• X

    How To Get WordPress Post Shortlink Before Publishing

    By in WordPress

    Bluehost hosting

    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.

    get shortlink wordpress 520x160 How To Get WordPress Post Shortlink Before Publishing WordPress-shortlink

    URL shortener domain How To Get WordPress Post Shortlink Before Publishing

    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.

    Subscribe to Download WordPress Guide Worth $99

    Discover more awesome articles

    Article by

    Harsh has written 1124 articles.

    If you like This post, you can follow ShoutMeLoud on Twitter. Subscribe to Blogging tips via RSS or EMAIL to receive instant updates.

    { 11 comments… read them below or add one }


    Nice. I’m review about wordpress 3.0 and try update my site


    Richie S.

    Hmm the short url (like http://www.shoutmeloud.com/?p=15018 ) was working as well in earlier versions of wordpress. The number (in this case 15018) is the post ID.

    In this update, wordpress did allow authors to get the short url explicitly. Good.



    wp 3.0 has some awesome features.


    Justin Germino

    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.



    Wordpress 3.0 is the best wordpress version i have ever used



    That’s not really a URL shortener, any wordpress URL translates to http://blogurl/?p=post_id , no extra work required. Try it!



    Are the redirects 301 or 302?



    I checked with Rex Swain’s HTTP Viewer and it seems to generate 301 redirects. Good!


    Harsh Agrawal

    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.



    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.


    Catalin Bratu

    great , thanx :D


    Leave a Comment

    Previous post:

    Next post: