This author removed some most basic functions to force you to upgrade to "pro" version.
You can't see a list of "pretty links" you created, in their place, is a big fat ugly YouTube video embed to "help you get started". Problem is, the video is at least a few years old, and the interface featured in the video does NOT look like what you see today any more - especially after they removed the most important screen that you rely on to keep track of things.
See it for yourself here: http://www.screencast.com/t/O3GQ6sbCFz
One more thing, this plugin caused frequent "connection lost..." problem while composing posts and pages. The problem went away as soon as I disabled it.
Needless to say, this piece of ugly plugin will be uninstalled from my site asap!
I begin use it for redirects, is very easy to install and to use.
I think that I'll try also the pro version.
I am using the free version on several sites. Actually, I don't use it much, mostly just for a handful of affiliate links that I want to mask/track and for that this plugin works perfectly. I can't speak to anything about the pro version or redirects (I use the Redirection plugin for those) but for my needs this is a great plugin.
I've been using the pro version of this tool for almost a year. It worked the day I installed it and has remained a trusty and reliable plugin. Which is exactly what you want from a tool such as this.
I have two domains. My formal domain and my shorturl domain. The shorturl domain simply forwards to the correct page on the formal domain. I think it is called an alternative base url. Love it.
messed up my website, had to install the complet website again
Update: Another Plugin was the reason for my problems not Pretty Link Lite
Once you make a pretty link and delete you can never use it again.
The author says to make sure there are no pages, posts, tags, categories connected to the link.
I did that also went into the database to delete them and there are NOT there.
This is a great tool but after a little while all your links are screwed. (After testing it ALL my Vanities were dead)
Go somewhere else for another solution.
I have purchased the PRO VERSION and there is ZERO SUPPORT.
All the threads pertaining to this issue have been closed.
The author states it is resolved - But when you go see the threads you will see that is NOT TRUE.
I use these short links quite a bit. My site has a 4 character url so having short meaningful pretty links is a huge asset for me. Love the program.
This did exactly what I needed it to do. No complaints here. :-)
I've used this plugin successfully in the past, however on a new install / new site I can't create new links, and this error message appears on every page if I turn on WP_DEBUG:
WordPress database error: [Table 'wp_thewebsite.wp_prli_links' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM wp_prli_links WHERE slug='business/denees-kitchen' /* From [thewebsite.com/business/denees-kitchen/] in [/nas/wp/www/cluster-2036/thewebsite/wp-content/plugins/pretty-link/classes/models/PrliLink.php:207] */
Got the non-pro-version. Works fine...
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