URL Shortify – Simple, Powerful and Easy URL Shortener Plugin For WordPress

Description

URL Shortify helps you beautify, manage, and share any URL on or off of your WordPress website. Create links that look how you want using your own domain name! It’s an Easy & Simple self hosted alternative to Bitly, TinyURL, Cuttly, Rebrandly, BL.Link, Short.io and many saas URL Shortener service.

Simple and fast URL shortener!

URL Shortify allows to reduce long links from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Linked In and top sites on the Internet, You can copy the shortened URL and share it on websites, chat and e-mail

Shorten, share and track

Your shortened URLs can be used in publications, advertisements, blogs, forums, e-mails, instant messages, and other locations. Track statistics for your business and projects by monitoring the number of hits from your URL with the click counter, you do not have to register.

URL Shortify enables you to shorten links using your own domain name (as opposed to using tinyurl.com, bit.ly, or any other link shrinking service)! In addition to creating clean links, URL Shortify tracks each hit on your URL and provides a full, detailed report of where the hit came from, the browser, os, and host. URL Shortify is a killer plugin for people who want to clean up their affiliate links, track clicks from emails, their links on Twitter to come from their own domain, or generally increase the reach of their website by spreading these links on forums or comments on other blogs.

Benefits

➡️ Brand – Enhance brand visibility and trust by putting your brand name on every link you share
➡️ Collaborate – Share branded short links across departments, regions, and teams with one cohesive strategy
➡️ Integrate – Incorporate branded links into your existing processes, workflow and tools with ease
➡️ Track – Understand social media, email marketing, ads and SEO through detailed click stats
➡️ Optimize – Growth and Target your audience with our link shortener
➡️ Scale – Increase usage with an infrastructure that can grow at the same rate as your business
➡️ Easy – It’s easy and fast, enter the long link to get your shortened link
➡️ Shortened – Use any link, no matter what size, URL Shortify always shortens
➡️ Secure – It’s fast & secure
➡️ Reliable – All links that try to disseminate spam, viruses and malware are deleted

Features

👉 Create Short Links
Create short links that your visitors will easily be able to memorize and that you can fit into Tweets, Facebook posts and more.

👉 Faster Than Any External Shortener
External shorteners can be slow when redirecting your visitors. That damages customer satisfaction and it slows down your site. Our plugin is the fastest way to link!

👉 Editable Destination URL
Update destination URL of branded links anytime.

👉 Search Links
Find a specific branded link using an inbuilt search tool.

👉 Fully Customizable
Change settings to make your short links just the way you want them. Make sure your links reflect your brand and stick in the memory!

👉 Hide Affiliate Links
URL Shortify is a great way to hide affiliate links. This is a perfect way to ensure that people don’t bypass your links and cost you money!

👉 Easy To Use
URL Shortify could not be easier to use. This is a quick way to generate links to any page on your site!

👉 301 SEO Redirect
Create branded links that are optimized for search engines

👉 Redirect With 302/307 Headers
Redirect your visitors and keep them updated as to what’s going on. This is a good way to deal with dead links and keep that visitor engagement.

👉 Parameters Forwarding
Automatically forward parameters to the destination URL by appending them to branded links.

👉 Basic Link Analytics. Track Each And Every User Who Click A Link
Full analytics for individual links and link groups, including geo 🇺🇸 🇬🇧 🇦🇺 🇫🇷 🇮🇳 🇩🇪 and device information, referrers, browser, IP, and more.

👉 Automatically Create Short Links For Posts & Pages
Want to create short links for WordPress Posts & Pages? Don’t worry. We will save you time by creating short links for Posts & Pages automatically.

👉 Organize Short Links In Groups
Group links together for easier management and analytics for a group as well as the individual link.

👉 Dashboard
Get useful KPIs & information right on your dashboard

👉 GDPR Privacy
As a data processor, URL Shortify is fully compliant with GDPR

👉 Quick Add Dashboard Widget
Quickly create short links from WordPress Dashboard using URL Shortify Quick Add Widget.

