This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

URL Shortener

Description

Notice: I’ve have since stopped development of this plugin as I feel that the state of URL Shortening services seems to have converged and there isn’t much more progress I have in the pipeline for this plugin.

URL Shortener allows you to generate shortlinks for post/pages using URL Shorteners (e.g. Bit.ly, Su.pr and many others), with a few additional features.

Please check your settings when upgrading to Version 4.0 from previous versions prior to it.

What’s New with 4.0

  • QR Code Support (using Google Chart API)
  • Additional Shorteners (Goo.gl, dlvr.it, yourls)
  • Nice ID links with QR Code (i.e. http://your_site/123.qr)
  • Version 4.0 features completely refactored code once again. Now includes classes which allows developers to easily extend the plugin.

Features:

  • Automatic generation of a Short URL/Shortlinks
  • Cached Shortlink – thus generated only once.
  • Choose to generate shortlinks using permalinks or the posts ID (e.g. http://your_site/index.php?p=123).
  • Relatively extensive shortlink support
  • Action Hooks available for other plugins to utilize generated shortlinks (From Ver 3.0 Onwards)
  • Nice ID links – http://your_site/123 instead of http://your_site/index.php?p=123
  • Shortcode support (Ver 3.1): Place [shortlink] in your article where you want to display the shortened url.
  • Append a link to short URL below your post content (Ver 3.1.1)

Refer to the documentation/wiki page at http://wiki.fusedthought.com/docs/url-shortener-wordpress-plugin for more information (eg. installation guide and known issues etc).

Services currently supported are:

  • goo.gl (beta)
  • bit.ly
  • tinyurl
  • is.gd
  • Su.pr
  • snipurl / Snurl / Snipr / Sn.im / Cl.lk
  • cl.gs
  • chilp.it
  • smsh (aka sm00sh)
  • urli.nl
  • unfake.it
  • awe.sm
  • Voizle
  • Interdose API
  • dlvr.it

Suspended

  • Ping.fm (Will be suspended until they reopen their API)

Available Template Tags

On-demand shortening function:

<?php fts_shorturl('http://www.google.com', 'bitly'); ?>

To show the generated links::

<?php fts_show_shorturl($post); ?>

Or if WordPress 3.0:

<?php the_shortlink(); ?>

https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/the_shortlink

Available hooks and filters

  • fts_use_shortlink (Action Hook)
  • fts_filter_shortlink (Filter)

Future Versions and on:

  • More services/features can be added upon request (http://code.google.com/p/url-shortener-plugin/issues/list)
  • Do note that due to my increasing need to concentrate on my studies, and a lack of financial contribution from such plugin development, I cannot possibly accede to all requests.

Support via:

  • https://wordpress.org/tags/url-shortener
  • Contact me via my website ( http://www.fusedthought.com/contact/ )
  • Please check the FAQ

Installation

  1. Upload files to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory (preserve sub-directory structure if applicable)
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Or

  1. Within your WordPress admin, go to plugins > add new
  2. Search for “URL Shortener”.
  3. Click Install Now for the plugin named “URL Shortener”

FAQ

For the most updated list, please check: http://wiki.fusedthought.com/docs/url-shortener-wordpress-plugin/faq

Service Support Levels
  • As I am increasingly busy with college work, I’ve classified services into Tiers…
  • Problems with Tier 1 services will be dealt with faster than group 2 and so on)
  • Do note that the providers for beta services may change their API anytime… Do report if there are any issues.
Tier 1
  • goo.gl (beta)
  • bit.ly
  • tinyurl
  • is.gd
  • Su.pr
  • snipurl / Snurl / Snipr / Sn.im / Cl.lk
Tier 2
Tier 3
  • cl.gs
  • chilp.it
  • smsh (aka sm00sh)
  • urli.nl
  • unfake.it
  • awe.sm
  • Voizle
  • Interdose API
  • dlvr.it
Depreciated
  • Digg (They have stopped the service)
  • soso.bz (Service no longer available)
  • Cuthut (Service no longer available)
  • short.ie (Service not available)
Will deprciated services come back?

Normally it’s only depreciated when the shortening service is down for a prolong period of time. However, if there is a request, I will definitely consider it.

