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Using owl.ly as a URL shortener? (6 posts)

  1. fpmsummer
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for this plugin... it's the first decent one I've come across that automatically tweets custom post types!

    Any chance of adding owl.ly as a choice for URL shortener in future versions?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-to-twitter/

  2. Joe Dolson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I might -- ever since Twitter implemented universal shortening via their own t.co shortener, adding new shorteners has been a low priority. Also, obtaining an ow.ly API key isn't automated, so I'm concerned about the method for getting users set up with the system.

  3. yancho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Joe Dolson - any idea on the above? that would be really appreciated please :)

  4. Joe Dolson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    See this: http://www.joedolson.com/articles/2012/12/wp-to-twitter-the-next-step-forward/

    My long-term plan is to remove URL shortening from WP to Twitter, for a wide variety of reasons. It would still be possible to use URL shortening with WP to Twitter, but it would no longer be built into the plug-in.

  5. th3br41n
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It could be a good idea to let users to add their own shortener, actually you need only a URL for the API method (that incorporate API keys) with a {url} parameter. Almost all shortener support the plain/text (return) format. A button TEST near the configuration could help people to configure the shortener.

    es. https://my.shortener.api/shorten?url={url}&apikey=my_api_key

  6. Joe Dolson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Also part of the long-term plan; but it's going to take a while.

    I'm adding a new shortener in the next release, but that's mostly because the URL shortener people contributed the code themselves, which made it easy to add.

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