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Shorten urls and cache them in database

Sometimes you want to share your website pages with twitter. You can shorten the page urls with a JavaScript API, but it slows down terribly your website.
This plugin asks only once for the shorten url, then cache it in database for later access.


  • In a console, from your project root dir, run:
git clone git://github.com/ornicar/dmBitLyPlugin.git plugins/dmBitLyPlugin  
  • In config/ProjectConfiguration.class.php, add dmBitLyPlugin to the list of enabled plugins:
class ProjectConfiguration extends dmProjectConfiguration
  public function setup()  
      // your enabled plugins  
  • In a console, from your project root dir, run:
php symfony doctrine:generate-migrations-diff  

php symfony doctrine:migrate  

php symfony dm:setup  


Get a login and an api key at http://bit.ly/account/register?rd=/
And configure the service with them:

  bit_ly_api.login:       mylogin  
  bit_ly_api.api_key:     R_fd1ff8d93e3a646myapikey  


Shorten a url:

$shortUrl = $this->getService('bit_ly_api')->shorten($longUrl);

The first time, a request will be sent to bit.ly, to get the short url. Then it's stored in your database, and next time there will be no more external call.

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    dmBitLyPlugin, created on March 25, 2010 by Thibault D, used by 22 projects

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