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A curated list of awesome things related to YOURLS


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All known plugins, from the community or the YOURLS team


  • ☑️ : plugin authored by a member of the YOURLS teams
  • 🧪 : plugins featuring their own unit tests to ensure expected functionality, as well as present and future compatibility, with YOURLS

Currently we have 220 plugins listed.

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  • 2fa Support - Adds 2FA support to YOURLS.
  • 302-Instead - Send a 302 (temporary) redirect instead of 301 (permanent), for sites where shortlinks may change.
  • 302-Instead - A fork of previous plugin, with some more options.
  • 404 If Not Found ☑️ - Give a 404 Not Found if the short URL is not found.

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  • AAF Rapid Connect auth - AAF Rapid Connect authentication plugin for YOURLS.
  • Abuse Desk for YOURLS - A Google Safe Browsing implementation for YOURLS to avoid spam links.
  • Access Control Allow Origin - Prevents CORS issue with domain CNAMES and aliases for admin actions.
  • Additional Charsets - Define additional character sets for short URLs.
  • Admin Issue Diagnostic - A.I.D. - Collects YOURLS environmentals and formats a template to copy/paste into a YOURLS issue.
  • Admin NoReCAPTCHA - Protect logins with Google's No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA (Google's ReCAPTCHA v2.0).
  • Admin reCaptcha - Spam protection for private YOURLS admin interface with reCaptcha.
  • Admin reCaptcha v3 - Protect Admin login with reCaptcha v3.
  • Admin Turnstile - Protect Admin login with Cloudflare Turnstile!
  • Advanced Reserved URLs - Extends the reserved word functionality, blocking short URLs containing reserved words, even if mixed case or written in leetspeak.
  • Allow Aliases - Allow YOURLS to work with alias hostnames for the server.
  • Allow Forward Slashes in Short URLs - Just as the name says.
  • Allow Full Stops in Short URLs - This plugin will allow full stops . in keywords when shortening URLS.
  • Always-302 - A newer alternative to 302-Instead.
  • Amazon Affiliate - Adds your Amazon Affiliate Tag to all Amazon URLs before redirection.
  • Amazon Affiliate With Notice - Adds your Amazon Affiliate Tag to all Amazon URLs before redirection with a notice of Amazon Affiliate link usage.
  • Anonymise - Anonymise the log data that YOURLS captures.
  • Antispam ☑️ - Antispam plugin using the major DNS blacklists.
  • YOURLS APC Cache - Add support for APC to reduce MySQL queries.
  • API Action ☑️ - Example plugin for YOURLS 1.6+ to show how to implement custom API actions.
  • API Contract - API action opposite to "expand": check if a URL has been shortened before
  • API Delete - Add a "delete" action to the API.
  • API Edit URL - Add an "update" action to the API to edit a URL, and a "geturl" action to get the long URL of a short URL.
  • API List All - Add a "list" action to the API to show all keywords.
  • API List All + URLs - Add a "list" action to the API to show all keywords & URLs. This is a fork of the previous plugin and therefore incompatible with it.
  • API ShortUrl Analytics - Add a "shorturl_analytics" action to the API to get the statistics of a specific shortURL in a range of dates.
  • Append Query String - Appends the query string to a long URL.
  • Auth Manager Plus - Seperates user data & manages authorization with role-based access controls (RBAC).
  • Auto Login ☑️ - Automatically populate login/password with test/test (for test installs).

