3rd Party (Free)
EE Version Support
- ExpressionEngine 1.x
If an item is crossed out, it might be untested, not applicable or incompatible. Contact the developer to be sure.
- Multi Site Manager
- Stand Alone Entry Form
- Low Variables
- Content Elements
- Better Workflow
- jQuery for the Control Panel
This plugin lets you create your own short URLs using rev=canonical and permanent redirects.
As an avid Twitter user I’m all too aware of the spread of confusing shortened URLs - the TinyURL, tr.im and bit.ly stuff. Over the last week, many have written about the problems of such URLs - bad usability, privacy loss, and the reliance on third-party URL-shortening mediators that could disappear at any time. Certainly, its unlikely that third-party short URLs will be around as long as most of the content they link to.
Thus, its up to us to provide our own short URLs for our own content, and we need to do three things:
* provide a meta link element with the rev=“canonical” attribute in the post’s head.
* Provide a visible, clickable a link in the post’s body, again with rev=“canonical” as an attribute.
* Create a permanent redirect to the actual post, at its natural, elongated URL.
At present, only a few big sites (the likes of Flickr, Dopplr, PHP.net) are doing this, but as more sites embrace it, and more bloggers do the same, we’ll eventually have the critical mass, and maybe when we post those big links into twitter it’ll automatically find the better short URLs we provide. Its worth the effort, however you look at it. There is already a tool that sniffs for your own short links, and even a short link sniffing bookmarklet.
EE Shortener Links
- EE Shortener plugin: Your own short URLs and redirects
This entry was created April 13, 2009, 1:29 am.
This entry was last updated November 29, 2009, 6:10 pm.
Disclaimer: Information about ExpressionEngine add-ons is provided as a service to you, the user, and every member of the ExpressionEngine community. devot:ee is not responsible if you hose, mangle, wreck, or otherwise destroy your EE website by installing an add-on that you found out about at this site, regardless of its rating, Favorites status, commercial or free status, or general popularity. Caveat EEmptor!
Returns: devot:ee has a 30-day return policy on all commercial add-ons sold through devot-ee.com. If you need to return an add-on, do not go to the developer or the developer's site, but rather visit our returns page at https://devot-ee.com/returns to initiate your return. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are no reviews for this add-on yet.
What are you waiting for? Rate it and review it!