Site Verification, News Display, Article Elements, Site Links, Article Preview

JV-ShrinkTheWeb is a Joomla! extension suite that enables you to display thumbnail previews of internal and external urls anywhere in Joomla.

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JV-ShrinkTheWeb achieves this by interacting with ShrinkTheWeb, the most powerful truly free website thumbnail provider. ShrinkTheWeb.com acts as a server providing thumbnail previews. JV-ShrinkTheWeb contacts the server, fetches the thumbnails and displays them in Joomla content. All that you need to do is insert or add "stwpreview" tags for urls in Joomla content (modules/components/plugins/templates!) and JV-ShrinkTheWeb will dynamically replace them with thumbnail previews during page loads.

JV-ShrinkTheWeb has been reviewed, tested and certified by www.shrinktheweb.com

Example: To show thumbnail preview of www.jv-extensions.com in your Joomla article/module, just open up the Article manager/Custom HTML module and add the stwpreview tag at the place that you want.

Alternatively, you may click on the "URL Preview" button in the editor and just provide your url and other optional values and the stwpreview tag will be generated and inserted into the article at the place you want!

That's it!. Its that simple

Why do you need thumbnail previews?

  1. Pictures speak a thousand words. Do so with thumbnail previews for urls on your website. Provide pictorial previews of website urls that can give a more professional ease of use to your site visitors.

  2. Recall previously visited websites, improve search accuracy, filter offensive websites, discover ambiguous and parked websites.

  3. Use it along with your affiliate program to increase revenue. Add to your member profiles, forum signatures, web directories, Joomla weblinks, related links etc...

Significant Features of JV-ShrinkTheWeb

  1. Caching of Thumbnail Preview Images
  2. Multiple Thumbnail Previews Per Page
  3. Styling the Thumbnail Images
  4. Supports all types of STW accounts
  5. Supports all PRO features of STW
  6. Manage Thumbnail Previews in back-end
  7. Show thumbnail previews anywhere (in component/module/etc...)

New Features Introduced in Version 3.0

  1. Choose between Simple and Advanced API method to fetch previews
  2. Fetch the image, or the image with css/classes or just the image url only!
  3. Ability to add local thumbnails to JV-ShrinkTheWeb from backend.

Disappointed :(

Posted on 02 September 2016

Poor. Not too much to configure, mostly all about the (extra paid) STW "engine". Nothing special.

Ease of use

Not very useful, that's the problem.


Didn't even try to contact support as no refunds are given (which could be my only solution here).

Value for money

Wasted money.

I used this to: I wanted to add some nice thumbnails to my Joomla website directory. Tried this extension... and that was a big mistake :(
Owner's reply: Thank you for your review.

The free account at shrinktheweb.com (we dont own it) from where the thumbnails are pulled provides many basic options for thumbnail previews. You only need to go for extra paid options there if you need additional features in thumbnails like custom size, resolution, inside pages etc...All that you need to use JV-ShrinkTheWeb, is create an account at shrinktheweb.com, get the api keys from your account and configure it in JV-ShrinkTheWeb settings, and add stwpreview tags using your editor in articles or anywhere in Joomla. The thumbnails start appearing after that automatically.

Additionally, our products come up with exceptional support which has been echoed time and again by our customers. Probably you have purchased the Personal Edition of the product which does not come with support and this is clearly outlined during purchase. I still wish you could have reached out to us via email or contact us button on our site if you had issues, to enable us to sort out your problems. We still encourage you to contact us at https://www.jv-extensions.com/niranjan-srinivasarao with your username at jv-extensions.com, and the issue that you face, to help you. If you are still not satisfied after our attempt to help you, we will be glad to refund your money.

JV-ShrinkTheWeb Extension

Posted on 08 June 2015

Fully functional and it's easy to install though one needs also to register at Shrink The Web and then get back to the extension.

Ease of use

After installing it is very easy to use.


I found it quite confusing to install it but I received support promptly within two hours and was able to go ahead easily.


I could not follow the documentation initially. But eventually figured out everything. A step-by-step instruction in one place would help.

