Creating Links to Codepen

You currently cannot embed codepens directly into the wiki.
However it is quite easy to create a link to codepen with a preview image.

This tutorial shows to create previews that look like this (image link)

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Or like this (thumbnail with link)


Get the Slug

To embed a codepen you need its CODEPEN_SLUG which is a combination of letters and numbers.
If your codepen is located at https://codepen.io/bitcraftlab/pen/MbjKNv the username is bitcraftlab and your slug is MbjKNv.

Screenshots hosted at Codepen

With this slug you can retrieve screenshots provided by the codepen website.
A small screenshot is usually available at:

https://codepen.io/CODEPEN_USERNAME/pen/CODEPEN_SLUG/image/small.png

A large screenshot is usually available at:

https://codepen.io/CODEPEN_USERNAME/pen/CODEPEN_SLUG/image/large.png

Let's say, your slug is MbjKNv. Then the small image can be found at https://codepen.io/bitcraftlab/pen/MbjKNv/image/small.png and the large one at https://codepen.io/bitcraftlab/pen/MbjKNv/image/large.png.

Codepen Image Link

This is the simple and fast way to link to codepens. If you know your codepen slug you can easily create a image link using the thumbnail hosted at codepen using this syntax:

[YOUR_CODEPEN_URL YOUR_THUMBNAIL_URL]

Let's say my username is bitcraftlab and I want to embed the codepen with the slug MbjKNv. Then the syntax goes like this:

[https://codepen.io/bitcraftlab/pen/MbjKNv https://codepen.io/bitcraftlab/pen/MbjKNv/image/small.png]

This is what it looks like:

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Codepen Thumbnail with Link

You can also provide an actual thumbnail, with a link to the codepen. This is more cumbersome, because you need to upload the screenshot to our wiki, but it sure looks nicer.

This is how you do it:

  • Download the screenshot from codepen, or make one yourself
  • Upload the screenshot to the wiki using the Uploader at Wikipages > Uploads.
    • Filename: use a unique image name, I suggest codepen-CODEPEN_SLUG.png
    • License: (c) by the image uploader
    • Source: url of your codepen

Once you have uploaded the screenshot, you can embed it like this:

[[File:codepen-CODEPEN_SLUG.png|400px|thumb|left|[https://codepen.io/bitcraftlab/pen/CODEPEN_SLUG view on codepen]]]

This is what it looks like in the wiki:


That's it.

Have fun!