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Custom Shortlink Structure


This plugin will add new settings to your Settings -> Permalinks screen for you to
specify your blog’s shortlink structure. By default WordPress shortlinks look like Using this plugin you can specify every other structure
you like, e.g.

Specifying new shortlink structures will never break WordPress’ default. Also when
changing the shortlink structure again afterwards old structures won’t break until you
explicitly remove them.

Take a look at the screenshots.


  • Post edit screen: Get Shortlink
  • Settings -> Permalinks


  1. Visit your WordPress Administration interface and go to Plugins -> Add New
  2. Search for “Custom Shortlink Structure“, and click “Install Now” below the plugin’s name
  3. When the installation finished, click “Activate Plugin

Now visit Settings -> Permalinks and specify your own shortlink structure. Changes here won’t
break WordPress default ?p=%post_id% structure.


When visiting a shortlink defined using the plugin I just get redirected to home?

Some other plugins might interfere with redirections. Using WordPress SEO’s Redirect ugly URL’s to clean permalinks setting for example will break this plugin.

I specified a custom shortlink structure but get a “Not Found” error on load

The plugin only works when pretty permalinks are enabled. Under Settings -> Permalinks
specify a permalink structure other then default.


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Contributors & Developers

“Custom Shortlink Structure” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.0: 2013-04-23

  • Release