Generate Quick Short URL on Self Hosted WordPress 3.0

WordPress 3.0 is released and having lot many new features. One of them is to “Generate Short URL” within no time on your own domain. Few months ago, a short URL button was added on  wordpress3_thumb_thumb WordPress.com sites for wp.me URLs, and now the same looking button is added in self hosted WordPress as well. The only difference here is that you can generate short URL of your post on your own domain.

Short URL generated out of WordPress Dashboard is having Post ID as part of the URL. If you have not updated your WordPress setup yet, then also you can use the same looking short URL for your posts. You just need to get the Post ID of the post and create a URL like “yourdomain.com/?p=post_id”. This newly added button in WordPress 3.0 will give you same kind of URL for the post.

For example, you can access one of my recent post from the URL – http://www.clickonf5.org/?p=8084

Demo of “Get Shortlink” on WordPress 3.0

Here is the screenshot of a post on “Edit Post” page of WordPress dashboard where you can see “Get Shortlink” button.

wordpress shortlink

Generated Short Link look like,

wordpress get shortlink 

Now you can share your site’s links in your own short URL which can be generated quickly thru WordPress dashboard.

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.
  • That’s just the post ID right? – i.e. that is the url if we didn’t enable permalinks? Or is a record actually created?