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[resolved] (feature request) Way to change/update YouRL shortlinks within wordpress wanted (5 posts)

  1. starrwulfe
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I recently updated some of my links to give them custom names, and also moved my server from testing to production-- getting rid of the old "test" subdomain.

    Is it possible to make a batch process that would go through and check for updated shortlinks in the YouRLs database and change them in wordpress? And also maybe adding a similar function in the meta box for individual posts?

    For example let's say I have a post with the URL "example.com/12/18/my-post" and wp_shortlink fired and YouRLs returned the link "exam.pl/12". I want to change it 3 days later to "exam.pl/mypost" because its easy to remember, so I do it within the YouRLs admin panel, However the post will not get the updated shortlink, and I can't manually change it without doing some SQL diving.

    Also is it possible to change the shortlinking action to use the regular wordpress URL format even though we're using "pretty URLs"? (using "example.com/?p=123" as the link passed to YouRLs to shorten as opposed to "example.com/12/16/my-post")

    Thanks in advance for your consideration.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/yourls-link-creator/

  2. Andrew Norcross
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    there's a few things there, so let me address them one by one:

    1. updating existing URLs: there isn't a native way to delete shortlinks in the YOURLS API, so I hadn't thought about it from the WP side. I can look to see how to best handle updating an existing URL (even if it's just to delete it from WP)
    2. Using default WP link: I'm not sure why you would want to do that. Can you give me a use-case?
  3. Andrew Norcross
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've included a 'delete' function on the single post metabox that'll delete it from the WP database (thus allowing you to grab the updated one from YOURLS)

  4. starrwulfe
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've included a 'delete' function on the single post metabox that'll delete it from the WP database (thus allowing you to grab the updated one from YOURLS)

    I'll try using this method-- This should be exactly what I need there.

    Using default WP link I'm not sure why you would want to do that. Can you give me a use-case?

    What happens is sometimes I need to change the actual date of my posts to reflect things like updates and addendums. Since I use "site.com/year/month/day/post-title" as a URL scheme, when I change the date, the URL changes too. But the post number never changes. I'd rather that be the actual URL that YouRLs keeps in its database.

    Again, thanks so much for your work on your plugin.

  5. Andrew Norcross
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @starrwulfe I can see how that would be an issue. I'll look at adding an option to choose GUID instead of pretty links.

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