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RevCanonical

A WordPress plugin that creates and adds support for shortened urls plus the shortlink auto-discovery tag

RevCanonical generates a short url for your pages, as well as adding link shortening discovery. You can use this url on character restricted sites like Twitter, in IM, or anytime you need a short link to your webpages. The discovery part means that other sites and services can also use the short url should they need it. Oh and this short url is yours, from your website. It does not use any external service.

Here's what gets added to your pages. The link in the href is the short version you can use:

<link rev="canonical" type="text/html" href="http://my-domain.me/p12p" /> 

This tag can though be customised to suit your own preferences (at your own risk), for instance this:

<link rel="shortlink" href="http://my-mini.me/p12p" /> 

That’s it! You can now, not only use this url to pass around, and in sites like Twitter without having to go via a url shortening service, but services or people that understand the rev=canonical link tag, will be able to use this shortened version over the longer canonical version. It also means that it’s persistence is down to you, and not to a 3rd party.

Oh and there's a great bookmarklet that makes hunting for existing short urls on a page really simple. You can read more about this plugin at my website http://littl.me/p136

NOTE: I use the Day and name style permalinks in WordPress. I can't be sure the plugin will work if you use other formats.

What's changed? View the CHANGELOG

Requires: 2.6 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.8.6
Last Updated: 2009-12-15
Downloads: 1,233

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