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<h1><a href="http://yourls.org/">YOURLS: <span>Y</span>our <span>O</span>wn <span>URL</span> <span>S</span>hortener</a></h1>
<h1><a href="https://yourls.org/">YOURLS: <span>Y</span>our <span>O</span>wn <span>URL</span> <span>S</span>hortener</a></h1>
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<h2 class='first'>About YOURLS</h2>

<h3 id="what">What is YOURLS</h3>
<p><strong>YOURLS</strong> stands for <strong>Your Own URL Shortener</strong>. It is a small set of PHP scripts that will allow you to run your own URL shortening service (<em>a la</em> TinyURL or bitly).</p>
<p><strong>YOURLS</strong> stands for <strong>Your Own URL Shortener</strong>. It is a small set of PHP scripts that will allow you to run your own URL shortening service (<em>a la</em> TinyURL or Bitly).</p>

<p>Running your own URL shortener is fun, geeky and useful: you own your data and don't depend on third party services. It's also a great way to add branding to your short URLs, instead of using the same public URL shortener everyone uses.</p>
<p>Running your own URL shortener is fun, geeky and useful: you own your data and don't depend on third-party services. It's also a great way to add branding to your short URLs, instead of using the same public URL shortener everyone uses.</p>

<h3 id="features">YOURLS Features</h3>
<ul>
<li><tt>Free</tt> and <tt>Open Source</tt> software.</li>
<li><tt>Free</tt> and <tt>open-source</tt> software.</li>
<li><tt>Private</tt> (your links only) or <tt>Public</tt> (everybody can create short links, fine for an intranet)</li>
<li>Sequential or custom URL keyword</li>
<li>Sequential or custom URL keywords</li>
<li>Handy <tt>bookmarklets</tt> to easily shorten and share links</li>
<li>Awesome <tt>stats</tt>: historical click reports, referrers tracking, visitors geo-location</li>
<li>Neat <tt>Ajaxed</tt> interface</li>
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<p>Stats for each short URL</p>
<img src="https://yourls.org/yourls-org-images/stats-anim.gif" />

<p>See a live example of YOURLS stats on <a href="http://yourls.org/cookie+">http://yourls.org/cookie+</a></p>
<p>See a live example of YOURLS stats on <a href="https://yourls.org/cookie+">https://yourls.org/cookie+</a></p>
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<h2 id="download">Download</h2>

<p><a href="http://yourls.org/download">Download YOURLS</a> from Github</p>
<p>You can follow YOURLS' development on the <a href="http://yourls.org/revisions">commit history</a> and get <a href="https://github.com/YOURLS/YOURLS/archive/master.zip">current development build</a></p>
<p><a href="https://yourls.org/download">Download YOURLS</a> from Github</p>
<p>You can follow YOURLS' development on the <a href="https://yourls.org/revisions">commit history</a> and get <a href="https://github.com/YOURLS/YOURLS/archive/master.zip">current development build</a></p>

<h2 id="credits">Credits</h2>

<p>YOURLS is made by <a href="https://github.com/YOURLS/YOURLS/graphs/contributors">awesome people</a>.</p>

