k0nsl Short URLs Plugin

I decided that the API for knsl.net should be open for anybody and not just exclusively k0nsl.org, therefore I have crafted a plugin for this purpose, and it’s based on the source of GentleSource Short URL plugin, with some minimal refinements in the code (not much so far).


So, if you’re in need of a short URL plugin via the knsl.net service you’re more than welcome to use my plugin.

Here is the “readme” using the default WordPress structure:

=== k0nsl Short URLs ===
Contributors: GentleSource (and k0nsl)
Tags: short url, short, url, shortener, url shortener, url shortening, urls, links, tinyurl, twitter, microblogging, k0nsl
Requires at least: 2.5
Tested up to: 3.6

Automatically shortens the blog post URL via knsl.net

== Description ==

This plugin creates a short URL from the blog post permalink and stores it
in the database. The URL is displayed below the blog post along with a link
to twitter that passes the short URL on.

== Installation ==

1. Upload the `k0nsl_shorturl` folder to `/wp-content/plugins/`.
2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
3. You can change the default short URL service in ‘Settings’ -> ‘Short URLs’

== Changelog ==

= 0.1 =

* Replaced hardcoded plugin directory path with a defined path via “k0nsl_plugin_path”.

== Frequently Asked Questions ==

No questions yet.

== Screenshots ==

1. Short URL settings page


So far it has only been tested at MacAppsDaily which is running WordPress 3.6a:


My own blog at k0nsl.org runs it’s own variant which works fine the way it is.


Directlink to this plugin is: knsl.net/plugin/k0nsl-short-url.zip.

The official link to the plugin page is: http://k0nsl.org/blog/k0nsl-short-urls-plugin/

The official link may change should I post it to the main WordPress plugins repository, but it’ll be available on the current link even when submitted to the official main repository of WordPress.org 


If you have any questions please peruse the devNET community forums, see:



The plugin is now also available through the WordPress.org plugin repository:




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