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bit.ly

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Old: CMS & online store

This manual page describes functions that pertain to the old plentymarkets online shop Callisto. For information regarding the online store template Ceres, please refer to the Setting up Ceres page.

1. General information

The online service bit.ly gives you the possibility of shortening long URLs on its website. If you saved a valid configuration for the URL shortening service, bit.ly, then the URLs that plentymarkets automatically generates for tweets on Twitter (chapter 4) will be directly shortened.

2. Registration

If you don’t have a bit.ly account yet, then go to the website and sign up.

3. Configuration

Proceed as follows to set up bit.ly in plentymarkets.

Setting up bit.ly:

  1. Go to System » Client » Settings » Services » bit.ly.

  2. Enter your user name under Login.

  3. Enter the API key that you received from bit.ly under API key.
    → If you are logged into bit.ly, then you will find the API key here.

  4. Save the settings.

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Figure 1. saving bit.ly access data

4. Example of use

This service for shortening URLs is e.g. used for automatic tweets that are generated via the Procedure manager. In this case, the URLs of the category pages will automatically be shortened, e.g. for the Tweet live shopping offers procedure. This way, more characters will be left for the rest of the message.

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