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  • cAuth - Client side SSL certificate authentication for admin pages.
  • Cache Stat Pages ☑️ - Serve stat pages (http://sho.rt/blah+) from cache.
  • CAS Plugin - Enable authentication through a CAS server.
  • Case Insensitive - Makes all keywords case insensitive (creates and calls all keywords lowercase).
  • Case Insensitive - Make YOURLS case insensitive: if you create http://sho.rt/MyLink, then variations like mylink or MYLINK will redirect to the same URL.
  • Case Insensitive YOURLS - Makes YOURLS case insensitive, for 1.9+.
  • Change Error Messages - Changes the error message when a keyword or URL already exists and displays the long URL.
  • YOURLS GWall Change Logo - Allows you to change the image of the YOURLS logo and its alt and title tags.
  • YOURLS GWall Change Title - Allows you to change the title of the YOURLS website (the html <title> tag).
  • Change Password ☑️ - Change your password from within YOURLS instead of editing the config file.
  • Change Password - Allow users to change their password via the administration interface.
  • Check URL - Check if a long URL is reachable before creating a short URL.
  • Compliance - Anti-abuse plugin, designed to address link complaints from 3rd parties.
  • Conditional Toolbar ☑️ - A plugin to conditionally enable the toolbar: http://sho.rt/blah for normal redirect, http://sho.rt/tb/blah for a toolbar.
  • Conditional Advertisements - A plugin to conditionally send links through various link monetizing services: is normal, redirects through AdFly.
  • Custom Header & Footer - A plugin administration page to add custom header and footer style and content.
  • Custom Javascript - Add custom javascript to admin pages.
  • Custom Number of Displayed Links ☑️ - Change the default number of links per page, if 15 isn't your taste.
  • Custom Protocol ☑️ - If the user is known, this plugin adds custom protocol (eg blah://) to authorized protocols, otherwise restricts to http|s.

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  • Device Details - Display click details, including IP, user-agent, device information, and more.
  • Disable JSONP - Disables JSONP access for the YOURLS API.
  • DNSBL - Uses various DNSBLs to check the submitter's IP and prevent shortening URLs if any malicious activity has been detected.
  • Domain Limit - Limit the domains that users can create shortlinks to.
  • Domain Limiter - Fork of Nic Waller's plugin with the addition of an admin panel to edit the white list from the admin area.
  • Do TLS - Always use SSL/TLS for a destination url if available.
  • Don't Log Bots ☑️ - Ignore bot hits in your stats (both click count as seen in the main admin page and in detailed stats).
  • Don't Log Crawlers - A fork of the Don't Log Bots, with more bots filtered out.
  • Don't Log Health Checker - A fork of Don't Log Bots, with more bots filtered out.
  • Don't Track Admin Clicks ☑️🧪 - Don't count clicks on short URL if user is logged in.
  • Download Plugin - Download and install YOURLS plugins from the admin panel.

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  • Edition Logger - Logs to a file every url insertion, deletion, or modification, to provide traceability of users' actions allowing an open edition policy.
  • Emojis - Create an emoji-only short link, like http://sho.rt/✨ or http://sho.rt/😎🆒🔗
  • Enhanced Auth Cookies ☑️ - Enhances the cookie based authentication, making each auth cookie name unique and time based.
  • Every Click Counts - Click count include multiple clicks for the same client (ie there will be no browser caching of the redirection).
  • Expiry - Defines optional conditions under which links will expire, able to set time and click limited links globally or per individual links.

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  • Fallback URL - Redirect to a custom URL when the short URL does not exist.
  • Fancy Animals Short Urls - Plugin to create cool short URLS like https://sho.rt/SwiftCrimsonBullfrog
  • Fancy Pokemon Short Urls - Plugin to create cool short URLS like https://sho.rt/QuirkyHisuianNuzleaf
  • Favicon ☑️ - Properly displayed favicon in all cases (home screen on iOS, Android, Chrome, Safari...).
  • Filter Code - Allow to select 3XX Status Code to return per keyword.
  • Fix long URLs - Fix long URLs that contain %20 and other similar encodings.
  • Fix Youtube titles ☑️ - Get correct video title, not "Before you continue to YouTube"
  • Force Lowercase ☑️ - Force lowercase so http://sho.rt/ABChttp://sho.rt/abc.
  • Forward Query Strings - Forwards query params to the destination URL. Can exclude params by domain.
  • Fuzzy Keyword Suggestions - Handles typos and other "near-misses" for any shortened link (eg if you have sho.rt/dh1ik but someone types sho.rt/dhlik, the 404 page will show suggestions for similar short URLs).

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  • GA MP - Track YOURLS link clicks with Google Analytics Measurement protocol in Real Time.
  • Git Version - Add version information from the git repository into the footer of the admin page.
  • Geo API - Plugin to look up country code from another 3rd party API (
  • GeoIP Update ☑️ - Update the GeoIP database
  • GeoShortURL - Plugin to add per-country support to existing short URLs (use it with 302-Instead).
  • Google Analytics Link Tagging - Add GA tags (utm_source and others) to your shortened links.
  • Google Auth - Enables Google Authentication for YOURLS.
  • Google Safe Browsing ☑️:test_tube: - Check every new URL against Google's Safe Browsing Lookup service.
  • GTM for YOURLS - Google Tag Manager for every single click.

