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nerdsane on 04/26/09


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Automatically get short urls for your wordpress posts


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this is how to automatically get short urls for your blog posts in wordpress,

What you need is to decide which tinyurl service you will be using and get its api URL, for example rinyurl.com , bit,ly, tr.im,

here are the api URLS for the most famous services.

tinyurl.com : http://tinyurl.com/api-create.php?url= is.gd : http://is.gd/api.php?longurl= href.in : http://href.in/api.php?create= tr.im : http://api.tr.im/api/trim_simple?url=

Note: There are some short url services api's which requires authentication, like bit.ly , so keep that in mind, but my above services are ok!

  1. /* add the following codes to functions.php file: */
  2.  
  3. function getShortUrl($url) {
  4. $tinyurl = file_get_contents("API-URL".$url);
  5. return $tinyurl;
  6. }
  7.  
  8. // remember to replace API-URL in the second line of the above codes with one of the urls mentioned on the comments
  9.  
  10. /* On your single.php file, paste the following within the loop: */
  11. <?php
  12. $surl = getShortUrl(get_permalink($post->ID));
  13. echo 'Short Url for this post: <a href="'.$surl.'">'.$surl.'</a>'
  14. ?>

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Posted By: ginoplusio on December 29, 2009

Hi, I've made a function to decode those short urls: http://snipplr.com/view/25668/php-tiny-url-encode-and-decode-functions/

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