Integrates your blog with the YOURLS custom URL generator.
- Creates YOURLs links for all content using wp_shortlink
- Saves links to post_meta to reduce server calls
- Easily access link stats from the admin bar
- Only 2 options: domain and api key
Released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
- Backup your WordPress database, config file, and .htaccess file
- Upload the zip file to the
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Visit the Better YOURLS page under settings to add domain and API key
- Are you still developing this plugin?
- Yes! This plugin was adopted in 2018 by Aaron Eaton to continue development.
- Does this work with network or multisite installations?
- I don’t know. I haven’t tried it.
- Can I help?
- Of course! I am in constant need of testers and I would be more than happy to add the right contributor. In addition, I could always use help with translations for internationalization.
Contributors & Developers
“Better YOURLS” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Plugin is now compatible with Gutenberg.
- Fixed security error when using Bulk Edit. Thanks <a href=”https://github.com/clementduncan>@clementduncan!
- Plugin adopted by Aaron Eaton
- Fixed an error that prevented private post types from being handled correctly.
- Fixed deployment error
- Fixed error on settings save due to unavailable array.
- Fixed “Security Error” when saving ignored posts.
- Minor JS and CSS refactoring for easier debugging
- Moved .pot file to “languages” folder
- Added ability to properly handle non-public post types.
- Minor fixes and typo corrections.
- Minor code sniffer fixes.
- Added nonce to keyword form.
- Cleaned up various typos and other PHP Codesniffer issues.
- Fixed custom keyword issue (Credit Dom Sammut)
- Various typo and other minor fixes.
- 2.1.3 Cleans out extra files in the packaged plugin that my deployment script didn’t catch.
- Fix: No longer will generate shortlinks for admin menu items
- Behind the scenes: Finally started adding proper Unit Tests to improve reliability. Coverage is up to about 25%
- Fix: ShortURL generation will now work better with many social sharing plugins such as Jetpack
- Enhancement: Allow for https access to YOURLS installation for API actions
- Enhancement: Disable short-url creation for specific content types
- Enhancement: Numerous additional hooks for more finer-grained control of URL creation
- Enhancement: Use POST instead of GET for URL creation
- Fix: Better checking of posts before creating a link to avoid issues
- Fix : Spaces should no longer be eliminated from titles
- Enhancement: Allow filtering of post types (credit to domsammut)
- Enhancement: complete refactor for better efficiency and less bugs
- Fixed: Fixed an issue preventing the shortlink from displaying for some URLS (see https://github.com/ChrisWiegman/Better-YOURLS/pull/1)
- Minor typo fixes and test with version 4.1
- Added hook to generate short url on post transition
- Added get_shortlink hook to cover normal shortlink generation
- No longer try to generate a shortlink in pre_get_shortlink. Just return it if it already exists
- More efficient shortlink creation
- General code cleanup
- Improved URL validation to avoid saving extraneous data
- Minor typo fixes
- Don’t generate URLs in admin, wait for the first post view
- Initial Release