Updated with Bitly’s new DNS A records
Since last couple of days I have been thinking of having URL Shortener Service for Crunchify.com. A custom short domain is a great way to brand your content across the web! Finally I’ve created “
crunchify.me” for the same.
Perform below steps to setup URL Shortener server correctly for your WordPress blog
Get your short domain. I got my new Domain
Google Domains Service.
- Click on your short domain
- Click on Configure DNS
- Choose Google Domains name servers
Scroll down little bit on the same page and look for
Custom resource records option.
Update your DNS A Records to point to
- Login to
- Click on
Settingstab – click on
right-top cornerhamburget menu icon.
- Click on
Add your short domainand click Add. Provide
Validate button to verify your short domain is pointed to correct
DNS A records.
At this point you are all done setting up Domains and Bitly options. Now let’s perform next task at WordPress admin panel side.
- Install Plugin WP Bitly. Reason why I use WP Bitly WordPress Plugin.
- After activation – go to Settings -> Writing
- Provide OAuth token and click
Open any post’s edit panel and click on
If you are a developer then can call
wp_get_shortlink(); anywhere and it should return Short URL. Ref: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_get_shortlink
Last but not least, post short URL’s to your social media site and rejoice.
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