Value for money

It has a very high value/price ratio and is therefore very good value for money and I am enormously happy to have bought it.

I used this to: Developing my website using Joomla


You can create very comfortable screenshots from websites. The "thumbnail view" looks very nice in web catalogs, like the JV-LinkDirectory.

Ease of use

It is very simple. If you have a ShrinkTheWeb account, you simply type in your access datas.


The support helps 24 hour on 7 days.

Value for money

For the fast customer support and the good programming, I like to pay for this component.

I used this to: In combination with the JV-LinkDirectory is JV-ShrinkTheWeb a good part to create a good web catalog. I love this feature an I´am happy, that I can use my good old time link collection for me and my visitors.


Paid download | Text & Link Ads | JV-Extensions
49 reviews
JV-LinkDirectory (or JV-LD in short) is the most powerful and feature rich SEO based, directory and link/banner exchange extension suite for Joomla. JV-LD has been developed for about 9+ years now and you can read existing reviews of JV-LinkDirectory at https://www.jv-extensions.com/reviews What you can achieve with JV-LD? - Create professional directory with option to choose from multiple home page layout options - Build links for your site - Exchange links with other Joomla/non-Joomla websites - Create a software downloads directory - Build internal links and improve SEO - Increases your site visibility - Monitor and generate incoming traffic to your site - Earn money with advertisements, category sponsorship, one way links and featured listings, with VAT integration - Issue discount coupons and collect payments using Offline or PayPal or 2Checkout. What do you get with JV-LD? - A very powerful component - 25+ modules, and handful of plugins for 3PD integration, all installed when you install the component. Core Features: - One way links and Reciprocal links - Multiple link plans with extensive configuration. - Multiple link Profiles per listing - Sticky Links, Featured Links, Likes, Unlikes, Directory Wall/Activity Stream. - Report Broken Links, Email Approval, Tell a Friend, Claim a listing, Statistics, Vote and Write review for listings - Recommend website, Suggest Category, Check Link Status - Frontend, Backend and Email approval for listings. - Advanced ACL for Categories and Listings - Native User profiles in JV-LD - Custom/Extra Fields for directory - Category specific custom/extra fields - Assign and manage tags for listings - Cache directory pages for faster loading - Define access permissions for listings - Advanced download permissions for files in listings. This enables you to use JV-LinkDirectory as a software downloads directory. - Exclusive In-Built community for users in JV-LinkDirectory, with directory activity stream and user avatars. Major Integrations: - Show thumbnail previews with ShrinkTheWeb (including Pro features and custom sized options), PicoShot, Thumbalizr and Local thumbnails! - EasySocial, JomSocial, CB 1.x and 2.x integrations with User Profile, User points and Activity Streams. - Exclusive apps for EasySocial integration. - Exclusive apps for JomSocial integration. - CComment, Komento, JLex Review, Facebook and Disqus Comments integration. - Facebook Like and Recommend integration. - Post to Twitter for events in directory. - Google Maps to show listings on map with driving directions! - Alexa Web Information Service to retrieve the traffic history of the website. - Automated online payment processing using PayPal or Offline mode (check/transfer) - Joomla Articles, EasyBlog, Cobalt and K2 Integration for Related Articles - Joomla Articles, EasyBlog, and K2 Integration for Related Listings - Alphauserpoints Integration - ClickATell SMS Integration - OSMap, Xmap and JSitemap integration Other Features: - File/Download manager for Listings with advanced permissions for view and downloads - In-built Photo Gallery and YouTube Video Gallery - In-built Rating and Comment system - Contact Listing Owner, Admin notifications - Coupon code system - Link Exchange Connect Service - Bootstrap 2.3.2 and 3.x compatible! - Comprehensive styles system for directory, with overrides features and custom.css - Stale State Management - Powerful Webmaster tools like check broken links, import categories and links from JV-LinkExchanger, WebLinks, CSV file and many more.... Get your directory up and running in a few minutes by installing Sample Data or use our Jump Start Configurator in JV-LinkDirectory.
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Paid download | Articles Display | JV-Extensions
19 reviews
