Hey everyone, so I currently own a free url shortener and I really want the ability for people to be able to share there shortened link on Twitter and Facebook by the click of a button. How would I accomplish this? I'm not the best at coding yet I've made a fairly nice url service w/ the help from a good friend, but he moved fairly far away now so I was really hoping someone on here could help me out and tell me how I could do this.
Thanks a lot in advance!
wont be easy if you havent a clue on how to program in php, python or perl languges. There are many twitter plugins for wordpres, drupal, joomla that you could look at and modify as a stand alone web app but that too would require knowledge on your part on how those tools work.
bt.ly / j.mp offer APIs to use their URL shorteners on your website , again programing.
If you are running YOURLS (url shortening program in php) it is documented on how to use it.
What URL shortener are you using ? have you opened up the documentation and tried any of their examples?
sorry to say its not as easy as OK type this.... and done. you need to actaully call to the url shortener API (if its has one) send it the long url, return the short url ..
I know my answer is vague, you question is a well since now two URL shortening systems are 'standard'
answered Jul 27 '11 at 15:59