Why Not Just Use Some URL Shortening Service?
If you’e arriving at this article directly, head back to part one to read about why to make your own short urls.
Short URLs for WordPress
See Part 2 of this article series on making short WordPress URLs.
Short URLs for Expression Engine
Colly.com has a plugin that creates your own short urls in EE. Keep in mind that a new version of EE will be coming out in the relatively near future and I’m unaware if there will be compatibility issues.
Short URLs for Movable Type
This is less of a full solution and more of an explanation of an option available to create short links.
Short URLs for Joomla
This is a URL redirection extension for Joomla that creates shorter urls.
Short URLs for Drupal
A few resources for the Drupal folks out there that can help you learn methods of creating your own shorter urls.
1. Automatically turn a Drupal site into a TinyURL-like service.
2. You can use the option of your node number for the link. http://drupal.org/node/76112
3. Try out the Pathauto extension.
Any other suggestions or plugins I’m missing?
Stay tuned for the last installment, coming up on Tuesday, of this article series where I talk about ways you can create your own URL option using a secondary domain name, free server software, or both.