Insights brings a powerful new way to write your blog posts. It increases productivity and at the same time the appeal of your posts.

With Insights you can very quickly (in couple of seconds) do the following:

  • Search your blog for posts, edit them or insert links to them into the current post
  • Insert Flickr Images
  • Insert Youtube videos
  • Search and link to Wikipedia
  • Search Google
  • Search News
  • Google Blog Search
  • Insert a Google Map

Insights allows you to do all this using dynamic AJAX interface which loads the relevant information to your post in just a few seconds.


Using Insights

Insights increases the speed you access and present information on your site. It makes any information almost instantaneously available.

Let's say I want to link snazzy archives to my exact plugin page.

If I am not sure of the exact link to that page I would need around 1 minute to open a new window, search for this page, copy the link and paste it. With Insights everything is done in couple of seconds.

Adding images

What if I wrote a post about mountains and wanted to insert a generic picture of a mountain:

With Insights it takes few seconds:

What about a Video?

Easy as it can be. Find a relevant video and click Add Video!

Google Maps

With Insights you can add real maps to your posts using Google Maps interface. You can add markers and draw paths too.

When you are satisfied, Insights will add a map image to your post.

Wikipedia and Google

Insights also allows you to search Wikipedia and Google. Insert the links or read the articles with ease:


1. Upload the whole plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.

2. Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin.

3. Use the Options page to change your options

4. If you want to use Google Maps module then get your free Google Maps key here.

4. Write a new post. You will notice Insights toolbar. Use it :)


0.4 - Added search only non-commercial licensed images option


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  1. Dec 16th, 2014 12:43 AM

    Hello , this plugin list is really awesome. I will use them for them sure.. Thanks a lot :)

  2. Apr 18th, 2014 1:03 PM

    I am using your plugin since long time but after recent WordPress update 3.9 it is causing some problem. When i search for some keyword on my blog for interlinking it is not adding url to the selected keyword. It performs the search task perfectly but a button that is given to add url with selected keyword is not working. Please check and release update to fix this bug.

    Appreciate your response

  3. Lucas
    Jan 21st, 2014 12:24 AM

    Great plugin but it is 3 years old! Is it discontinued? Are you going to update it?

  4. Oct 15th, 2013 7:53 PM

    This plugin is really very awesome. I hope This will be very effective for me and I will use it for my blog. Thanks for this

  5. Jun 11th, 2013 5:36 AM

    Thanx, exact plugin which i want. every time i used to open link in new tab and copy/paste it.

  6. Jan 14th, 2013 1:33 AM

    This is a very nice plugin.
    It helps save time whan writing a post .

  7. Oct 13th, 2012 9:20 PM

    This plugin is great and was working fine for me in both Firefox and IE but with the latest WP update it has stopped working in firfox (still works in IE) on all my WP blogs that I updated to the latest wp version today 14th October 2012.
    Stange that it still works in IE or on blogs that are not yet updated so something in the new WP update is causing issues with this plugin in firefox.

  8. Aug 14th, 2012 4:27 PM

    Great program...

    BUT... how do I get it to work with Firefox? Works fine with Chrome and IE but will NOT display the videos in Firefox.

    And there really, really needs to be a way to search for a specific video on Youtube. Right now you can not do that. You have to keep putting in different keywords to try and find a certain video.

    I'm using Insites Version 1.0.5 and WP Version 3.4.1

    Thank you,

  9. Aug 7th, 2012 6:00 PM

    thnks sir.awesome plugin :)
    i will use it

  10. Verdi
    Jul 14th, 2012 7:53 PM

    When inserting images, are they stored locally or is it a link to the location of the image? That last case, could result in broken images over time. Having the option would be great.

    • Verdi
      Jan 14th, 2013 11:16 AM

      Would someone please answer my question? Is it possible to have this option (in an updated version)?

  11. Linda Carter
    Jun 7th, 2012 11:43 PM

    I'm using WP 3.3.2. The plugin says it is only compatible to 3.2.1. I like the features demonstrated and would love to use this plugin. Please advise.

  12. May 12th, 2012 4:16 PM

    From what I've read it looks like this plugin is doing a great job for a lot of people. Hope I can get it working because the promised functionality looks great.

