This is a
that makes your shortlinks shorter.
The default WordPress "shortlink" URLs look like this:
This plugin shrinks your shortlinks by encoding that number into only
4 characters, and using the abbreviated URL prefix of your choice, so
it can look more like this:
On my blog, the default WordPress
shortlinks are 35 bytes long, even though I have a very short domain
name. This plugin shrinks them to 21 total bytes, which is comparable
to most public URL-shortener services, and better than many.
It's available in the
WordPress.org Plugin Directory
, so you can install it by
going to your blog's admin page, searching for it under
Plugins / Add New
, and selecting Install
- Upload the base64-shortlinks directory to your
- Activate the plugin through the "Plugins" menu in WordPress;
- Select the "Base64 Shortlinks" menu under
"Settings" and enter your Shortlink URL Prefix.
© 2011 Jamie Zawinski