How To Get WordPress Post Shortlink Before Publishing

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There are times when you want to get the permalink of the post before publishing, and many of us get confused as we get the actual permalink after publishing it. WordPress has one amazing feature call short link which will be very handy for any WordPress blogger to get a link to their post prior to publishing. Here I’m sharing screenshots on how you can use short link feature.

While you write any article or click on edit article, you will see an option to get Shortlink. See image.

Wordpress-Shortlink

WordPress-shortlink

Like for this post URL shortener is http://www.shoutmeloud.com/?p=15018 . I like this feature but for domain with long name, this feature might not be very useful.

Also if you are using WordPress.com Stats plugin, you will be getting wp.me URL shortener links. So in that case I would suggest you to disable this plugin or wait for plugin upgrade.

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  1. Chadrack says

    I upgraded my blog the very day wordpress 3.0 came alive but have not really considered trying out some of the new features. I’ve seen the shorten link icon but never check to see what it’s about.

    Like you said long urls, like mine, will not really found this useful. Besides, trying to use the shorten link as link back or internal linking will not be of much good as far as seo is concerned. I think we have to find ways of this being useful for us in the days to come.

    • says

      Thanks for your comment Milan and updating us with this precious piece of Info. It’s good that this is 301 perma redirection else this could create post duplication issue.

  2. Justin Germino says

    URL Shortlink for WordPress 3 is generally a bad idea to use, it isn’t SEO friendly and you would never want your POST ID to be used as the URL. It makes it harder to track clicks for GA as well as it treats it like a separate URI I think.

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