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  • hexdec - Changes the sequential keywords from base36 to base16 (ie [0-9a-f]).
  • Hide Referrer - Hide referrer on all or some short links.
  • Hide Version String - Hide the version string in the footer.
  • HTTP:BL - Prevent spam using the black list from Project Honeypot.
  • HTTP Proxy - Get remote content using an HTTP proxy, for instance when YOURLS is running behind a firewall (e.g. corporate intranet).
  • HTTP status per link - Select 3XX Status Code to return per keyword.

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  • for YOURLS - Share YOURLS links via
  • YOURLS IDN ☑️ - Add IDN support to YOURLS.
  • Image Placeholder ☑️ - Simple image placeholder service for YOURLS.
  • YOURLS Import Export - A plugin to import and export YOURLS URL.
  • Integrated QRCodes - Integrated QRCodes is an updated fork of Inline QRCode, but more compact, configurable, and just as efficient with more features.
  • Insert Fake Links ☑️ - Insert fake links (for test installs)
  • iOS URL - Adds support for URLs starting with itms-apps:// and itms-services://.
  • IP Click Detail - Shows click level IP address detail and User Agent, Referrer
  • iTunes-Affiliate - Adds your iTunes Affiliate-Token to all iTunes URLs before redirection.

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  • Jappix - Adds a JappixMini chat on your YOURLS admin pages.
  • JSON Response - Add .json (or a custom string/character) to the short URL to get info about it as a JSON response.

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  • Keep Query String - Adds the short URL's query string (if any) to the long URL.
  • Keywords, Charset & Length - Custom charset, custom link length and random short urls, all in one plugin, with an admin panel.
  • Keyword Limiter - Add several conditions to check whether submitted keyword is allowed or not.
  • Keyword not found - If keyword isn't found in the database, redirect to admin page and pre-populate the short URL field.
  • Keyword Prefix - Adds a defined prefix to your short URLs.

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  • LDAP - Enables use of LDAP for user authentication.
  • Link Anonymizer - Generate a link that will take you to an anonymizer service.
  • Link List - List recent links added, in the admin interface or on a public page.
  • Limit Custom Keyword Length (Min & Max Characters) - This plugin limits the minimum and maximum number of characters for custom keyword.
  • Limit keyword length - This plugin limits the number of characters allowed for the custom keyword.
  • Limit keyword length - This plugin defines the minimal amount of characters for the custom keyword.
  • Limited Links ☑️ -limit the number of redirections of a specific link.
  • log-login - Logs login atempts to YOURLS. To be used with fail2ban.
  • Login Timeout - Adds a timeout after a certain number of failed logins to mitigate brute force logins.
  • Lookup keywords by long URL substring - Add a "lookup-url-substr" action to YOURLS API which searches keywords by long URL substring (implements url LIKE %substr% SQL operation).
  • lowercase username - Makes the username lowercase when logging in.

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  • Mailto - Adds a "mailto:" sharing option, next to Twitter and Facebook.
  • Mailto Bookmarklet - Adds a bookmarklet to share links by mail.
  • Mass Remove Link ☑️ - Remove several links at once. Select by date, date range, IP or URL matching.
  • Mass Update - Adds an API action to mass update links from old_domain to new_domain.
  • md5 salt - Provide backwards compatibility for those still using md5 in their passwordless API calls.
  • Memcached - Memcached plugin for YOURLS.
  • Meta Redirect - Redirect using HTML meta tag when you prepend the short URL with an underscore (eg http://sho.rt/_bleh).
  • Mobile Detect - Add ability to redirect by user device OS.

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  • No Traking Admins - No loggin clicks for authenticated users (compatible with OIDC).
  • No URL title ☑️ - Don't fetch long URL titles.
  • No Version Check ☑️ - Stop YOURLS from checking if a new release is available.
  • Notifier - Sends notifications when actions occurs, like creating a new shortened url.

