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Shortlink & File URL Column

Adds a shortlink column in post/page, taxonomy and media manage screens. Also retrieves inner post shortlink button as for WP earlier than 4.4.

If you like working with shortlinks, then this plugin is for you!

  • Creates an extra column displaying shortlinks in the main post, page, categories and media list screens; for the media list screen it also adds the file URL info.
  • Adds an optional button next to each shortlink. When this button is clicked the shortlink is automatically copied to the clipboard.
  • Adds an inner post/page shortlink button, just as it was for WordPress versions earlier then 4.4.
  • Works for built in and custom post types and taxonomies.
  • Provides settings page to customise basic appearance/functionality features.

Unless you have Javascript disabled, the auto-copy function is supported by all major browsers, apart from Safari, which does not support the execCommand copy function of Javascript.

Author Harry Mandilas
Contributors harman79
Tags admin, column, file URL, get shortlink, media url, reveal shortlink, shortlink, shortlink button, wp list table
  1. shortlink-column screenshot 1

    Shortlink column in the posts list page

  2. shortlink-column screenshot 2

    Shortlink/File URL column in the media list page

  3. shortlink-column screenshot 3

    Shortlink column in the category list page

  4. shortlink-column screenshot 4

    Inner post/page shortlink button

  5. shortlink-column screenshot 5

    Plugin settings page

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/shortlink-column directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->Shortlink Column screen to configure the plugin


  • Tested for WP 4.6; fixed a bug that was outputting wrong shortlings for built-in cat and tags; modified css of elements; improved bits of the code to remove usage of get_current_screen where unnecessary.


  • Renamed plugin; fixed minor bug to prevent PHP notice after post quick edit; reformatted code


  • Added file URL info for media list edit screen


  • Simplified the inner post button shortlink function


  • Added button to retrieve shortlink at inner edit post/page, as displayed in WordPress versions earlier than 4.4.
  • Added extra options to show/hide the shortlink text in the columns and show/hide the inner post/page shortlink button


  • Fixed Warning "Creating default object from empty value" in taxonomy edit screen. This was a minor thing showing up before screen refresh when a new taxonomy was created.


  • Initial release.

How do I report a bug?

Post in the official wordpress shortlink column plugin page.

Version 1.5

Requires WordPress version: 3.8 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 08 Dec 2016

Date Added: 09 Dec 2015


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