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Artiss URL Shortener

Artiss URL Shortener will shorten a supplied URL using one of over 80 different shortening services


  • Maintenance: Reviewed all URL shortening services - many broken sites removed with some new ones added
  • Bug: Assorted code bugs fixed as part of site review
  • Enhancement: Added internationalisation
  • Enhancement: Added feature pointer upon activation
  • Enhancement: Added uninstaller to remove any database options
  • Enhancement: Completely re-written caching, which is now also cleared when the plugin is activated or deleted
  • Enhancement: Administration screen added for default options
  • Enhancement: Enhanced existing function to use default options if none are specified
  • Enhancement: Services screen will list available URL shorteners and which parameters they require


  • Bug: Not formatting the key used for the cache so cache may fail
  • Maintenance: Removed tr.im


  • Maintenance: Renamed to Artiss URL Shortener
  • Maintenance: Brought code up to date
  • Maintenance: Removed debug option
  • Maintenance: Fixed bit.ly
  • Maintenance: Re-written the instructions!
  • Enhancement: Now using built-in WP caching - if you have WP Plugin Cache installed you can now remove it!
  • Enhancement: Added adf.ly, goo.by, ity.im, lnk.co, lnk.co+key, lnk.co+banner and yvy.me


  • Bug: Fixed file fetching bug


  • Maintenance: Removed bit.ly (you can still use bit.ly+key though)
  • Enhancenment: Added v.gd


  • Maintenance: url.co.uk now requires an API key
  • Maintenance: Confirmed WP 3.0 compatibility
  • Bug: Fixed critical bug in file fetching routine
  • Enhancement: Rewrite of main code, especially debugging data
  • Enhancement: Using WP Plugin Cache for caching, instead of old internal routines
  • Enhancement: Added extra Linkbee service for members
  • Enhancement: Added ez.com and minify.us to list of services


  • Enhancement: Added debugging facility


  • Enhancement: Replaced str_ireplace with str_replace to ensure PHP 4 compatibility


  • Enhancement: Added new services - 2Zeus, 9mp, BudURL, HURL, kl.am, Lnk.by, to.vg, url.co.uk


  • Enhancement: Added 87 new shortening services. pic.gd removed.
  • Enhancement: Ability to specify API key and/or login and password details for certain services
  • Enhancement: Can now read XML and JSON return formats, not just plain text
  • Enhancement: Failed shortening of URLs are no longer cached


  • Maintenance: New versions of shared functions added in
  • Enhancement: Now uses caching system to save shortened URLs
  • Enhancement: Sub-parameter system added to allow for switching off of cache


  • Initial release

Requires: 2.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-12-5
Active Installs: 300+


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