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  • OAuth Sign In - Enable OAuth sign in support (using GitLab as an example).
  • OIDC - OpenID Connect authentication against a generic OpenID Connect server.
  • Open Graph Meta Scraper - Get Open Graph (OG) information for your shortened links.
  • Original URL Regex Limiter - Enables to allow and block (original) URLs not just with domain names like related plugins, but with regular expressions for more precise policies.

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  • Password Protection - Password protect any Short URL you want so that users are prompted for a password before redirection.
  • Phishtank - Prevent spam links using Phishtank's API.
  • Phishtank 2.0 - Functional rewrite of the old Phishtank plugin with more features.
  • Piwik-YOURLS - Piwik and a few other features.
  • Popular Clicks - Display the top of the most clicked links during past days.
  • Popular Clicks Extended - Shows which short links get clicked the most during a specific time frame.
  • Popular Links - Adds an admin page that displays your shortener's most popular links.
  • Preview URL ☑️ - Add the character '~' to a short URL to display a preview screen before redirection.
  • Preview URL with QR Code - Add the character '~' to a short URL to display a preview screen & QR code before redirection.
  • Preview URL with QR Code And Thumbnail - Add the character '~' to a short URL to display a QR code and Thumbnail image before redirection.
  • Public "Prefix n' Shorten" ☑️ - Redirect http://sho.rt/ to a public interface instead of the admin area.
  • YOURLS Pseudonymize - This plugin "pseudonymizes" the IP addresses so that it is in line with the German privacy laws (the last 2 segments/bytes of a visitor's IP address are removed).
  • PUNS - A Plugin Update Notification System: provides a report-generating page and an API with optional email notifications.
  • Purge All Logs - A Plugin that allows you to purges all YOURLS logs

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  • QRCode ☑️ - Add ".qr" to short URLs to display the shorturl's QR code.
  • QRCode - Creates and displays QR Codes within YOURLS.
  • QR Google Charts - Another QR Code plugin, using Google Charts API.
  • QRCode - Another QR Code plugin. Get the QR code by simply clicking on a button in the Admin area (or by adding ".qr" to the end of the keyword).
  • QRCode Local — Add ".qr" to short URLs to display the shorturl's QR code in SVG, PDF, PNG or JPG (local generation with JS).
  • QueryString Forward - Forward the query string on short link to long URL (eg http://sho.rt/kk?a=1 to http://long.url/somepage/?a=1).
  • Query String Keeper - Pass the query string from the shortlink to the long URL (eg http://sho.rt/kk?hey forwards to http://long.url/bleh/?hey).
  • Query String Keeper - Pass the query string from the shortlink to the long URL (tested on YOURLS version 1.8.3 and php version 8.0.12).

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  • reCaptcha - YOURLS plugin implementing reCaptcha for unauthenticated users in your public interface.
  • Redirect Index - Redirect the user to another site if they go to the base directory of your YOURLS installation.
  • Referral Link Checkpoint - Add a landing page to let visitors know when it is a referral link.
  • Regenerate URL - Regenerate a new keyword for a URL that has already been shortened.
  • Remove The Share Function - Remove the Share button and box that toggles the sharing options on the Admin page.
  • Remove YouTube Play Indicator - Removes the triangle from the title of Youtube shortened URL.
  • Replace Text - Replace URL or tokens in URL based on keyword, regex pattern matching, or script.
  • Reset URLs ☑️ - Deletes all URLs. For your test install needs.
  • Reverse Proxy - Fixes the user IPs to point to the actual user instead of your cloud provider’s infrastructure IPs (Cloudflare, Heroku...).
  • rscrub - An "HTTP referrer scrubbing swiss army knife for YOURLS" (evolution of the Hide Referrer plugin).

