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Simple Short Links

Adjust the WordPress shortlinks format with an extra settings page.

Can I see a sample of your short url for wordpress?

Yes. You can see this plugin live on my personal blog. For example:

miqrogroove.com?p=1122

That short link will forward to a specific post permalink from a January 2013 article. Here is an example of a category short link:

miqrogroove.com?cat=12

This plugin is also compatible with qTranslate, so you can see paths like /zh/?p=4517 when both plugins are installed.

http://blogyul.miqrogroove.com/zh/?p=4517

Notice how much longer the permalinks may become when the short links are clicked!

Is it only the page or the post url that it shortens?

Short Links are extra URLs that get forwarded to the normal URLs. The existing URLs stay the same.

This does work for:

  • Posts
  • Pages
  • Attachments
  • Categories

This particular plugin does not make short links for:

  • Tags
  • Image files
  • Other websites

Does it take the header as the description?

Activating this plugin adds two invisible links to each post. That part of the protocol does not involve descriptions.

The template tag, when added to your theme, does use a normal hyperlink with a title description. The template tag is customizable.

How do I use the template tag?

You can add something as simple as this inside the single post template and/or the post loop:

<?php the_shortlink('Short Link'); ?>

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-4-10
Downloads: 3,919

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