Better YOURLS

Description

Integrates your blog with the YOURLS custom URL generator.

Features

  • 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

Translations

  • English

License

Released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

Screenshots

  • Easy to use with only 2 options.

Installation

  1. Backup your WordPress database, config file, and .htaccess file
  2. Upload the zip file to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Unzip
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  5. Visit the Better YOURLS page under settings to add domain and API key

FAQ

Are you still developing this plugin?
  • Yes.
Does this work with netowork 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.

Reviews

Works Flawlessly

I have this plugin running on five different installs using my shortner and it works great. Thanks for your work on this plugin.

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Contributors & Developers

“Better YOURLS” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.1.6

  • Minor code sniffer fixes.
  • Added nonce to keyword form.

2.1.5

  • Cleaned up various typos and other PHP Codesniffer issues.

2.1.4

  • Fixed custom keyword issue (Credit Dom Sammut)
  • Various typo and other minor fixes.

2.1.3

  • 2.1.3 Cleans out extra files in the packaged plugin that my deployment script didn’t catch.

2.1.2

  • 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%

2.1.1

  • Fix: ShortURL generation will now work better with many social sharing plugins such as Jetpack

2.1.0

  • 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

2.0.1

  • Fix : Spaces should no longer be eliminated from titles
  • Enhancement: Allow filtering of post types (credit to domsammut)

2.0.0

  • Enhancement: complete refactor for better efficiency and less bugs

1.0.5

  • Fixed: Fixed an issue preventing the shortlink from displaying for some URLS (see https://github.com/ChrisWiegman/Better-YOURLS/pull/1)

1.0.4

  • Minor typo fixes and test with version 4.1

1.0.3

  • 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

1.0.2

  • Improved URL validation to avoid saving extraneous data
  • Minor typo fixes

1.0.1

  • Don’t generate URLs in admin, wait for the first post view

1.0.0

  • Initial Release