👉 Import Short Links From Pretty Links WordPress Plugin
Are you Using the Pretty Links WordPress plugin and want to swap to our powerful URL Shortener tool? We make the process easy by letting you quickly import your old links.

👉 Import Short Links From URL Shortener By MyThemeShop WordPress Plugin
Import all short links from URL Shortener by MyThemeShop WordPress plugin.

Premium Features

👉 Unlock Full Click History
7 days click history is available with URL Shortify free version. Unlock full click history by upgrading to PRO.

👉 Cloak Links
Link cloaking is the process of disguising the affiliate link URL provided by an affiliate program to obfuscate the affiliate ID and make the link shorter. This protects your affiliate commissions by making the affiliate ID less visible. At the same time, it makes the link more visually appealing to visitors

👉 Popular Links Dashboard Widget
Show popular links right from the WordPress Dashboard using Popular Links Widget

👉 Enable/ Disable Shortlinks For Custom Post Types
Create shortlinks for all custom post types. You can also enable/ disable creation of shortlink for different post types

👉 Meta Refresh
Redirect visitors to a target URL with the Meta Refresh Tag

👉 Customize Slug Character Count
By default url slug is of 4 character. With URL Shortify PRO, you can customize it according to your need

👉 Expired Short Links
Decide when a link will be automatically turned off by the system.

👉 Password Protected Links
You can also protect your short links with the password with this PRO ONLY feature

👉 Advanced Link Analysis
Visualize popular click metrics from audiences like top countries, devices, frequent times and more

👉 QR Codes Of Short Links
Generate QR codes from your branded links

👉 Filter Out Known Robots Clicks
Stop tracking clicks from the known robots and track only real clicks

👉 Exclude IP Addresses
Stop tracking clicks which comes from specific IP addresses. Add those IP addresses into Excluded IP addresses list.

👉 One Click Share
Share short links on social media like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Linkedin etc in a single click from links dashboard

👉 Custom Domains
Access shortlinks from multiple custom domains along with your main site.

👉 Access Control
Manage roles who can create & manage branded short links, groups and manage settings.>

👉 Anonymise Clicks Data

Anonymise all clicks data will anonymise all personal clicks data like IP address, User-Agents, Referrers, Country, OS, Device and more without impacting clicks count.

👉 Convert Your Site Into URL Shortener Service
Enable public facing URL Shortener form using which anyone can generate short url.

👉 Traffic Routing [Coming Soon!]
Send visitors to specific landing pages or direct them to your mobile app based on their location & device.

👉 Retargeting [Coming Soon!]
Add retargeting pixels to your links and turn every URL into perfectly targeted ads.

👉 UTM Builder [Coming Soon!]
Add UTM parameters to destination URLs to get branded link metrics in Google Analytics

👉 UTM Presets [Coming Soon!]
Save preset templates for UTMs and save time when creating branded links

👉 A/B Testing [Coming Soon!]
Learn how new page components influence users’ behavior by doing A/B Testing

👉 Filter Short Links [Coming Soon!]
Filter short links by different parameters like Status, Password, Expiration, Type etc.

Integrations

➡️ WooCommerce
Now, Store Owner can shorten the WooCommerce Products links and share it on various social media platforms. They can also track the clicks on shortened links

➡️ Super Socializer
It enables users to share short links of your website content over 100+ popular sharing networks resulting in increased user traffic. And you will also get an insight into your website traffic when they click on short links.

➡️ Sassy Social Share
It enables users to share short links of your website content over Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Whatsapp, Tumblr, Pinterest, Reddit, and over 100 more social sharing and bookmarking services.

➡️ Easy Digital Downloads
Now, generate a short link of digital products and share it on various social media platforms.

➡️ The Events Calendar
Create and manage an events calendar on your website and share events short links wherever you want.

➡️ Events Manager
Events Manager is a full-featured event registration plugin for WordPress based on the principles of flexibility, reliability, and powerful features!