<p>Keep up to date: follow <a href="http://twitter.com/yourls">@yourls</a>, <a href="http://twitter.com/ozh">@ozh</a> (lead developer)and read the official <a href="http://blog.yourls.org/">YOURLS Blog</a></p>
<p>Keep up to date: follow <a href="https://twitter.com/yourls">@yourls</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/ozh">@ozh</a> (lead developer) and read the official <a href="http://blog.yourls.org/">YOURLS Blog</a></p>
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<h3 class='first' id="auto">Install Guides</h3>
<p>Here is a list of some (unofficial) install guides using automated tools:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="https://www.rosehosting.com/blog/how-to-install-yourls-on-ubuntu-14-04/">How to Install YOURLS on Ubuntu 14.04</a></li>
<li><a href="https://thishosting.rocks/how-to-shorten-your-links-with-your-own-domain/">How to Install YOURLS on a VPS or shared hosting</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.websitehostingrating.com/how-to-install-yourls-using-softaculous/">How to Install YOURLS using Softaculous</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.rosehosting.com/blog/how-to-install-yourls-on-ubuntu-14-04/">How to Install YOURLS on Ubuntu 14.04</a></li>
<li><a href="https://computingforgeeks.com/how-to-install-yourls-your-own-url-shortener-on-ubuntu-18-04-bionic-beaver-linux/">How to install YOURLS on Ubuntu 18.04</a></li>
<li><a href="https://thishosting.rocks/how-to-shorten-your-links-with-your-own-domain/">How to Install YOURLS on a VPS or shared hosting</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.websitehostingrating.com/how-to-install-yourls-using-softaculous/">How to Install YOURLS using Softaculous</a></li>
</ul>
<h2 id="upgrade">Upgrade</h2>
<ol>
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Timezone GMT offset<br/>
<em>Example:</em> <tt>define( 'YOURLS_HOURS_OFFSET', '-5' );</tt></li>
<li><code>YOURLS_PRIVATE</code><br/>
Private means the admin area will be protected with login/pass as defined below. See <a href="http://yourls.org/privatepublic">Private or Public</a> for more.<br/>
Private means the admin area will be protected with login/pass as defined below. See <a href="https://yourls.org/privatepublic">Private or Public</a> for more.<br/>
<em>Example:</em> <tt>define( 'YOURLS_PRIVATE', 'true' );</tt></li>
<li><code>YOURLS_UNIQUE_URLS</code><br/>
Allow multiple short URLs for a same long URL<br/>
Set to <tt>true</tt> to allow only one pair of shortURL/longURL (default YOURLS behavior), or to <tt>false</tt> to allow creation of multiple short URLs pointing to the same long URL (as bit.ly does)<br/>
<em>Example:</em> <tt>define( 'YOURLS_UNIQUE_URLS', 'true' );</tt></li>
<li><code>YOURLS_COOKIEKEY</code><br/>
A random secret hash used to encrypt cookies. You don't have to remember it, make it long and complicated. Hint: generate a unique one at <a href="http://yourls.org/cookie">http://yourls.org/cookie</a><br/>
A random secret hash used to encrypt cookies. You don't have to remember it, make it long and complicated. Hint: generate a unique one at <a href="https://yourls.org/cookie">https://yourls.org/cookie</a><br/>
<em>Example:</em> <tt>define( 'YOURLS_COOKIEKEY', 'qQ4KhL_pu|s@Zm7n#%:b^{A[vhm' );</tt></li>
<li><code>yourls_user_passwords</code><br/>
A list of username(s) and password(s) allowed to access the site if private<br/>
Passwords can either be in plain text, or encrypted: see <a href="http://yourls.org/userpassword">http://yourls.org/userpassword</a> for more information.<br/>
Passwords can either be in plain text, or encrypted: see <a href="https://yourls.org/userpassword">https://yourls.org/userpassword</a> for more information.<br/>
<em>Example:</em> <tt>'joe' => 'mypassword'</tt></li>
</ul>

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<ul>
<li>YOURLS will look for the MySQL extension PDO, MySQLi or MySQL, in that order. If you want to force usage of one particular extension, add the following line to your <code>config.php</code>:<br/>
<tt>define( 'YOURLS_DB_DRIVER', 'mysqli' );</tt></li>
<li>You can install YOURLS behind a firewall or a proxy: see <a href="http://yourls.org/proxy">Proxy Support</a></li>
<li>You can install YOURLS behind a firewall or a proxy: see <a href="https://yourls.org/proxy">Proxy Support</a></li>
<li>File <code>includes/load-yourls.php</code> contains a few more undocumented but self explanatory and commented settings. Add them to your own <code>config.php</code> if you know what you're doing.</li>
</ul>
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<h3 id="plugins">Plugins?</h3>
<p>Plugins are additional PHP scripts that extend the functionalities or features of YOURLS. The core of YOURLS is designed to be as light as possible and avoid bloat (implementing functions not everybody needs) and to allow for easy customization.</p>
<p>Using the plugin architecture, you can add new features to YOURLS without having to modify core files. This way, your changes won't be lost when you upgrade your YOURLS installation and you can easily activate and deactivate a plugin from the admin interface.</p>
<p>There's a growing number of plugins available: check the <a href="http://yourls.org/pluginlist">Plugin list</a>.</p>
<p>There's a growing number of plugins available: check the <a href="https://yourls.org/pluginlist">Plugin list</a>.</p>

