Polr is an intrepid, self-hostable open-source link shortening web application with a robust API. It allows you to host your own URL shortener, to brand your URLs, and to gain control over your data. Polr is especially easy to use, and provides a modern, themable feel.
Polr is written in PHP and Lumen, using MySQL as its primary database.
- To get started with Polr on your server, check out the installation guide. You can clone this repository, or download a release.
- To get started with the Polr API, check out the API guide.
Installation TL;DR: clone or download this repository, set document root to
public/, create MySQL database, go to
yoursite.com/setup and follow instructions.
To test out the demo, head to demo.polr.me and use the following credentials:
Upgrading from 1.x:
There are breaking changes between 2.x and 1.x; it is not yet possible to automatically upgrade to 2.x.
Upgrading from 2.x:
- Back up your database and files
- Update by using
git pullor downloading a release
composer install --no-dev -oto ensure dependencies are up to date
- Migrate with
php artisan migrateto ensure database structure is up to date
- Safari - Polr.safariextension
- Python - mypolr
We would like to thank Oregon State University's Open Source Lab for providing resources for our infrastructure. The Polr website and demo are hosted on their infrastructure.
Thank you to lastspark for providing our logo's icon.
Polr uses Semantic Versioning
Copyright (C) 2013-2018 Chaoyi Zha This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.