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Bit.ly Url Shortener

Bit.ly is a simple url shortening service that takes your long page URL and makes it much shorter.  This data-type makes the process easy to use with in Umbraco.

When you install this package, it will create a new data-type called "Bit.ly Url Shortener", as a default it will contain the API credentials for the "bitlyapidemo" user. Please feel free to change these to your own.

Next you need to add the new data-type to your document type and the rest should be straight-forward.

It is important to note that this data-type does NOT automatically generate a short Bit.ly URL, it must be generated as required.  The reasoning behind this is to allow for more control and selection with which pages/URLs are shortened.


  • 1.0 - Initial release
  • 1.5 - Recompiled to .NET 2.0, (was previously 3.5). Fixed the missing ScriptManager bug, (thanks rasb)
  • 2.0 - Incorporated Bit.ly stats module (via Javascript Client API)



Project owner

Lee Kelleher

Lee Kelleher

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Project Compatibility

This project is compatible with the following versions as reported by community members who have downloaded this package:
Untested or doesn't work on Umbraco Cloud
7.7.x (untested)
7.6.x (untested)
7.5.x (untested)
7.4.x (untested)
7.3.x (untested)
7.2.x (untested)
7.1.x (untested)
7.0.x (untested)
6.1.x (untested)
6.0.x (untested)

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Project Information

  • Project owner: Lee Kelleher
  • Created: 09/01/2010
  • Current version 2.0
  • License MIT
  • Downloads: 4505

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