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Bitly shared links


Automatically generates a short url using your account at and insert links to share it at the bottom of your
posts and pages, you can also disable the links to appear in specific posts/pages.

On each post page in the backend, you can also keep track of the clicks for each post with a link to extended statistics
in the page.

If you have the sociable plugin activated, this plugin will replace the default link with the short url automatically.


My posts created before installing this plugin do not have short url

Edit the post and update it, the plugin will create the short url if it is missing.

How can I use the short url in other places?

The short url hash is stored in a custom field, if you want to display it in a custom place in your template you can
retrieve it with <?php echo get_post_meta($post->ID,'_bitly_link',true); ?>



  • Changed variable name (small typo)


  • Changed function call to request short link from bitly only when the post is published


  • Fixed bug in the options page
  • Added rel=”shortlink” tag support


  • Initial release of the plugin.

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