URL shortener for our own domain (6 posts)

  1. oliverm
    Posted 4 years ago #


    Is there a plugin that will let me provide clients with URLs shortened using our own domain name?

    Ie I have


    I want to give to clients;


    There's loads that let me use bit.ly, which we use at the moment, but I'd prefer to give out links using our own domain.

    Is that possible?

  2. oliverm
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just to clarify, What I'm after is to have a page on my WP site called, for example, http://www.mydomain.com/short which we here can go to and just paste in the long url and get back a short URL with http://www.mydomain.com at the start, which we can send to the clients.

  3. Gerald
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi oliverm.

    Yes. It is possible. But I did not incorporated the functionality in my own plugin in it's current iteration...

    However, you might want to give the plugin from http://yourls.org/ a try... It may fit your requirements. Do check it out.

    Cheers and Regards

  4. oliverm
    Posted 4 years ago #

    THanks Gerald. I had a look at Yourls but it doesn't appear to do what I need, at the wordpress plugin doesnt as it just creates short urls for posts/pages on the WP site rather than any other site.

  5. Gerald
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Olverm,

    Oh.. icic.. actually yourls isn't limited to just WP.

    Don't know if this helps, there is an article by Lifehaceker on making your own shortener...

    The article also mentioned an alternative: Phurl...
    I know of another called Shorty (http://get-shorty.com/)

    Alternatively, if you don't mind someone else hosting your links, Bit.ly pro (http://bit.ly/pro/) may help.. the service allows you to use your own domains as the URL.


  6. asshu
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I have already tried the yourls plugin and used bitly.pro. But I want to give a try with your plugin using my own URL shortner based on yourls.I have posted the same on issue-tracking system earlier. Would you please help me with this?

    Another help...do you have any plan to create a plugin like prettylink plugin? I like that. But most of the features are under premium service which I can't spend.


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