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k0nsl Short URLs


This plugin creates a short URL from the blog post permalink and stores it in the database. The URL is displayed below the blog post along with a link to twitter that passes the short URL on, if defined in the settings page. The plugin currently use as the only service and stores the data in the database of

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  • k0nsl Short URL settings page


  1. Upload the k0nsl_shorturl folder to /wp-content/plugins/.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. You can change the default short URL service in ‘Settings’ -> ‘Short URLs’


How do I use the k0nsl_show_url() function?

This function can be used in your theme files. For example, we echo k0nsl_show_url() in post.php and this will show “”.

Contributors & Developers

“k0nsl Short URLs” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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  • Addd pre_get_shortlink(); and did some minor cleanups. Thanks to Rob Allen for code contributions.
  • Shortcode added, usage: [knsl-url u=]WordPress Answers – Stack Exchange[/knsl-url]


  • Added function k0nsl_show_url(); for placement in template files, i.e k0nsl_show_url(); will result in “” when echoed.


  • Replaced hardcoded plugin directory path with a defined path via “k0nsl_plugin_path”.