Known Issues

http://wiki.fusedthought.com/docs/url-shortener-wordpress-plugin/known-issues

Reviews

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

Expanded list can be found at: http://wiki.fusedthought.com/docs/url-shortener-wordpress-plugin/release-history

4.0.2

  • BUGFIX Temp remove of jzsc interface

4.0.1

  • BUGFIX missed out colon in parent declaration in component files

4.0

  • Code refactoring (Shortening portion completely rewritten)
  • ADDED QR Code output
  • COMPABILITY Check with WordPress 3.1 series
  • Bugfix / Feature Request for several issues from the forums / bugtracker
  • FOR DEVELOPERS Includes a option wrapper class
  • FOR DEVELOPERS Includes refactored shortening class
  • FOR DEVELOPERS Includes a shortening PHP Interface definition for plugging in new services

3.1.2

  • BUGFIX Bug in the On-Demand Shortening function preventing key/user retrieval (https://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-url-shortener-bug-with-api-username-api-key-and-service)

3.1.1

  • Minor tweak to Admin Interface / categorization of options
  • Minor tweak to generation of Short URL when scheduled posts are published.
  • Ability to append a link to short URL to bottom of post/page content.

3.1

  • BUGFIX Compatibility with Plugins using Services_JSON (http://code.google.com/p/url-shortener-plugin/issues/detail?id=6)
  • UPDATED class.FTShorten to version 2.3 (Support for interdose API – http://code.google.com/p/url-shortener-plugin/issues/detail?id=7)
  • REMOVED u.nu service has been discountinued. Service thus removed.
  • ADDED Shortcode [shortlink] support

3.0

  • Plugin completely rewritten from gound up.
  • UPDATED to use WordPress 3.0 Hooks
  • UPDATED class.FTShorten to version 2.2 (with support for new services)
  • ADDED support for Digg Short URLs
  • ADDED Action hooks to easily add code to utilize shortlink after generation
  • ADDED option to use permalinks or Post/Page ID to generate shortlinks
  • REMOVED services that no longer available.
  • REMOVED wp_rewrite redirect
  • Addon module support halted temporarily
  • Admin Interface redesigned.

2.1.1

  • Bugfix: Twitter User/Pass handling
  • Bugfix: Cli.gs non-authenticated processing

2.1

  • AJAX-ed entire Bulk Short URL code.
  • Improved Security of Bulk Short URL Request.
  • Included updated class.FTShorten (v2.0)
  • Added support for auto-updating twitter (post name / url)

2.0.1

  • Bugfix: Minor error posting to ping.fm

2.0

  • Short URLs now generated using Post/Page IDs instead of Permalinks ensuring correct redirection even if post title/permalink changes.
  • Bugfix: Blank screen when Shorten2Ping plugin is also activated. If Shorten2Ping is activated, URL Shortener will now detect and use the URL generated by Shorten2Ping. (http://code.google.com/p/url-shortener-plugin/issues/detail?id=2)
  • Added support (via Addon Module) for Digg
  • Added support request (via Addon Module) for Voizle (http://code.google.com/p/url-shortener-plugin/issues/detail?id=1)
  • Added ability to generate and delete Short URL in bulk.
  • Ported the URL Generation functions into a class, allowing re-use in other plugins.
  • Sn.im service is found to be down and marked to be removed in the next version of this plugin.

1.7

  • Included an Addon module option
  • Addon functions for additional service display
  • Added support (via Addon Module) for Goo.gl
  • Directory structure cleanup

1.6.3

  • WordPress 2.9 Compatibility check.
  • If WordPress.com stats plugin enabled, “Show Short URL” button in edit page beside “view” is removed.

1.6.2

  • Added prefix choosing support for Sn.im / Snipr / Snipurl / Snurl

1.6.1

  • Bugfix: future/scheduled posts not generating Short URL.

1.6

  • Added support for Awe.sm (user request)
  • Changed URL Generation method hook for future/scheduled posts

1.5.2

  • Bugfix: Pingfm key not saving.

1.5.1

  • Bugfix: Short URL generated was the same as post URL

1.5

  • Added on-demand shortening function: fts_shorturl()
  • Added supported for ping.fm, chilp.it, short.to, sm00sh, u.nu, unfake.it
  • Added personal shortening service using post id (http://yoursite/POST-ID)
  • Added Prefix option for personal shortening service (http://yoursite/prefix/POST-ID)
  • Added template redirection and WP_Rewrite redirection methods
  • Updated administration options page

1.4

  • First Public Release
  • Added simple validation to options page

1.3

  • Added support for snipurl, cl.gs, Short.ie

1.2

  • Added support for su.pr

1.1

  • Added support for bit.ly, tr.im
  • Added “Remove buttons” in post/page edit.
  • Added option for automatic shorturl generation.
  • Changed Custom Field name from fts_shorturl to shorturl

1.0

  • Initial Private release.
  • supports TinyURL, is.gd