Thank you for using Twitter Friendly Links.
So, you promote your blog posts via Twitter, huh? Me too. And those long blog post URLs, ugh! Yeah, we got rid of those using URL shortening services like TinyURL and tr.im but what about the name and/or brand? Your blog posts might be fab – very interesting to read and three thousand comments on each. But are you getting people to remember your website address in Twitter? No. Do you get backlinks from Twitter using TinyURL? No. Can you measure site statistics from TinyURL links on Twitter? No.
Here’s a quick example:
Might look like this in Twitter:
Sweet huh? Here’s a features list:
- Easy to install
- Customizable shortened URL style
- Switch between 302 and 301 redirects
- You can have a list of all your posts/pages/attachments together with their Twitter Friendly URLs on one page (AJAX pagination)
- Shows the short link in the edit post/page form together with the text you can tweet out (trimmed to 140 characters) and a link to Twitter with the predefined text
- You can output the twitter friendly link in your themes using the twitter_link() function
- Compatible with Sociable, Twitter Tools, Tweet This, SexyBookmarks and AskApache Google 404 plugins
- Configurable linking relations (HTML and HTTP) for rel=shortlink and rel=canonical
- Compatible with WordPress MU and BuddyPress
- Super easy tracking with Google Analytics! Destination links are Taggable!
- You can now switch to alphanumeric links for sexy links with numbers and letters like http://example.com/s2e7
- Caching with .htaccess now available!
- Even shorter links with customizable shortlink base!
- Loads more yet to come
Download link, changelog and other notes. Officially hosted in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory: Twitter Friendly Links. I also like when people with WordPress.org accounts vote it up ;) thanks! Twitter Friendly Links is also hosted on Github so please make sure you report issues there and not comment on this page, thanks!
The new version of Twitter friendly links includes a customizable shortlink base URL. This is used in case you want your twitter links to be on a different URL than your blog. This is useful when you run your blog on a www domain name but want your short links to be without the www to save some space. Changing the base URL is also useful when your domain is too long and you have a shorter one that you would like to use for twitter links, for instance if you own yandex.ru and ya.ru, you might host all your blog on yandex.ru, but your shortlinks would be ya.ru/123 which would redirect to the original post at yandex.ru.
Enabling this is fairly simple, no coding skills required. Both domains should use the same .htaccess file, thus you should direct your new domain (virtual host) to the same root folder as your old one.
- Turkish description by Ömer Taylan Tuğut