Configuring Easy Social Share Buttons – URL Shortener Setup

Posted OnMay 16, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

In this section of the guide to the Easy Social Share Buttons plugin, we will look at how to setup the URL Shortener!

Using shortlinks will generate unique shortlinks for pages/posts. If you have shared up until now the full address of your current post/page, using a shortlink will reset sharing counters to 0.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) On the left-hand sidebar of the Dashboard, click Easy Social Share Buttons to display the Main Settings tab.

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Step 3) Scroll down until you see the URL Shortener area and click to select.

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Step 4) Place a checkmark to the left of the desired URL shortener. The available options are:

  • wp_get_shortlink():
    Place a checkmark in this checkbox to share a shortlink for your post or pages using the built-in WordPress shortlink function.

  • goo.gl:
    Place a checkmark in this checkbox to use goo.gl service to generate a shortlink for your pages or posts.

  • bit.ly:
    Place a checkmark in this checkbox to use bit.ly service to generate shortlinks for your pages or posts activate this option. If you decide to select this option, you will need to sign up. Click here for details.

For this example, wp_get_shortlink() was selected.

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Step 5) Click the Update Settings button to save any changes.


Checkpoint

Prior to moving forward, we recommend that you review the changes applied above and make any modifications as needed.


The next step of the guide will focus on Configuring Easy Social Share Main Settings – After Social Share Actions.

 


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