Example URL shortening service using 3la.cc v0.1

Release Notes

The latest SVN/Nightly build of Elgg (2009061401) provides hooks for URL shortening services through the input/urlshortener view.

This is a functional example which uses the unbranded URL shortening service 3la.cc to shorten long URLs in The Wire posts.

Use this as an example for writing support for things services like TinyURL or Bit.ly


  • The latest SVN / Nightly build of Elgg core (this won't work on vanilla 1.5)
  • The latest SVN TheWire plugin (bundled with core)


  • You will need to update your .htaccess file
  • Requires latest SVN
  • This is an example usage for new functionality I'm playing with in Elgg core, and as so is not supported by Curverider :)

Marcus Povey

Former Elgg project technical lead, now freelance, have laptop, will travel. Creator of Elgg Multisite. Available for hire!


  • Category: Uncategorized
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2014-11-17
  • Downloads: 1239
  • Recommendations: 1

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