Shortcut

Developer

Solspace

3rd Party (Commercial)


EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2
  • ExpressionEngine 3

Compatibility

If an item is crossed out, it might be untested, not applicable or incompatible. Contact the developer to be sure.

Requirements

  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)

Extension, Fieldtype, Module

Tags

Shortcut allows you to create shortened URL's, similar to the services offered by sites like tinyurl.com and bit.ly, anywhere in your CP with the Shortcut accessory. You can also automate shortcut URL's for your entries with the Shortcut fieldtype, that works with both the CP Publish page and SafeCracker.

This add-on has been discontinued.

URL shortening services are popularly used on Twitter, Facebook, IM’s, etc. As history has proved, putting your URL’s in the hands of a public URL shortening service could annihilate your linking history.

Shortcut allows you to host your own service with a vanity URL. Shortcut allows you to create shortened URL’s, similar to the services offered by sites like tinyurl.com and bit.ly, in your ExpressionEngine control panel. Another advantage is that if the full URL for a link ever changes, just update the full URL value for the shortened URL.

You can also automate shortcut URL’s for your entries with the Shortcut fieldtype, which works with both the CP Publish page and Channel Form. Shortcut will automatically generate shortened URL’s and save them to the Shortcut field upon submitting and editing your channel entries. Set it up once and forget about it! You can also create custom keys in the event you want to have more readable URL’s. And lastly, Shortcut offers simple tracking for each click on a shortcut URL.

The following two URL’s are examples of a random shortened URL and a custom shortened URL that should take you to the Shortcut product page:
http://solsp.ac/e2nc
http://solsp.ac/e-shortcut

Shortcut Links

This entry was created March 25, 2010, 6:45 am.
This entry was last updated September 6, 2016, 10:13 pm.

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