How to create short link in WordPress

Previously, WordPress made it simple to generate a short link to a blog post or page by including a Get Shortlink button adjacent to the permalink section of the classic editor. This feature has been deleted. Due to the length restriction, short links or tiny urls are ideal for social media posting. A shorter URL allows for more useful content to be included, which can result in more engagement and traffic to your WordPress website. This tutorial will demonstrate how to create tiny urls for WordPress URLs.

To install and configure Pretty Links Plugin, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress site with an administrator account.
  2. On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click Plugins, and then click Add New:

  3. Search for “Preety Links” click Install, and then click Activate the plugin:

  4. On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click on Pretty Links, and then click on Add New to add a new tiny or short URL:

  5. Fill the name, target url and pretty link (short link):

  6. Click on the Update button to activate the short link. Use the copy icon to copy the link and share it on social media:

  7. The free edition allows you to view the number of clicks on the page and copy the short link from the dashboard.

More Information

For more information about the Pretty Links Plugin, please visit https://wordpress.org/plugins/pretty-link/

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