➡️ Betterdocs
Create a stunning and resourceful knowledge base for your customers and keep a track of it.

➡️ WordPress Knowledgebase
Create an attractive and professional knowledgebase. It’s easy to use, easy to customise, and works with any theme.

➡️ Modern Events Calendar
One of the best WordPress Event management plugin

Do you want us to integrate your WordPress plugin with URL Shortify❓❓❓ Let us know. We would love to integrate your WordPress plugins. We will check the possibility of integration and if it matches, we will integrate your plugins too.

Translations

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DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS/ FEEDBACK/ FEATURE REQUEST/ BUG REPORT❓

Feel free to create a ticket here. We love to communicate with you and reply to all your queries.

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Screenshots

  • Links List

  • Add New Link Form

  • Link Analysis

  • Link default settings [Free & PRO]

  • Reports Settings [PRO]

  • General Settings [PRO]

  • Access Control Settings [PRO]

Installation

The easy way..

  1. Go to WordPress Dashboard. Locate Plugins -> Add New
  2. Search URL Shortify plugin using the search option
  3. Find the plugin and click Install Now button
  4. After installation, click on Activate Plugin link to activate the plugin.

The hard way..

  1. Download the plugin url-shortify.zip
  2. Go to WordPress Dashboard. Locate Plugins -> Add New
  3. Click on Upload Plugin link from the top
  4. Upload the downloaded url-shortify.zip file and click on Install Now
  5. After installation, click on Activate Plugin link to activate the plugin.

FAQ

1. Do I need any third party services like bit.ly, tinyurl.com to generate short links?

No. You don’t need it. URL Shortify plugin will generate short links with your own domain.

2. Do I need to buy PRO to generate short links?

If you want to shorten the links, you don’t need to buy the PRO version. But, at any time you can upgrade to PRO and get more benefits of it.

3. I don’t want to track clicks. Is it possible?

Yes, it’s possible. You can Enable/ Disable click tracking.

4. What’s the default slug lenght?

Plugin generates slug of 4 character length. You can customize this slug length using URL Shortify PRO

5. I don’t want to track clicks from few IP addresses. Is it possible?

Yes, it’s possible with URL Shortify PRO.

6. I am using other URL Shortener plugins and want to migrate to URL Shortify. What to do?

We already have import process in place for Pretty Links & URL Shortener By MyThemeShop WordPress plugin. If you want to import from other plugins or services, create a ticket here. We will help you to migrate to URL Shortify from other URL Shortener plugins or services.

7. I want to use custom domain other than my main site. Is it possible?

Short links are accessible only with main site using lite version. With URL Shortify PRO, short links are accessible with main site and also with custom domains.

8. Can I use this plugin on my client’s sites?

Yes, you can install on your client’s sites as well. If you want to install URL Shortify PRO on your client’s sites, you can purchase the licenses on behalf of your clients and install & activate it. You can also buy mulitple sites licenses if you plan to install it on multiple sites.

9. How can I see popular links?

We have added widget on WordPress Dashboard from where you can see your popular links.

10. Can I create multiple shortlinks for same target URL?

Yes, ofcourse. You can create any number of shortlinks for same target URL.

11. Is shortlink slug is case sensitive?

No. At this moment, it’s not case sensitive. It’s in our roadamp to make it case sensitive.

12. How do I anonymise clicks activity?

You can do it with free version by disabling click tracking. Using URL Shortify PRO, you can anonymise ip address or all information. You are still able to count clicks.

13. I have queries/ feedback/ bug reports. Where should I contact you?

Feel free to create a ticket here. We love to communicate with you and reply to all your queries.

