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Tiny Link – a WordPress plugin to create a TinyURL for your articles

I was in search of a way to automagically get an alternate short link for the lengthy URL of my articles. I tried a plugin but somehow went kaput and never worked for me. I decided to write one for myself and came up with a very simple solution. – Tiny Link.

Well, Tiny Link is a WordPress plugin that creates an alternate TinyURL link to your article or post permalink.

I hope this will be useful while sending hyperlinks in emails to avoid the word-wrap for lengthy article URLs. This should also be useful (as far as I can guess) to mobile device users so they will can type a shorter url to read an article.



The most straight forward usage would be to add this simple script

<?php TinyLink() ?>

to one of your template – “single.php”.

However, a slightly advanced usage will be, to first check if the plugin is installed, if yes, then execute this module. We can even give a direct link to it, so users can copy the link by right-clicking (Mac: Ctrl + Click) the hyperlink.

<?php if (function_exists('TinyLink')) { ?>
Tiny alternate link for this article: 
<a href="<?php TinyLink() ?>" title="TinyURL link to - <?php the_title(); ?>"><?php TinyLink() ?></a>
<?php } ?>

Feel free to give me your feedbacks, errors encountered, bugs founds, et al. If you wish to take it further, you’re most welcome to join the project.