Artiss URL Shortener

Artiss URL Shortener will shorten a supplied URL using one of 130 different shortening services

Author:David Artiss (profile at
WordPress version required:2.0
WordPress version tested:3.4.2
Plugin version:2.0
Added to WordPress repository:25-10-2009
Last updated:05-12-2012
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Artiss URL Shortener is one of the most powerful URL shortening plugins available with over 80 shortening services instantly available. Maintaining a database of over 600 such services only those with compatible (and working) APIs are included.

If you are upgrading from a version previous to 2.0 then please read the Caching section in "Other Notes"

Features include...

  • Access to over 80 URL shortening services
  • Specific functionality for developers
  • Efficient caching of results
  • Administration screen allowing you to set default shortening values
  • Fully internationalized ready for translations. If you would like to add a translation to his plugin then please contact me

The code to access Artiss URL Shortener can be put anywhere within your WordPress theme wherever you need to convert a long URL to a short one. Here is an example...

<?php echo url_shortener( '', '' ); ?>

This will display the shortened URL for

The above should get you started - for more information and advanced options please read the "Other Notes" tab.

For help with this plugin, or simply to comment or get in touch, please read the appropriate section in "Other Notes" for details. This plugin, and all support, is supplied for free, but donations are always welcome.