Add Media URL Shortcut

Adds web page URL Shortcut to Media tab of chosen record.
Enter desired web page URL and Title then click the Link Media URL button.
The Plugin then:

  • Adds a Shortcut file to the ....fh_data/Media/URL folder
  • Adds a Media record with Title same as URL and Keyword = 'URL'
  • Adds a link to that Media record in the chosen record Media tab

To open Media URL click the triangular Open in Editor/Player button.
To undo changes use Edit > Undo Plugin Updates before closing FH,
& delete new shortcut files in ....fh_data/Media/URL folder.

  • V1.2: Allow the URL to contain Lua magic pattern %n capture index.
  • V1.1: Allows a Title name for new Media record.
  • V1.0: First published in Plugin Store.

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Hi, I have tried this using this plugin as I need to add URL's as references...I can't figure out how to make the plugin run. There is no Open in Editor/Player button (I have FH6, trial version for now).  How do I make the beast work?

Henry, October 30, 2015 at 8:47 am

You can not run plugins when in trial mode.

Ros, November 5, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Hi, I have successfully run this plug-in before however I am now getting an error message and nothing further happens.  Error message is too long to read and is truncated but the final part refers to '52 Invalid Capture Index'.

Any suggestions?



Any suggestions?


Peter Lawton, January 29, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Further to my previous comment I now see that the URL I was adding included text between %% markers.  Taking this out of the URL meant that the plug-in worked OK. I know that Family History uses %% symbols in expressions etc - maybe this has caused some sort of compatibility problem.



Peter Lawton, January 29, 2017 at 10:40 pm

Peter, that problem has now been fixed in V1.2

Mike Tate, August 31, 2018 at 2:27 pm