ETH Simple Shortlinks

Description

WordPress 3.0 introduced a native shortlinks feature, which builds URLs using query strings. This plugin converts those URLs to ones using pretty permalinks, which makes for a nicer-looking URL and improves shortlinks’ ability to be cached.

Posts and pages are supported by default, while filters make it possible to support other post types.

For example, http://example.com/?p=123 becomes http://example.com/p/123/.

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/eth-simple-shortlinks directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Flush your site’s rewrite rules by visiting Settings > Permalinks.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/eth-simple-shortlinks directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Flush your site’s rewrite rules by visiting Settings > Permalinks.
Can I customize a shortlink?

No, shortlinks use the posts’ IDs, so aren’t available for modification.

Contributors & Developers

“ETH Simple Shortlinks” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.5

  • Admin notices when permalinks won’t support the plugin
  • Disable plugin functionality when permalink structure is incompatible
  • Translation support

0.4

  • Initial release