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🚡 A modern, minimalist, and lightweight URL shortener.

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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.

Getting Started - API Documentation - Contributing - Bugs - IRC

Quickstart

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.

Demo

To test out the demo, head to demo.polr.me and use the following credentials:

  • Username: demo-admin
  • Password: demo-admin

Upgrading Polr

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 pull or downloading a release
  • Run composer install -no-dev -o to ensure dependencies are up to date
  • Migrate with php artisan migrate to ensure database structure is up to date

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Versioning

Polr uses Semantic Versioning

License

Copyright (C) 2013-2017 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.