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Marcus Povey

Technology Strategist, Entrepreneur, Organiser of Barcamp Transparency, hacker, formerly Senior architect on the Elgg project


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  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2010-1-14
  • Downloads: 902
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Example URL shortening service using 3la.cc for Elgg 1.5

Provides a URL shortening service for The Wire (requires Elgg >= 2009061401)

Last updated 1771 days ago

Example URL shortening service using 3la.cc

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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 :)