JV-Relatives = Related Items + Keyword Tags Listing + Social Media Buttons for Sharing + End of Page Slide Out Box!. JV-Relatives (JV-REL) is an advanced Joomla related items and keyword tagging extension suite. JV-Relatives improves Search Engine Optimization for your website, increases the time the user spends in your website and decreases user bounce rate. As your visitors complete reading the article, they are presented with links to articles that are related to the one that is displayed! Related articles can be displayed in different alignments. One is to show the image at the top and title at the bottom in a related article display, while another is to display them side by side of each other. Related Items: JV-Relatives will list down the links to related articles for the displayed article in Joomla content either by prepending/appending/in predefined position in Joomla articles or even show it in a module. The related articles list can be shown with thumbnails of images with left/top/center alignment, title and text. JV-Relatives obtains the related items by scanning the meta keywords of other articles in your website. Additionally, hyperlink will be provided for each of the related articles, in the list. The related articles are chosen based on the keywords configured for the displayed article. JV-Relatives improves article readership and dramatically increases your ability to retain your visitors for longer periods of time, by displaying closely related articles in Joomla. As your visitors complete reading the article, they are presented with links to articles that are related to the one that is displayed! The related articles block can also be manually set to be displayed anywhere in the article, by adding {jvrelatives} tag in article content! Keyword Tags Display: JV-Relatives further enhances your Joomla website Search Engine Optimization, by displaying the article meta tags and meta keywords in pre-defined positions in the article. The links to related articles will be displayed at the bottom, or left, or right, of the article as configured. Social Media Buttons: JV-Relatives also displays a set of social networking buttons which again can be placed above or below the article. These buttons allow the reader to share content or like and share it in facebook, add it to Google+, Linked In and post tweets via twitter as well End of Page Slide Out Box: The visitor will be shown a sliding box at the bottom right hand side of the screen. This box will contain the related articles list, and will come up only when the user scrolls to the bottom of the page. You can also show article tags and social media buttons in this box! You can also decide to show the plugin/module output and the slide out box, or just one of them only 3PD Components Support: JV-Relatives can display related articles, tags and social media buttons for : - Joomla Core Articles - K2 Items - EasyBlog Posts - Cobalt CCK 7 and Cobalt 8 Records Customize the related articles output Want to customize the related articles output and css to match with your website look and feel? You can easily do this by overriding JV-Relatives style files (php) and also create css overrides using custom.css file! Exclude categories from displaying related articles Dont want to display related articles in certain categories? No problem. We covered that too!. You can now select and exclude whole categories from displaying related articles. If you want more control, then you can include {jvrelatives} tag in an article to not show related articles in it. The Scrolling Magic! Configure JV-Relatives to show related items magically as user scrolls to a specific div or paragraph in article. As admin, you can configure the nth occurrence or a random occurrence of the div or p tag where the related articles will appear. Different Tag Display Styles With JV-Relatives you can display tags or keywords in different styles and colors. You can choose from Black, Grey, Orange, Blue colors in the classic display style, or the bootstrap based style which comes with random color for tags. Advanced Caching for Content Heavy Sites! Have a content heavy website, and want to show related items? JV-Relatives comes with advanced caching mechanism which enables it to render related articles in a fraction of a second when it's cache feature is enabled. This feature does not require Joomla caching to be enabled! AceSEF and sh404SEF Keyword Generation Support There could be cases where you even use components like AceSEF and sh404SEF to generate meta keywords and store them in their respective component tables. It can even pick up meta keywords generated by AceSEF and sh404SEF, and scan and display related items!
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Paid download | Social Share | JV-Extensions
5 reviews
