We want to aggregate a lot of links from our users. What we want to happen:
- A user submits a URL via a Webflow form.
- [Magic Step] Using Webflow or Zapier or OpenGraph, metadata is extracted from that URL: its page title, thumbnail, and date published, for example.
- That metadata is added to a CMS collection, whose layout creates a “rich card” using the image, title, date, and a handy source URL.
In other words, if a user submits this:
Webflow turns that into this rich “card” (with metadata, image, faivcon, etc.):
From my research, I need something to crawl the metadata. Is this something that needs to be coded by hand? The above images are using Slack’s “unfurl” feature to crawl the metadata. Facebook does this with OpenGraph. Zapier almost looks like it can do this, but the only integration that looks right (Apify) requires significant coding skills.
I almost want to copy what Slack does, but I don’t know how to get that metadata out to Webflow.