Reviews

March 21, 2021
This plugin works fine on my site, generate a short link automatically once I publish the article, and it automatically using the short link on the social media sharing buttons. I think this plugin and the developer deserved a five stars ratings. The developer did Good works, mind-blowing! Keep doing a good job! Respect, love, and peace!
March 14, 2021
Thank you very much for your plugin, it work like a charme, easy to configure, easy to use, the best... Thank again, Jackie
February 22, 2021
There is no hint, that it's only a LITE plugin with VERY LIMITED functionality. The screenshots show much more than the user get with the free version. In free version you see only last 7 days in the statistics (what makes this plugin useless in my case).
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Contributors & Developers

“URL Shortify – Simple, Powerful and Easy URL Shortener Plugin For WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.4.3 [2021-04-16]

  • New: Anonymise clicks data [PRO]
  • Fix: Flag url missing issue

1.4.2 [2021-04-12]

  • Update: Compatibility with Newspaper theme
  • Update: .POT file

1.4.1 [2021-04-05]

  • Update: “Generate Short Link” option for posts, pages & custom post types is disabled by default
  • Update: Added share short link widget on edit short link page [PRO]
  • Update: UI Improvements
  • Update: .POT file

1.4.0 [2021-04-02]

  • Update: Improve UI
  • Fix: Columns width issue and curruption of column data issue
  • New: Added Popular Links Widget on WordPress Dashboard [PRO]
  • Update: Update .POT file

1.3.10.1 [2021-03-29]

Fix: Quick fix

1.3.10 [2021-03-29]

  • New: Allow visitors to generate short links [PRO]
  • New: Added create links permission. [PRO]
  • New: Restrict access to quick add widget who doesn’t have permission to access it. [PRO]
  • Update: Update .POT file

1.3.9 [2021-03-25]

  • New: Added access control to link management, group management, settings etc. [PRO]
  • Update: By default only administrator can manage links, groups, settings etc.

1.3.8 [2021-03-19]

  • New: Access shortlinks with custom domains along with your main site [PRO]
  • Update: Update .POT file

1.3.7 [2021-03-15]

  • New: Added Groups column on links dashboard to show groups of links
  • New: Added Redirect Type column to show redirect type of short link
  • Update: Update .POT file

1.3.6 [2021-03-11]

  • New: Generate short link QR code in SVG format [PRO]
  • Update: Improve exisitng QR Code [PRO]

1.3.5 [2021-03-10]

  • Fix: Social share links click issue
  • Update: WordPress 5.7 compatibility check

1.3.4 [2021-03-08]

1.3.3 [2021-02-22]

  • New: Share short URL on social media platform like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest [PRO]
  • New: Share short URL via Email [PRO]
  • New: Generate & Share QR Code of Short URL [PRO]
  • Update: Removed statistics link if tracking is disable or there is no stats available for specific link
  • Update: Fix twitter sharing issue [PRO]

1.3.2 [2021-02-19]

  • Fix: Twitter sharing option [PRO]
  • Update: Improve social sharing [PRO]
  • Update: Improve UI

1.3.1 [2021-02-18]

  • Update: Confirm once before delete of link
  • New: Now, share short URLS on social media platforms from links dashboard with a single click [PRO]

1.3.0 [2021-02-11]

  • New: Enable/ Disable QR code generation for shortlinks [PRO]
  • New: Stop tracking clicks from known ROBOTS [PRO]
  • New: Add IP addresses into exclude list and stop tracking clicks from those IP addresses [PRO]
  • Update: UI improvements
  • Fix: Edit link settings issue.

1.2.16 [2021-02-09]

  • Update: Improve settings UI
  • Fix: URL redirection issue

1.2.15 [2021-02-05]

  • Update: Improve UI

1.2.14 [2021-02-03]

  • New: Now, set default link options from settings
  • New: Enable/ Disable shortlink generation for custom post types [PRO]
  • New: Customize slug character count [PRO]

1.2.13 [2021-01-18]

  • New: Full link analysis available for 700 days [PRO]
  • Update: Improved UI
  • Fix: Link search issue
  • Fix: Stats are not visible on dashboard

1.2.12 [2020-12-21]

