Create short URL’s to your WordPress blog posts

This is a very simple hint for those who have at least a minimum amount of knowledge about PHP programming. is a service to create short URLs. For example, it allows you to replace a very long URL such as into a very short URL like Both URLs lead to the same internet page.

It is incredibly easy to add a small button to your WordPress blog to create short URLs to your blog post. Such a button makes it much easier for your readers to copy a URL to include it in their e-mails, chat sessions and Facebook pages. Here’s how to do it.

WordPress’ source code consists of PHP files, containing a mixture of JavaScript, plain HTML and PHP. Just find the right place in WordPress’ PHP files. You will want to put the button either in a sidebar or in a footer.
Now insert the following line, which is a combination of HTML and PHP, into the location of your choice (unfortuantely, I have to insert the code as a picture because Posterous doesn’t allow for including any html syntax in a blog post):


That’s all! Now you can just click the little button on your WordPress blog and will let you create the short URL to your blog post right-away.

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