    I'm using 3.3.2 Multisite and anytime I try to do a search I get this error:
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Warning: require_once(../../../wp-config.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/gottinfo/public_html/wp-content/plugins/insights/insights-ajax.php on line 4

    Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '../../../wp-config.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/gottinfo/public_html/wp-content/plugins/insights/insights-ajax.php on line 4
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Before I go tracking down the code is there an update to this plugin that doesn't cause this error in the first place?; thanks.

  13. donna
    May 1st, 2012 6:50 PM

    videos insert fine, but when i click on the icon next to a news item, for example, to insert the link, nothing happens. tried in different browsers.

  14. Rommy
    Mar 23rd, 2012 5:47 AM

    can this plugin work automatically?
    lets say when we choose Video it will automatically add video to all posts and get keyword from post title or post it self?

  15. Mar 19th, 2012 1:50 PM

    thanks once again, this is a plugin with a lot of features in it.

  16. Arthur
    Feb 27th, 2012 6:33 PM

    I wanted to change the image width to 640xsomething instead of 500x500.

    Is this possible? I have searched the code for an hour and couldn't find the right thing to change.

  17. Jan 8th, 2012 11:39 AM

    good tools ! will definitely try and come back with more feedback.



  18. Dec 6th, 2011 8:28 PM

    Good plugin, i will try now

  19. Gavin
    Aug 4th, 2011 4:43 PM

    Hi. I'm trying the the Insights plugin at the recommendation of and find it has a lot of potential use for the site I'm building. However, can I include Insights in custom post types? Thanks.

    • Aug 15th, 2012 6:48 PM

      Hi Gavin,
      you can activate this (wonderful) plugin by editing the insights.php file.
      Search for:
      add_meta_box( 'WPInsights', 'Insights', array(&$this,'draw_insights'), 'page', 'normal', 'high' );
      Then past below:
      add_meta_box( 'WPInsights', 'Insights', array(&$this,'draw_insights'), '[slug_of_the_custom_post_type]', 'normal', 'high' );

      You have to replace the [slug_of_the_custom_post_type] with the real slug of the post type. You can search for it adding a new post: the slug is at the end of the URL.


  20. Jul 21st, 2011 5:55 PM

    Great plugin Vladimir! Am using it excessively :p.

    Question: when adding an image, can I just use it without any problems? In terms of creative commons etc. ? Maybe a typical newbie question, but the last thing I want is copyright issue.

    Could you please tell me?

  21. Jun 22nd, 2011 9:24 PM

    When using the Insights plugin something weird is happening...only in IE.

    I highlight the text I want to make into a link.

    Copy the text.

    Add the text to the Insights area and do a search.

    Then click on the 'inset link to selection' icon but instead of making it a link, it deletes the text I have highlighted and replaces it with the words 'object selection'.

    Any ideas what I am doing wrong?


  22. Jun 8th, 2011 11:56 AM

    Hello Vladimir!
    I get the following error "Can not retrieve results" after the search animation finishes spinning. Any ideas what could be the problem?

  23. May 27th, 2011 4:44 PM

    Warning: file_get_contents( [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: Connection timed out in /home/sempaja/public_html/ on line 437

    got that error, any suggestion?

    • May 28th, 2011 10:27 AM

      It's just a warning when it can not access the Rising stars list on my site. Nothing to worry about.

  24. nand kishore
    May 26th, 2011 2:15 PM


    Nice plugin . But can We add bing search also.

  25. May 25th, 2011 5:57 AM

    Hi, I see this plugin hasnt been updated for quite some time.

    Does it still work?

    I'm also using wp 3.1.2 multi site with Buddypress.

    Will it still work?


    • May 25th, 2011 8:13 AM

      Of course it works

      • Andrew
        Oct 4th, 2011 7:43 PM


        How can I pull Google News results?

        • Andrew
          Oct 4th, 2011 7:45 PM

          Nevermind... I am an idiot! I got it after I installed it.. I guess it is important to actually try the plugin before posting..

          Awesome plugin! I love it... I was looking for Curation Software and this integrates right in...

          Absolutely awesome!

      • Apr 20th, 2012 1:02 AM

        Hi Vladimir,

        I just want to thank you about this free wordpress plugin. I found your website through a friend of mine Andrew Rondeau. I call him a friend now because of the great information I learn from his blog. Thanks again and more success from you.


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