Preview comments short url

If you have a site with a lot of comments it’s difficult to check every one and that’s why in Weblog Tools Collection Keith Dsouza proposed the idea of a plugin to handle this. I thought that it would be easy to create a plugin to do that, and this simple plugin is the result. provides a standard API to retrieve the long URL for multiple URL shortening services and it has a jQuery plugin that I used in the plugin.

After installing the plugin, in the comments administration page you get a link next to each short URL to expand it for preview.

It works with most of the short URL’s I tried, and LongURL is constantly adding support for URL shorteners.

Download the Preview comments short URL plugin from the WordPress plugin repository