JV-PostMaster = Post to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Pinterest, EasySocial, JomSocial + Ping Search Engines (Web Services) + Display Tweets JV-PostMaster (JV-PM) is a social networking display and publishing suite for Joomla! 2.5 and 3.x using which you can post updates to multiple social network providers like your Pinterest, Twitter, JomSocial, EasySocial, LinkedIn, Tumblr and Facebook accounts (profile wall, groups walls and pages walls) and also send notifications to ping services like twingly, weblogs, google etc.. when Joomla! articles are saved or created. JV-PostMaster also provides modules to display latest tweets from your Twitter and Facebook profile, page and group walls. You can define your own message for tweeting/posting. Article title, section name, category name, author name, article link, article meta description and article description are available as pre-defined tags for your custom message! Use the unique feature of Delayed Posting to save an article and delay its posting to provider accounts!. You can now go and make edits to the saved articles in this duration and ensure that the latest article edits are posted to provider accounts!. Post to Twitter: Post to multiple twitter accounts when articles are saved. You may post instantly and manually or schedule a tweet, when article is saved or created in Joomla. Post to Facebook: Add and post to multiple Facebook accounts! - pages walls, group walls and profile walls at the same time, post the first picture of the article in native Facebook format!, post articles after they are published when the start publishing date is set in the future, select between long and short urls for article link in Facebook status message. Post to LinkedIn: Post to multiple LinkedIn accounts and company pages when articles are saved. You may post instantly and manually or schedule a tweet, when article is saved or created in Joomla. Post to Tumblr: JV-PostMaster empowers you to create posts in your Tumblr blogs as you create or modify articles or manually. You can post a link, description with title as a text post, or an image as image post too, all from with in your own Joomla website. Post to Pinterest: Create pins in one or more of your Pinterest boards of your account! Ppost the first picture of the article or the article image, post articles after they are published when the start publishing date is set in the future, select between long and short urls for article link in Pinterest note Post to JomSocial: Post to your JomSocial activity stream, Post the first picture of the article in native format! and Post articles after they are published when the start publishing date is set in the future. Post to EasySocial: Post to your EasySocial activity stream, Post the first picture of the article in native format! and Post articles after they are published when the start publishing date is set in the future. Auto Posting Rules Define clear rules about what to post, where to post to, with a high level of granularity using auto posting rules! Manual Posting: With JV-PostMaster you can post manually to Twitter, Tumblr, JomSocial and Facebook using site backend for Joomla articles, EasyBlog posts, K2 items and JV-LinkDirectory links. Scheduled Manual Posting This feature in 3.2 version now lets you set a date and time for posting to social media accounts when done manually using the Manual Posting menu at backend. Notify Search Engines of New Content: Send a ping to web services and notify them automatically, when articles are saved. Pinging can be done when articles are saved in frontend or backend Display Twitter Tweets in Joomla!: Display latest tweets (only your tweets or even your friends tweets) from your Twitter accounts in Joomla module Display Facebook Posts in Joomla!: Display latest updates from your Facebook profile wall or page wall in Joomla module. Display the number of comments, likes and include links for visitors to like and comment on posts. 3PD Extensions Integration: JV-PostMaster can post links and items to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, EasySocial, JomSocial and Ping Services, when they are created in the following extensions: - EasyBlog Posts - K2 Items - JV-LinkDirectory Listings. - Joomla Core Articles. Works with Automatic Articles Creation Extensions JV-PostMaster can listen to database updates made by automatic article creation extensions like Zt-AutoContent, RSS Feed grabber extensions and post them automatically to your social media accounts. Special Features: 1. Jobs Log Manager 2. Delayed Posting 3. Scheduled Manual Posting 4. URL Shortening 5. Retry of failed messages for posting And it is really simple and easy to configure and start posting with JV-PostMaster.
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Free | Text & Link Ads | JV-Extensions
44 reviews
