Adjust the WordPress shortlinks format with an extra settings page.
Yes. You can see this plugin live on my personal blog. For example:
That short link will forward to a specific post permalink from a January 2013 article. Here is an example of a category short link:
This plugin is also compatible with qTranslate, so you can see paths like /zh/?p=4517 when both plugins are installed.
Notice how much longer the permalinks may become when the short links are clicked!
Short Links are extra URLs that get forwarded to the normal URLs. The existing URLs stay the same.
This does work for:
This particular plugin does not make short links for:
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.
You can add something as simple as this inside the single post template and/or the post loop:
<?php the_shortlink('Short Link'); ?>