<h3 id="documentation">Documentation</h3>
<p>Several sample plugins are included in the archive. Read the source and learn the concept. It's easy and fun!</p>
<p>Check the <a href="http://yourls.org/pluginapi">plugin API documentation</a> to learn more</p>
<p>Check the <a href="https://yourls.org/pluginapi">plugin API documentation</a> to learn more</p>

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</ul>

<h3 id="apiusage">Usage</h3>
<p>You need to send parameters to <code>http://your-own-domain-here.com/yourls-api.php</code> either via <code>GET</code> or <code>POST</code> (remember to <strong></strong>URL encode parameters</strong> if via GET). These parameters are:</p>
<p>You need to send parameters to <code>http://your-own-domain-here.com/yourls-api.php</code> either via <code>GET</code> or <code>POST</code> (remember to <strong>URL-encode parameters</strong> if via GET). These parameters are:</p>
<ul>
<li>A valid <code>username</code> / <code>password</code> pair, or your <code>signature</code> (see <a href="http://yourls.org/passwordlessapi">Passwordless API requests</a>)</li>
<li>A valid <code>username</code> / <code>password</code> pair, or your <code>signature</code> (see <a href="https://yourls.org/passwordlessapi">Passwordless API requests</a>)</li>
<li>The requested <code>action</code>: <tt>"shorturl"</tt> (get short URL for a link), <tt>"expand"</tt> (get long URL of a shorturl), <tt>"url-stats"</tt> (get stats about one short URL), <tt>"stats"</tt> (get stats about your links) or <tt>"db-stats"</tt> (get global link and click count)</li>
<li>With <tt>action = "shorturl"</tt> :
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<p>There's a sample PHP file included that serves as an example on how to play with the API</p>

<h3 id="expand_api">Expand the API</h3>
<p>You can easily implement custom API actions with a plugin. See the <a href="http://yourls.org/pluginlist">plugin list</a> for examples.</p>
<p>You can easily implement custom API actions with a plugin. See the <a href="https://yourls.org/pluginlist">plugin list</a> for examples.</p>

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<h3 id="shortdomain">Getting a short domain name for your YOURLS install</h3>
<ul>
<li>Unless you plan on making it public and as popular as bit.ly, any shared hosting will be fine. Ozh runs all his YOURLS instance on <a href="http://yourls.org/dreamhost">Dreamhost</a> and it works just great.</li>
<li>Unless you plan on making it public and as popular as bit.ly, any shared hosting will be fine. Ozh runs all his YOURLS instance on <a href="https://yourls.org/dreamhost">Dreamhost</a> and it works just great.</li>
<li><a href="http://domai.nr/">Domainr</a> is a fun search tool that might inspire and help you</li>
<li>Aim for exotic top level domains (.in, .im, .li ...), they're often cheap and a lot are still available. <a href="https://www.gandi.net/domain/buy/search/">Gandi</a> is a pretty comprehensive registrar, for instance.</li>
</ul>
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<h3 id="does404">If YOURLS generates 404 for your short URLs</h3>
<ul>
<li>Make sure <strong>mod_rewrite</strong> is enabled with your Apache server</li>
<li>Make sure your .htaccess file looks like <a href="http://yourls.org/htaccess">this one</a></li>
<li>Make sure your .htaccess file looks like <a href="https://yourls.org/htaccess">this one</a></li>
<li>Eventually, check your server Apache configuration allows use of .htaccess (<tt>AllowOverride All</tt> directive, ask your server admin)</li>
</ul>

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<h3 id="noindex">There is no index page at the root of the install</h3>
<ul>
<li>Indeed. It's intended. It's up to the user to make what they need. Some will redirect the root to a different place, some make a public interface for anyone to shorten links, some make a portfolio. You make it.</li>
<li>If you want to make a public interface and run your own little bitly.com, there's a sample file provided as an example: <code>sample-public-front-page.txt</code>. This implies important issues to deal with: spam, performance and security. Read <a href="http://yourls.org/public">Public Shortening</a> for important information.</li>
<li>If you want to make a public interface and run your own little bitly.com, there's a sample file provided as an example: <code>sample-public-front-page.txt</code>. This implies important issues to deal with: spam, performance and security. Read <a href="https://yourls.org/public">Public Shortening</a> for important information.</li>
</ul>

