Short URL allows you to create shorter links from long winding ones and can also keep track of how many times a link has been clicked. It’s useful for managing downloads, keeping track of outbound links and for masking URL’s. Clicking the Clear All Clicks button will reset the count for each entry.
You may obtain support for this plugin from the support centre.
The free version of the plugin updates using the WordPress dashboard. Whenever a new version comes out WordPress will notify you.
Advanced configuration: Custom variables
I want a short URL that goes to our plugin pages but I don’t want to create a seperate short URL for every single page I’ve created. So I could set-up the plugin as below.
Htaccess links: ON
Link URL: u/$1/$2
Then I’d add a link like this: http://www.craftycoding.com/products/wordpress-plugins/$2.
The ShortURL would be: http://www.craftycoding.com/u/1/$2
The ShortURL would match:
http://www.craftycoding.com/u/1/short-url-plugin => http://www.craftycoding.com/products/wordpress-plugins/
http://www.craftycoding.com/u/1/short-url-plugin => http://www.craftycoding.com/products/wordpress-plugins/short-url-plugin
http://www.craftycoding.com/u/1/interlinks => http://www.craftycoding.com/products/wordpress-plugins/interlinks