in the Maximum Image Width and Maximum Image Height properties.
Cached Image Format: WP Lynx copies over the thumbnail images to your server. This option tells WP Lynx to preserve the original format or convert it to PNG, JPEG, or GIF when saving the local copy of the thumbnail.
Cache Image Quality: JPEG images are lossy, thus we need to specify the image quality to be used when saving them. Note that this is a value from 0 to 100, and the higher the number, the more space the thumbnail will take up.
The advanced settings tab contains settings relating to the WP Lynx page fetcher. These settings usually do not need to be changed by the end user.
Timeout: This is the maximum amount of time WP Lynx will take in trying to load an external object (image, page, etc). If an object takes longer than the specified time to load, an error will be presented to the user. Note that increasing this too high will result in site performance degradation.
Max Redirects: The maximum number of redirects for the WP Lynx scraper to follow when attempting to fetch a page.
Useragent: WP Lynx’s fetcher can use any useragent you want, note that some useragents may be blocked by various sites. Be careful when modifying this.
Emulate Browser: When checked, this setting will cause WP Lynx to use the same useragent as the user’s browser. This trick can be used for sites that are blocking non-browser useragents.
Enable Website Thumbnails: Check to enable generation of a thumbnail of the linked website page via a 3rd party provider (snapito.com).
API Key: Your snapito.com API key, required for website thumbnail feature to work.
Minimum Image Width: WP Lynx will only pick images that are this many pixels wide, or wider as possible thumbnail candidates.
Minimum Image Height: WP Lynx will only pick images that are this many pixels tall, or taller as possible thumbnail candidates.
Maximum Image Count: The maximum number of thumbnail candidates that will be presented to the user to choose from.
Maximum Image Scrape Size: This is the maximum number of bytes to download of a JPEG image when trying to determine its dimensions. Most users will want to leave this setting at its default value. Increasing the value will result in longer loading times for the Lynx Print adder.
Minimum Paragraph Length: WP Lynx will ignore all paragraphs, or text blocks, that do not contain an equal or greater number of characters than specified in this setting.
Maximum Paragraph Length: WP Lynx will trim paragraphs to the nearest word (space) if they exceed the number of characters specified in this setting. This behaves just like the title trim in Breadcrumb NavXT.
Minimum Paragraph Count: The maximum number of description candidates that will be presented to the user to choose from.