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#49881 closed feature request (invalid)

Adding the ability to create custom short links

Reported by: marco151polo's profile marco151polo Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Permalinks Keywords: close 2nd-opinion
Focuses: Cc:


Hi there, I would like a feature to create custom short links.

For example our website is for a community center and we create enrollment forms every year for various workshops. I would like to share the link on social media as well as on the printed fliers but instead of I would like to create a short link of or even better use a second shorter domain name

This feature would be amazing and would help in so many ways to get out programs out there easier and faster.


Change History (3)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Keywords close 2nd-opinion added
  • Severity changed from major to normal

Hi there, welcome to WordPress Trac! Thanks for the ticket.

This sounds like plugin territory to me. There are plugins like Shortlinks, Custom Permalinks, or URL Shortener that seem to handle it well.

Last edited 4 years ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

#2 @Otto42
4 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Agreed, this is plugin territory, or even the territory of "use a different project".

YOURLS has been around for many years, and has good support in all major CMS's, including WordPress plugins to handle it. It can do short URLs, generate statistics and tracking info from their use, etc. It works well when you give it its own short domain too. It's very lightweight, much lighter than WordPress is.

I recommend that for your needs, using WordPress to generate and redirect to short URLs is somewhat overkill.

#3 @marco151polo
4 years ago

Wow you guys are awesome! Thanks!

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