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Self Shortener – WordPress plugin

Self Shortener is a WordPress plugin to be able to handle URL shortener service (like or, by your own WordPress site.

Self Shortener can:

  • create short URL using your own site URL.
  • generate random short URL key, by specifying key length.
  • specify fix URL key instead of random generating.
  • handle I18N message. Currenly supports English and Japanese.
  • Self Shortener is free software. License is GPL.


Download latest version from Plugin Directory in

Download from Plugin Directory


Extract downloaded zip file into wp-content/plugins/ directory. Or, copy extracted directory self-shortener under wp-content/plugins/ directory. Activate SelfShortener plugin from Plugins list of WordPress administration page. You can create new link, manage links, setup options, from Self Shortener menu.


To uninstall Self Shortener plugin, Deactivate and Delete from Plugin menu.

Warning: When plugin deleted, all related data (shorten URLs) are also deleted.


Shorten URL need to be handled by WordPress. So you might have to setup .htaccess file. This may have done if you already use non-ugly URL.

This is example, and need to be changed by your site setting.

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /g/
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /blog/index.php [L]