How to Configure URL Shortening Services


ShareThis provides an automatic URL shortening service when sharing on the web. The shortened URL service is great to use with social media, especially Twitter, for when those 140 characters are too hard to stay under!

You can turn off the URL shortening functionality by including the parameter "shorten" in the script tags of the ShareThis code on your page, as shown below: 

<script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({publisher: "INSERTYOURPUBKEY",shorten: false});</script>


Once appended, you can double check if the changes were saved by trying to share your article (we recommend testing on Twitter). If the changes were made, you should see the original URL of the article you are trying to send.