I just upgraded Shoutmeloud to WordPress 3.0 and trying out new features in WordPress 3.0. We have already talked a lot about branding and URL shortener. We have already shared few tutorials on How to get URL shortener under your domain name in WordPress and Your domain shortener using su.pr Stumble upon plugin.
The idea here is shorten your link using your blog URL and this will help a lot in branding, but if your blog name like Shoutmeloud is big, you might like to stick to popular URL shortener sites like bit.ly, su.pr and so on.
Meanwhile after upgrading WordPress to latest version (3.0) I realize one great feature in WordPress 3.0 and that is URL shortener (shortlink) under your domain name.
While you write any article or click on edit article, you will see an option to get Shortlink. See image.
Like for this post URL shortener is. 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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