JB Short Link


Joel Bradbury

3rd Party (Free)

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A fieldtype that calls an external service for a short url for the current entry. Has settings to authenticate with username/password for private shortening services. Should work with a few short-url services. Want one added, just email me.

An EE Fieldtype that adds the a short link field type.


When a new entry is created, the field type will call a specified external api with the url of the new entry and return a short link.

Settings are stored in fieldtypes manager, and you will need to put in 3 variables

  • Api UrlThe full url of your short link creator. ie. http://db.vc/api.php
  • Username Your username for the short link creator
  • Password Your password for the short link creator


This is something I’ve whipped together really quickly, to fit a personal need. As such it doesn’t have any validation, either against input (keyword suggestion) or return (ie. bad parameters username/password).

It currently only supports one url shortening service, http://yourls.org, but more will be added at some point.

Let me know what you’d like added.

JB Short Link Links

This entry was created December 18, 2009, 6:26 am.
This entry was last updated August 19, 2010, 8:06 am.

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