WG bit.ly shortener

Uses bit.ly's shorten service to automatically create a shortened URL when publishing a post.

Author:Erik Hedberg (erik@webbgaraget.se) (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.3.2
WordPress version tested:3.4.2
Plugin version:0.3.3
Added to WordPress repository:23-08-2011
Last updated:28-10-2012
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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This plugin makes it easier to share blog post since all posts automatically gets a shortened URL generated by bit.ly.

Click statistics is shown for each post and also as a dashboard widget (can be toggled).

Get the shortened URL by using the functions WGBitlyHelper::the_short_link( $post_id = null ) and WGBitlyHelper::get_short_link( $post_id = null ).


  • Generate shortlinks for all existing posts.
  • Handle exceeded rate limit.