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Bit.ly Shortlinks

This plugin replaces the default WordPress shortlinks with bit.ly shortlinks.

WordPress generates shortlinks for your posts and pages. By default it uses the ?p= with the post ID added to it, but if you have a rather long domain name this isn't very useful. If you use Bit.ly, or even better, Bit.ly Pro, this plugin will help you: it replaces the shortlink WordPress generates with a proper Bit.ly shortlink.

The plugin replaces the 3.1+ Admin Bar "Shortlink" item with a Bit.ly menu, linking to the stats page and allowing you to share the link on Twitter.

Other interesting stuff:

  • The plugin page on Yoast.com: Bit.ly shortlinks.
  • Check out the other WordPress plugins by the same author.
  • Want to increase traffic to your WordPress blog? Check out the WordPress SEO Guide!
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  • If you've still not seen enough, or you'd rather listen than read, check out the WordPress Podcast, hosted by the author of this plugin and Frederick Townes, the creator of W3 Total Cache.

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.2.1
Last Updated: 2011-1-2
Downloads: 7,318

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