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Hum

Personal URL shortener for WordPress

Hum is a personal URL shortener for WordPress, designed to provide short URLs to your personal content, both hosted on WordPress and elsewhere. For example, rather than a long URL for a WordPress post such as http://willnorris.com/2011/01/hum-personal-url-shortener-wordpress, you could have a short URL like http://willnorris.com/b/FJ. Additional, if you have a custom domain for short URLs, you can shorten things further like http://wjn.me/b/FJ.

WordPress post IDs are shortened using the NewBase60 encoding scheme which is specifically optimized for brevity and readability, with built-in error correction for commonly confused characters like '1', 'l', and 'I'.

Hum is not designed as a general purpose URL shortener along the lines of http://bit.ly or http://goo.gl. Rather, it is specifically intended as a personal shortener for your own content.

Read more about the reasoning for a personal URL shortener at Tantek Celik's page for Whistle, which served as the inspiration for Hum.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 2012-11-25
Downloads: 607

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