<h3 id="lowercase">Uppercase letters in short URLs are eaten up, eg "<code>OmgOzh</code>" becomes "<code>mgzh</code>" !</h3>
<ul>
<li>Indeed. It's intented if you selected Base 36 (see above). Letters that don't belong to the character set, eg <code>@#!</code> or <code>ABC</code>, are removed.</li>
<li>If you want to force lowercase, you'll need a <a href="http://yourls.org/pluginlist">plugin</a>.</li>
<li>If you want to force lowercase, you'll need a <a href="https://yourls.org/pluginlist">plugin</a>.</li>
</ul>

<h3 id="feedback">Feedback, feature requests and bug reporting</h3>
<ol>
<li>Please don't get in touch directly by mail or Twitter. <a href="http://yourls.org/support">Please</a>.</li>
<li>Check the <a href="http://yourls.org/roadmap">Road Map</a> for future features.</li>
<li>Read all the <a href="http://yourls.org/wiki">wiki documents</a>.</li>
<li>Search in all the <a href="http://yourls.org/issues">issues</a>, open and closed.</li>
<li>Eventually raise a new issue. To do so, please read the <a href="http://yourls.org/contribute">contribute guidelines</a>. Thanks!</li>
<li>Please don't get in touch directly by mail or Twitter. <a href="https://yourls.org/support">Please</a>.</li>
<li>Check the <a href="https://yourls.org/roadmap">Road Map</a> for future features.</li>
<li>Read all the <a href="https://yourls.org/wiki">wiki documents</a>.</li>
<li>Search in all the <a href="https://yourls.org/issues">issues</a>, open and closed.</li>
<li>Eventually raise a new issue. To do so, please read the <a href="https://yourls.org/contribute">contribute guidelines</a>. Thanks!</li>
</ol>

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<h3 id="ressources">Resources</h3>
<ul>
<li>The official <a href="http://blog.yourls.org">YOURLS blog</a>, for news, hints and showcase.</li>
<li>The <a href="http://yourls.org/wiki">wiki</a>: advanced documentation, plugins, tips and more</li>
<li>The <a href="https://yourls.org/wiki">wiki</a>: advanced documentation, plugins, tips and more</li>
<li>Follow <a href="https://twitter.com/YOURLS">@YOURLS</a> for hardcore development, and <a href="https://twitter.com/ozh">@Ozh</a> for tips and news (and random geekiness too)</li>
</ul>

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<li><a href="http://foolrulez.org/blog/2009/09/yourls-widget-released">YOURLS Widget for WordPress</a><br/>
This widget adds a convenient short URL service into your sidebar. Check the above link for a live example</li>

<li><a href="http://www.stewartallen.org/2010/08/yourls-twitter-tools-wordpress-plugin/">Twitter Tools & YOURLS</a><br/>
<li><a href="http://www.stewartallen.org/2010/08/yourls-twitter-tools-wordpress-plugin/">Twitter Tools &amp; YOURLS</a><br/>
Companion plugin for Alex King's Twitter Tool for WordPress, that enables YOURLS support</li>

<li>YOURLS featured on <a href="http://lifehacker.com/5335216/make-your-own-url-shortening-service">Lifehacker</a></li>
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<li><a href="http://virg.in/">http://virg.in/</a> for the <a href="http://www.virgin.com/">Virgin Group companies</a></li>

<li><a href="http://dhurl.org/">http://dhurl.org/</a> by <a href="http://yourls.org/dreamhost">Dreamhost</a></li>
<li><a href="http://dhurl.org/">http://dhurl.org/</a> by <a href="https://yourls.org/dreamhost">Dreamhost</a></li>

<li><a href="https://rho.st/">https://rho.st/</a> by <a href="https://www.rosehosting.com/">RoseHosting.com</a></li>

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