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WP Shortcm

Description

WP Shortcm is the easiest way to replace the internally generated WordPress shortlinks with short.cm generated shortlinks.

Provide WP Shortcm with an authorization token (automatically generated for you by Short.cm), tell it which post types you’d like to generate shortlinks for, and forget about it! WP Short.cm does the rest for you.

Shortlinks are a great way to quickly share posts on social media like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Just finished writing an amazing post and want to share that post with your friend? It’s a lot easier to text message a shortlink than the entire address.

WP Short.cm also provides some insights (via a metabox on your edit post screen) as to how your link is being passed around, and who’s clicking on it.

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This Plugin is GPL

*Someone out there is selling a plugin with the exact same name as WP Short.cm. Just to be clear, it is not the same plugin. This plugin is open source and free, and will remain so forever.

Installation

Upgrading

Older versions of WP Short.cm used a beta API provided by short.cm that required a username and API key. The more recent versions of WP Short.cm use the Short.cm API which only requires a single OAuth token to generate short links.

You will need to upgrade from the WordPress dashboard, and navigate to the Dashboard >> Settings >> Writing page to add your new OAuth Token if you’re coming from a version prior to 2.0.

Add New Plugin

  1. From the Dashboard navigate to Plugins >> Add New
  2. Enter “WP Short.cm” in the search field
  3. Select Install Now, click OK and finally Activate Plugin
  4. This will return you to the WordPress Plugins page. Find WP Short.cm in the list and click the Settings link to configure.
  5. Enter your OAuth token, and that’s all! You’re done!

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Upgrading

Older versions of WP Short.cm used a beta API provided by short.cm that required a username and API key. The more recent versions of WP Short.cm use the Short.cm API which only requires a single OAuth token to generate short links.

You will need to upgrade from the WordPress dashboard, and navigate to the Dashboard >> Settings >> Writing page to add your new OAuth Token if you’re coming from a version prior to 2.0.

Add New Plugin

  1. From the Dashboard navigate to Plugins >> Add New
  2. Enter “WP Short.cm” in the search field
  3. Select Install Now, click OK and finally Activate Plugin
  4. This will return you to the WordPress Plugins page. Find WP Short.cm in the list and click the Settings link to configure.
  5. Enter your OAuth token, and that’s all! You’re done!
After installation, do I need to update all my posts for short links to be created?

No. The first time a shortlink is requested for a particular post, WP Short.cm will automatically generate one.

What happens if I change a posts permalink?

WP Short.cm will verify the shortlink when it’s requested and update as necessary all on its own.

Can I include the shortlink directly in a post?

Sure can! Just use our handy dandy shortcode [wpshortcm] and shazam! The shortcode accepts all the same arguments as the_shortlink(). You can also set “post_id” directly if you wish.

How do I include a shortlink using PHP?

(You don’t have to include the php comment, but you can if you want.)

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

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Changelog

1.0.1

  • API URL updated

1.0.0

  • Initial release