How to Restore the Get Shortlink Button in WordPress

I personally use the “Get Shortlink” button to place posts back links under my YouTube videos, Thus keeping the description area clean.

I recently upgraded to WordPress 4.4 and I noticed that the Get Shortlink button is now is hidden from view.


If  you just need the button without additional functionality, the Bring Back The Get Shortlink Button plugin, does the job. This is the plugin I used on the video tutorial.

If you want to restore the button without using a plugin, then add the following code to your theme’s functions.php file.

add_filter( ‘get_shortlink’, function( $shortlink ) {return $shortlink;} );

Video Tutorial:


I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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