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Bit.ly Shortlinks Multisite (Uses OAuth 2 API)

Description

WordPress generates shortlinks for your posts and pages. By default it uses the ?p= with the post ID added to it, but if you have a rather long domain name this isn’t very useful. If you use Bit.ly, this plugin will help you replace the shortlink WordPress generates with a proper Bit.ly shortlink.

This plugin uses the latest Bit.ly OAuth 2 draft specification API instead of its deprecated V3 API and enables you to use generic access token to automatically enable Bit.ly shortlinks in your entire multisite network without the need for each site user to have to tinker with any settings or authentication configurations.

Screenshots

  • Screenshot of Bit.ly shortlinks in action.

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Insert this code to define your bit.ly generic access token in your wp-config.php at the end right above “That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging.”:

    define(‘BITLY_ACCESS_TOKEN’, ‘your_generic_access_token_goes_here’);

You can get your generic access token here: https://bitly.com/a/oauth_apps

Multisite Installation

Install and set up your access token the same way as a single site installation but make sure you Network Activate the plugin.

How To Call Bitly Shortlinks In Your Templates

I’ve included the function get_bitly($url) to help developers easily shorten URLs in their templates.

Example Usage:

<?php
    $url = 'http://YourLongURL.com';
    echo get_bitly($url); // display your shortened URL
?>

Contributors & Developers

“Bit.ly Shortlinks Multisite (Uses OAuth 2 API)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.2

  • Fixed bug that occurs when WP_ DEBUG is on (Thanks to Luke Childs for the bug find.)

1.1

  • Added get_bitly() function.

1.0

  • Initial release.