I am unable to fetch and display images in my wordpress blogs as its shortlinked by IFTTT in format "http://ift.tt/22lveRw", can someone please help me out with this, the follow code does fetch the image if its in normal format i.e "http://i.imgur.com/Z2aGVEl.png", what changes do i need to make the following code to make it work with ifttt format?

Please help.

function catch_that_image() {
  global $post, $posts;
  $first_img = '';
  $output = preg_match_all('/<img.+src=[\'"]([^\'"]+)[\'"].*>/i', $post->post_content, $matches);
  $first_img = $matches[1][0];

  if(empty($first_img)) {
    $first_img = "/path/to/default.png";
  return $first_img;

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Did you try unchecking the box noted at https://michaelsoolee.com/ifttt-links

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@rproffitt : You are Awesome!! I didn't even knew that option exist :P
Done! Unchecked it, I think this is gonna make my like so much easier :)

If that fixed it, good news. I'm just looking into IFTTT so questions like this help be learn more.

For the archives, if the above link dies it wrote "login, go to Preferences > Settings. Then scroll down until you see URL Shortening. You should see a checkbox checked with Auto shorten URLs. Simply uncheck this and update your settings."

Tameat614, if you mark this solved for others to know it's complete.