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JB Shortener


Changes the Short URL and the Twitter Tools URL for each post on your site using a custom, shortened domain and a base-36 encode of the post ID.


  1. Buy a short domain
  2. Upload jb-shortener.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Update the “Short URL” in Options->General

If you’re running a multisite configuration, copy sunrise.php to the wp-content folder and set define('SUNRISE', 'on'); in wp-config.php.


Why would I want this Plugin?

You can use a custom, shorter url for the short urls in WordPress and with Twitter Tools.

Does it work with Multisite enabled?

Yes, but you have to copy the sunrise.php file into the wp_content folder.


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  • Fix formatting on options page
  • Display warning if no short domain is set


  • Now works with multisite installs with subdirectories
  • Various optimizations
  • Removed explicit support for domain mapping plugin


  • Removes entries from the redirect database in multisite mode
  • No longer continues to redirect after plugin has been disabled in multisite mode
  • more efficient check for database install


  • No longer requires hosting of short-url redirect scripts, even for multisite
  • Added sunrise.php


  • Straight redirect to post instead of bouncing to ?p=POSTID first


  • No longer need to host the short-url redirect on an external domain for non-multisite installs


  • First version