Wanted to give a quick shout out to the Short URL Plugin for WordPress created by Harley Quine.
The idea behind Short URL is that you get to keep your links.
Instead of using a URL shortener service that sends your links through another service before redirecting to your domain, you create links that point directy to your domain.
The Short URL Plugin creates a short URL using your domain followed by a 1 character file folder and a 1-2 character file.
By editing your .htaccess file with one line of code and using the simple backoffice redirect tool, you can create short URLs that let you keep your links.
Benefits of the Short URL Plugin:
- Brand your own domain name instead
- Keep any link juice obtained for yourself
- Use it anywhere character count matters
Obviously, this plugin is a little, tiny bit more advanced than your run of the mill WordPress plugin because of the .htaccess edit, but you can do it. If you need help, contact me and I’ll walk you through it.