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URL shortening (5 posts)

  1. wilkod
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It would be useful to have URL shortening available for use, especially (although not exclusively) for use with the Twitter button. I know that Twitter now treats all URLs - regardless of how short or long they are - as 19 characters exactly, but I still prefer to use short URLs because I find them more reliable and because it's consistent with how my site automatically tweets posts.

    I see when looking at the plugin file that bit.ly support is/was in the plugin but all the relevant lines are commented out.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/trackable-social-share-icons/

  2. mikestowe
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi wilkod,
    Please feel free to uncomment the relevant lines to activate bit.ly link shortening. This was added awhile ago as a "let's try this out," and it works pretty well, just we never got around to including it as a feature.

    But, I'll check with the powers that be to see if that is something we should make standard.

    Thanks for your feedback,
    Mike

  3. thatwastaxing
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I was wondering about that too. I'm going to give it a go.

  4. thatwastaxing
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Uncommented all the relevant lines but I don't see anything new on the options page.

  5. jdsiebert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I also uncommented the relevant lines and didn't see anything on the options page. Am I doning something wrong? This would be a great functionality to have.

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