JV-LinkExchanger (JV-LE) is a free and basic reciprocal link and banner exchange Joomla! extension. JV-LinkExchanger or JV-LE in short has all the elements required for a basic and successful link and banner exchange for Joomla websites. JV-LE provides the necessary screens, forms, logic, processing power, features, design and the flexibility to enable your Joomla website to exchange links with other Joomla and non-Joomla websites. JV-LE can be used by anyone who wants to exchange links with other websites. Link exchange using JV-LinkExchanger increases traffic to your website, helps you generate revenue using featured links and directory monetization functions Some of the significant features provided by JV-LE are Link and banner exchange, reciprocal or backlink checks, one-way links, two-way reciprocal links, SEF URLs, joomfish compatibility, thumbnail previews of websites, 2-column layout for categories, admin approvals and rejections, email approvals and rejections, notifications, reminders, link rating systems, captcha for forms, website thumbnails, directory monetization, directory search, pagination, scheduled reciprocal link checks, highly configurable backend options and more... Recent Changes: - Thumbnail previews of shrinktheweb.com will now need JV-ShrinkTheWeb extension to be installed and configured, if you are using Joomla 2.5/3.x. - Updated older url references of jv-extensions.com - Thumboo.com has been provided as an alternate thumbnail provider. Latest versions: On Joomla 1.5/2.5: v2.7.44 On Joomla 3.x: v3.2
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Paid download | SEO & Metadata | JV-Extensions
10 reviews
JV-ContentLinks = Internal, External Links Management + Keyword Advertising Extension JV-ContentLinks is a Joomla! extension, that will dynamically convert keywords to links in articles and blog posts. It enables you to configure links for keywords at Joomla backend and will automatically replace keywords with their defined links, when corresponding articles and blog posts are viewed in frontend. That is not all, JV-ContentLinks also provides you the ability to advertise on keywords and earn money. It also provides a smooth PayPal payment integration for your advertising transactions. It also monitors the links on keywords and removes them as they expire What does JV-ContentLinks do for your site? - Direct SEO benefit by building internal and external links for your website - JV-ContentLinks lets you manage your keywords and its' links even if you do not want to do advertising on keywords - Provides you complete end to end solution for keyword advertising - JV-ContentLinks makes it very easy for you to make the "link juice" flow to the right article, which Google can then easily mark as THE important one - Prevents keyword cannibalism - JV-ContentLinks supports unlimited keywords for link management and advertising - Great SEO enhancement, a must if you care about search engine positioning - Enhances the return of investment Features: JV-ContentLinks will monitor the keywords and remove links automatically, once the duration expires. So you need not worry about removing links on keywords once the advertising time line expires. JV-ContentLinks gives you to the ability to manually activate links at backend, archive links, delete links in articles, all without the need to open the article and edit it. Supports upto 18 different foreign currencies in transaction using PayPal. 3PD Extensions Compatibility: JV-CL is compatible with K2 and EasyBlog extensions too! in native mode and can replace keywords with links in several other extensions. Keyword Magic: Admin can now add keyword links from site frontend in a few seconds by double clicking a word in article and providing a url to it. Adding a link is so easy with JV-ContentLinks Latest New features: 1) EasyBlog Integration 2) Option to show/hide powered by text 3) Latest installer based on ajax 4) Checks for h1 and h2 tags in all content around them 5) Menu items dropdown is generated in a more Joomla fashion now, while adding new link or editing existing link
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Paid download | Mailing & Distribution Lists | JV-Extensions
0 reviews
If you use MailChimp, this extension will automatically sign up a new user who registers to your site to your MailChimp list too.There is no need to export or import! MailChimp is a simple email marketing software (EMS) which gives you a number of easy options for designing, sending and saving templates of your emails. You can create email lists, add subscribers to the list, send and monitor emails, and track responses. JV-MailChimp provides a Joomla - MailChimp integration. With JV-MailChimp you can add a 'Subscribe to Newsletter' option in the Joomla user registration form (create account page). When a user opts to subscribe, JV-MailChimp will handle the communication with your account at MailChimp, and add that member to your list. This is unobtrusive to the user and happens behind the scene. Features: Subscribe to MailChimp mailing list when user creates an account in Joomla. Admin can decide to use double opt-in or single opt-in method. Admin can decide to set the email format or allow visitors to select. Ability to map different Joomla user profile fields to list fields while subscribing. Option to unsubscribe user from list at MailChimp when that user is deleted in Joomla!. Automatic notifications in back-end for new version releases
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Last updated:
Apr 23 2016
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
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This extension does NOT implement the Joomla! Update System

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