This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



When you use tweets in your blog, you will probably have loads of shortened urls like me –,… But your blog readers would probably rather see the real address. Me too. While this feature is integrated in loads of twitter clients, it’s not yet in WordPress. Oh, hold on, now it is! UnShorten will look at any link that has the link text the same as the URL and will try to expand the URL. The hyperlink URL will stay the same but the link text will change to the real, un-shortened link. Neat, hey?!


  • PHP 5.2.0 or newer (PHP4 is dead anyway)
  • WordPress 2.7 or newer


Manual Installation

Extract all files from the ZIP file, making sure to keep the file/folder structure intact, and then upload it to /wp-content/plugins/.

Automated Installation

Visit Plugins -> Add New in your admin area and search for this plugin. Click “Install”.

See Also: “Installing Plugins” article on the WP Codex

Plugin Usage

Just enable the plugin, you’re good to go!


It’s not working!

Ummm. I don’t know either. Drop me a note and I’ll try to figure it out.

Contributors & Developers

“UnShorten” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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  • Initial release!