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URL Shortener Addon

After the activation we can see the “Manage Shorturl Accounts” options in the menu. (If you cannot see this, please refresh the page.)

short url

In the “Manage Shorturl Accounts” page you can add the short url API keys.

At present we are using 3 short url services, goo.gl, bit.ly and yourls.org.

Goo.gl URL Shortener

To create goo.gl api key, please go to https://console.developers.google.com/

In the list of all api (library page) you can see the URL shortener API.

 

goo.gl api

In this page, please click on the enable link and enable the URL Shortener API.

enable api

Now go to “Credentials” page and click on the “Create Credentials” button.

credentials

Now select “API Key” from the list.

credential api key

The API key is now generated and you can select the API key.

API Key

Now enter this API key in the goo.gl setting in the plugin.

goo.gl api insert

 

Bitly URL Shortener

You have to create a bitly account before filling the details . After creating the account, you can create an access token from the link https://bitly.com/a/oauth_apps.

bitly

Here re enter your password and click the “Generate Token” link.

Now you will get the generic access token.

bitly token

Copy this access token and paste it in the bitly settings in the plugin.

bitly api

Here we have the option to add custom domains with bitly (Branded Short Domains).

YOURLS URL Shortener

You  have to install the YOURLS api from http://yourls.org/

This is a free php script and you need to this pack in your server first.

After installing the script in the server, please login and click on the “Tools” link.

yourls tools

In the “Tools” page you can see the signature and URI.

yourls signature

Now place these details in the plugin settings.

yourls api

Selecting URL Shortener

You can select the required URL shortener from the dropdown under the option ‘Url Shortener to be added’ in the account settings page.

 

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