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May I have some assistance with the Sharebar and auto-shortening the site URL that appears in the Twitter Balloon when someone wants to share via Twitter?

 

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Cody

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To shorten a link manually, you can use a link shortener service like bitly: http://bit.ly

 

It allows you to paste in a full URL and a short URL is generated from that. You can paste this URL into the tweet update box.

 

If you want links to autoshorten, however, you can use a Twitter app like TweetDeck or any other of the others listed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Twitter_services_and_applications (just make sure that the one you use actually has a link shortener capability)

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To autoshorten a link, you can use a link shortener service like bitly: http://bit.ly

 

It allows you to paste in a full URL and a short URL is generated from that. You can paste this URL into the tweet update box.

 

Thanks for the info, but that's not what I'm looking for. Pagelines automatically inserts the full URL of the page being shared. I'm looking for something like custom CSS, a plugin, or a function in the Pagelines Dashboard that I'm missing to have the URLs shortened by Pagelines (or Wordpress) rather than requiring every visitor to manually shorten the generated link.

 

Thanks,

Cody

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May I have some assistance with the Sharebar and auto-shortening the site URL that appears in the Twitter Balloon when someone wants to share via Twitter?

 

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Cody

Twitter will auto shorten the URL, has done for about 3 years now.

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The Twitter bar retrieves tweets from your Twitter feed. When you paste a short URL into a tweet and post it, it shows up as a full link in only the Twitter bar?

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The Twitter bar retrieves tweets from your Twitter feed. When you paste a short URL into a tweet and post it, it shows up as a full link in only the Twitter bar?

Again, thanks for trying to help, but that's not what I am talking about. I am talking about the Twitter sharing function in the post/pages SHAREBAR, not the Twitter bar.

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When you click tweet twitter will automatically use its own shortening service, as I already mentioned in reply#4

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What support services come with the paid product?

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Hi Cody,

 

I'm not sure what you mean by the above, by the paid product do you mean the extended version of the sharebar in the store - http://www.pagelines.com/store/sections/sharebar-extended/

 

You can see a list of the support q&a's for that item here - http://www.simplemama.com/sharebar-extended/

 

If you're looking for a plugin which can shorten urls via wordpress I've attached a link below with some included

 

http://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives/2009/07/shorten-url-wordpress-plugins/

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