azurecurve ClassicPress Plugins: URL Shortener

ClassicPress PluginsThis is part of the azurecurve ClassicPress Plugins which introduces the plugins I have available for ClassicPress.

The plugin I am going to cover in this post, is a fork of someone elses plugin which I initially created a long time ago, but am now releasing it for others to use; URL Shortener.

Functionality

This plugin allows a fucntion call to be placed on a post or page to display a short URL.

The structure of the short URL is configurable via the plugins Settings page.

Demo

Both this site and azurecurve|GP Table Reference make extensive use of this plugin.

Short URLs are automatically generated for every post, page and custom post type on post creation. Custom short URLs can be assigned to all posts.

Download

The plugin can be downloaded via my Development site.

GP Table Reference Navigation Updated

GP Table ReferenceI’ve been a bit busy recently and so updated to the GP Table Reference site have lagged a little more than intended.

However, I have made two changes this weekend:

  1. Technical Groups have been removed from the navigation – these seemed to be confusing some people, especially the “No Table Group” ones.
    I will be looking at navigation again in future, so if there is any particular functionality you might want, please get in touch and let me know.
  2. Table order has been updated so they are displayed in Physical Name order.

I am open to making changes to the site which will improve the usability or accuracy, so if there is anything you feel will be an improvement, please let me know.

Short URLs Available on Microsoft Dynamics GP Table Reference

Microsoft Dynamics GP Table ReferenceI have deployed my URL Shortener plugin on the Microsoft Dynamics GP Table Reference site which should assist you in locating the page for a table when you already know the table’s physical name.

If, for example, you wanted to view the page for PM Key Master File (PM00400) you would, without the URL shortener, have to type the full page string:

http://gptables.azurecurve.co.uk/products/microsoft-dynamics-gp-0/purchasing/payables-key-master-logical-file/pm-key-master-file-pm00400/

With the URL shortener, all you need is the table name:

http://gpt.azrcrv.co.uk/pm00400

To load the page for the table you want (and this is for any of the GP tables on the site), just type gpt.azrcrv.co.uk/ followed by the table name you want to see.

I know they’re not the shortest URLs in the world, but they should be a big help for viewing the tables when you know the table name and want field information.