I have been facing issues with the third party links in trello. The links are resolving and when do copy-paste they do not get formatted properly. Any idea how to fix or disable link previews?
I don't think they're talking about Link Cards, just links added into the description or comments in a regular card.
I personally don't like this "preview" and would prefer to see the link itself (http://...), as it was before. Is there any way to disable the link preview?
Not 100% sure if I understand the question perfectly here but I think you are struggling with the new Link Cards?
I made an overview video of these here (for Google Docs/Sheets) if that helps explain them...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNIzISDlD1s
I also noticed recently that the Link Card functionality doesn't work for me when I have a Butler automation set up to automatically add things to a card when created. eg I have an automation to add a certain label to a new card. This seems to block the Link Card functionality from working (removing the preview functionality, so it pastes in as a normal link instead). Maybe that will help you. So if you don't want the Link Cards to happen then make a basic Butler automation like I mentioned (let me know if you need help with that).
You can also manually convert Link Cards back into regular cards...
Link cards are placeholders that let you preview content from another website directly within your board. If you want to use a standard Trello card instead, you can definitely do that!
(mentioned in here https://help.trello.com/article/1256-link-cards)
Hope that helps!
Do you have an example of what "not formatted properly" looks like?
Depending on where you are seeing the links resolved, you may be able to disable it. For example, link cards can be converted to regular cards (with no link resolution), but it can't be disabled for attachments.
Yeah, any 3rd party links for authenticated websites are basically useless and a problem since they don't show up properly.
So for example when using Slab (wiki) we get this:
And wrapping it with backticks isn't great because then it doesn't work as a link (that is you cannot click it) :(.
I have the same experience as jumarko and it is frustrating that Trello is going out of its way to actively break my content. I use Trello to track web development projects and regularly want to provide links to specific places in the (password protected) app. Every meaningful distinct link I type in gets converted to the same meaningless block.
It would be great if we could opt-out of this behavior in Board settings.
Having markdown that to opt-out link by link, would also work. Losing clickability, makes backticks a poor solution. I think it's crazy that even if you use the painful [http://my.link](http://my.link) syntax you still get hijacked by the preview.
In a broader sense, this feature just seems like bad software design. It presupposes that your app understands the content's meaning. When you style a link as a preview (put in a box with an image and a shadow) you are giving this content exponential importance over its sibling content. In many cases this is a bad assumption. Trello is not the only software to implement this widget, and it frustrates me wherever I find it.