  • New: Added support for custom post type – kruchprodukte
  • Update: Now, able to get links data of 1 year

1.2.11 [2020-10-28]

  • Update: UI improvements

1.2.10 [2020-10-06]

  • New: Generate QR code for short links [PRO]
  • Update: Added title for quick share links

1.2.9 [2020-09-02]

  • New: Redirect visitors to target URL using HTML Meta Refresh [PRO]

1.2.8 [2020-08-25]

  • Fix: PHP Fatal error: Uncaught ArgumentCountError: Too few arguments to function Kaizen_Coders\Url_Shortify\Common\Actions::get_short_permalink()

1.2.7 [2020-08-14]

  • New: Cloak Links [PRO]
  • Update: Compatible with WordPress 5.5
  • Fix: Redirection type saving issue

1.2.6 [2020-08-11]

1.2.5 [2020-07-27]

  • New: Added dashboard widget to create short link
  • New: Show linked Post/ Custom Post with Short links
  • Fix: Array to string conversion

1.2.4 [2020-07-20]

  • New: Performance Improvement
  • New: Show Unique & Total Clicks on groups list
  • New: Integrate with WordPress Knowledgebase plugin

1.2.3 [2020-07-13]

  • New: Share short link via Whatsapp
  • New: Added top locations info, referrers info, device info, browser info & platforms info on Dashboard [PRO]
  • New: Added top locations info, referrers info, device info, browser info & platforms info on group analysis page [PRO]

1.2.2 [2020-07-10]

  • New: Added top locations info [PRO]
  • New: Added referrers info [PRO]

1.2.1 [2020-07-06]

  • New: Added device info [PRO]
  • New: Added browser info [PRO]
  • New: Added platform info [PRO]
  • Update: Improve link clicks report

1.2.0 [2020-07-03]

  • New: Added support to protect short URLs with password [PRO]
  • Fix: Sorting of clicks details
  • Fix: Show date based on set timezone

1.1.9 [2020-06-29]

  • New: Added option to set expiration date for a link [PRO]
  • Fix: Post id removed on link edit

1.1.8 [2020-06-24]

  • New: Add statistics link on group dashboard
  • New: Added short links for Betterdocs sharable links
  • Fix: Website icon shrink issue

1.1.7 [2020-06-22]

  • New: Added daily clicks analysis for a specific link
  • New: Added clicks reports for link groups
  • New: Integrate with Betterdocs WordPress plugin

1.1.6.1 [2020-06-18]

  • Fix: Templates path not found the issue (case sensitive)
  • Fix: Controller not found issue

1.1.6 [2020-06-18]

1.1.5 [2020-06-15]

  • New: Dashboard with useful KPIs

1.1.4 [2020-06-10]

  • New: Search clicks based on Country, Browser & device in click history
  • Fix: Link creation issue

1.1.3 [2020-06-08]

  • New: Add/ Edit/ Delete groups
  • New: Add links to multiple groups
  • Update: Now, able to create a short link from Posts & Pages lists screen

1.1.2 [2020-06-04]

  • Fix: Onboarding issue

1.1.1 [2020-06-04]

  • Fix: Call to undefined function Kaizen_Coders\Url_Shortify\Common\add_meta_box() fatal error

1.1.0 [2020-06-04]

  • New: Create short links for Posts & Pages automatically.
  • New: Unlock full click history [PRO]

1.0.4 [2020-06-01]

  • New: Link Statistics (Click History last 7 days)

1.0.3 [2020-05-25]

  • New: Search links
  • New: Sort links by name & created on time
  • New: Update Tracking data

1.0.2 [2020-05-18]

  • New: Added support for link tracking
  • New: Now able to copy short link
  • New: Show quick stats (Unique Clicks, Total Clicks)

1.0.1 [2020-05-14]

  • New: Create nofollow/ noindex links
  • New: Create Sponsored links
  • New: Added support for parameters forwarding

1.0.0 [2020-05-07]

  • Initial Release