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Short link in 3.3 admin-bar (11 posts)

  1. orenlebbo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Where did the short-link option in admin bar go??

    Thanks :)
    Oren

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    My two cents: Far, far away, I hope!

  3. orenlebbo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Why? It's good for RTL languages website.
    The URLs gets long and full with weird characters.
    How does the Short-link button is a problem?

  4. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, even better when the short link is translated so no user has a clue what site they will be visiting actually.

  5. orenlebbo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What's so great about that??

  6. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Exactly.

  7. orenlebbo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  8. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I actually do understand.

  9. orenlebbo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't get you :)
    Maybe it's my bad english...

  10. mediabaron
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @SwansonPhotos is trying to be cheeky but in the world of social media the shortlink is needed as Twitter will automatically create their own shortlink if the URL is too long so either way a shortlink will be created. Better to keep the domain branding then have it lost in some Twitter t.co shortlink.

    You can get the shortlink back by installing this plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/reenable-shortlink-item-in-admin-toolbar/

    I too use the shortlink a lot as it allows for posting a shorter link with domain name branding in Twitter and elsewhere. My site has a short domain name so most often there is no need for URL shorteners if the shortlink is used.

    The side benefit of using the native shortlink instead of using the longer permalink or someone else's shortlink is that if I find an error with the title (spelling, corrections) after publishing I can change the title, corresponding permalink and the short link will still work. Without the shortlink the automatically shortened Twitter links are all broken and I have to do a 301 redirect.

  11. orenlebbo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thanks!

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