What is WordPress?
WordPress is a widely used, open source content management system to build websites. At WordPress.com, you can build a website hosted on the WordPress servers. At WordPress.org, you can download the open source software needed to install WordPress on your own servers for hosting and managing a website.
Why should I enable this integration?
When creating posts in WordPress, the URLs that are generated are typically long and messy. Creating a short link without a tool like Bitly is an inefficient hassle.
Using a plugin called WP Bitly, by Temerity Studios, Bitly will automatically generate easy-to-use short links for all your posts and pages throughout your site.
In August, 2019, Temerity Studios announced that the WP Bitly plugin would be discontinued for new integrations.
These links can be displayed in your WordPress theme as well as in the admin bar after you have published the post. This makes it very easy to share the link on your social media channels.
Who can set this up?
A WordPress administrator with access to a Bitly account.
How do I connect WordPress to Bitly?
The quick version:
- Sign in to WordPress.
- Navigate to Plugins.
- Search for WP Bitly.
- Click Install and follow the prompts.
But for the latest WP Bitly installation notes, we recommend you check the WP Bitly plugin page.