URL Shortener

  1. gnorb


    I'd like to see an integrated feature available that creates a shortened URL alongside a regular length URL for posts. The shortened URL would simply point to the full-length URL article, in the same manner is.gd and tinyurl.com do. I'd much rather give people on services like Jaiku and Twitter a short URL with my own domain instead of relying on another service, for obvious reasons (example.com/dnX -> example.com/2008/12/29/Post-Name, as opposed to is.gd/FjD -> example.com...). This URL should be immediately copyable/visible as soon as the post is published, and visible from at the very least the Edit screen of the post.

    Note that while it would be nice to have an interface within the software that would allow this type of redirection for external sites, my only interest is in seeing it for the domain on which the service is being run. (example.com/dnX -> example.com/2008/12/29/Post-name, not example.com/DjG -> OtherSite.com/...) This would therefore not involve the addition of a new interface within the backend.

    Posted: 10 years ago #
  2. Alex Dunae

    You can do this really easily with post IDs. Instead of example.com/2008/12/29/Post-Name use example.com/?p=123

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  3. Mark McWilliams

    If you use the WordPress.com Stats plugin, then you can take advantage of the WP.me URL shortener, or just a quick look in the plugin repository show many different plugins that you might find appropriate?

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  4. Jen

    Version 3.0 will have support for shortlinks built in for use by plugins (so you can use whatever shortener you want).

    Posted: 9 years ago #

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    Good idea! We're working on it