The Publicize module doesn’t allow you to use your own custom shortlinks yet, but we plan to add this feature to Jetpack very soon.
Make sure to have a look at the changelog next time you see a Jetpack update in your dashboard! 😉
@ Jeremy Herve: I am still waiting to see that ! Hope this will come soon.
This has actually been implemented. if you use a custom URL shortener like Bit.ly or Yourls, Publicize will use your custom shortlink instead of the wp.me shortlink.
You still need to use a separate plugin to create your own custom shortlinks though: once your plugin has created them, Jetpack Publicize will use them!
I use the bit.ly linker plugin, and on publishing a blog post, this link was generated by bit.ly linker:
Which is what I want, however, in the tweet that was created:
Test Blog Post http://t.co/kEvD0Ats
— Gary Ewan Park (@gep13) December 28, 2012
The following URL was created:
Which isn’t what was expeceted.
Am I doing something wrong? Is there another plugin that I should be using?
Thanks for getting back to me!
I have just installed WP Bit.ly, and I am happy to say that this is now working as expected!
Thanks! Hope you have a great New Year!
Question-is there a way to connect the bitly account to the share buttons beneath the post so the URL that is shared on Twitter is shortened? I installed the WP Bitly plugin and it works but when I try to tweet the post using the share button, it still lists the complete url and it is not shortened. Can you update that if you haven’t already? That’s a big issue.
@toughcookiemommy Athough we do not use custom shortlinks in the sharing buttons yet, that’s a good suggestion.
We’ll consider adding this feature in a future Jetpack update!
In the meantime, you can install this small plugin on your site to use custom shortlinks with the Jetpack sharing buttons:
Is that your own plugin Jeremy? Is it not available in the WordPress Gallery?
Call me paranoid, just not sure about installing that, knowing nothing about it 🙂
It is indeed a small plugin I just created earlier today. You can install it, it should work!
I guess I could submit it to the plugin repository, but it’s a small plugin so I’m not sure that’s worth it 🙂
Hey, I publicized a post to Facebook and Twitter and the problem is that it sends two updates to Twitter, each is the same but has different short urls (fb.me and wp.me) I really don’t care which one is used (I like the wp.me), but I’d rather have only one tweet go out. Any ideas?
Oh okay I just tried publicizing only to Twitter and it did one tweet with the wp.me short url.
So is there a way to stop it from making another tweet with the Facebook short url when I want to share the post to Facebook in addition to Twitter?
The update using fb.me is created by another application: it could be the Facebook application in your Twitter account.
Could you check your Twitter app settings, and revoke access for all the apps you don’t use anymore?
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