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  • Safe Redirect - A security reminder is displayed before redirecting long links, and custom ads can be inserted on the reminder page.
  • SAML Authentication - Sign in via SAML-based single sign-on.
  • Save By Keyword - API action to update the long URL of an existing keyword, or creates a new short URL.
  • Semantic Scuttle - Allows the sharing of the URL to a Semantic Scuttle installation.
  • Separate Users - Adds a username to each created URL, and filters the admin interface.
  • Shaarli - Allows the sharing of the URL to a Shaarli installation.
  • Share Files - Upload and share files with YOURLS.
  • Share LinkedIn - Adds LinkedIn to the Quick Share Box.
  • Share with Tumblr ☑️ - In the Quick Share box, add a one-click share to Tumblr link.
  • Shibboleth - Enable authentication with Shibboleth.
  • ShortShort - Checks if a URL is already shortened (e.g.,, to avoid nested shortened links.
  • Show Git Branch ☑️ - Using YOURLS on a dev box under Git? Show the current branch in page footer.
  • SimpleDB Clickqueue - Queue clicks to Amazon SimpleDB before processing. This allows using a regular MySQL store even in the face of a high frequency of writes, without concern of connection limit overflow. Clicks are inserted later into the database via an import job.
  • Skimlinks - Push all links through Skimlinks to automatically embed affiliate codes.
  • Skip Click Count - Don't count clicks on short URLs.
  • Slack Notifier - Send a notification to a Slack channel whenever a new short URL is created.
  • SMTP Contact - Provides a public contact page using PHPMailer for outbound mail delivery.
  • Snapshot - Visual preview plugin with image caching powered by PhantomJS.
  • YOURLS SQLite ☑️ - SQLite driver for YOURLS. It is now considered outdated.
  • YOURLS SQLite - A fork of the original SQLite driver for YOURLS, actively maintained.
  • Static Titles - Provide two options to avoid the network traffic when retrieving URL titles.
  • SSL for SSL - Generates SSL short links if the original link was SSL.
  • Swap Short URL - A plugin to have http://sho.rt/blah while having YOURLS installed in http://sho.rt/yourls/

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  • Telegram Notifier - Get a notification via Telegram whenever a new shortlink is created.
  • Telegram Quickshare - Quickly share a shortened URL via Telegram Messenger.
  • Title Refetch - Refetch page titles.
  • Timezones ☑️ - Tell YOURLS your time zone and how you'd like times and dates displayed.
  • Thumbnail URL image - Get the Thumbnail URL image (long URL) by adding .i to the end of the keyword.
  • Time-Period Clicks - A simple API plugin for reporting URL clicks in a specific time period (e.g. the last week, January 1 - February 1, etc).
  • Time Limit Link - Set a time limit for links.
  • Track Custom Keyword - Add a new field to YOURLS designed to track if a keyword was randomly assigned or manually specified.
  • Typer, a yourls prank plugin - Add an underscore * to your shortlink and the user will be shown a page where they have to type the shortlink themselves.

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  • Upload and Shorten - Upload and share files with YOURLS.
  • U-SRV - Provides secure links to files while obfuscating filesystem paths, allowing easy, secure access to files between plugins or from 3rd party scripts. Manual uploading of files is supported.
  • Update 30X - An API plugin to test single, domain based, or all available links and update the URL in YOURLS if redirection occures at the destination.
  • URL Health Check - Checks submitted URLs for validity, reachability, and redirection. In the case of redirection, the final destination URL will be stored avoiding nested redirects.
  • Users in Database - Reads users from a database table instead of a config file. Currently does not provide an interface for adding/editing users though.

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  • wallabag - Allows the sharing of the URL to a Wallabag installation (previously named Poche).
  • Whatsapp quickshare - Allows you to share your short URL via whatsapp.
  • Word Based Short URLs ☑️ - Generate short URLs with adjectives and nouns, like http://sho.rt/FluffyArrogantUnicorn.

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  • X-Robots-Tag header ☑️ - Send X-Robots-Tag: index header on redirection, to fine tune your SEO needs.

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  • YA Phish Checker - Prevent spam/phishing links using ipqualityscore's API. Fork of Phishtank-2.0 (+some extra features)
  • YAPCache - YAPCache is an APC based cache designed to reduce the database load of YOURLS and increase performance.
  • YOURS-TN - Display thumbnails on YOURLS admin page and stats page, using
  • YouTube Title Fix - Fetch YouTube page titles via Google API.

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This will be the next big thing when YOURLS fully support theming

  • ∞² - Infinity Squared, a beautiful public page theme for YOURLS.
  • Air 66 - A responsive admin theme for YOURLS.
  • Sleeky - A sleek and simple frontend & backend theme for YOURLS with light and dark modes.


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YOURLS supports localization: this means if a language file for YOURLS in available in your language, YOURLS will speak your language!


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Make YOURLS work with other platforms, programming languages or tools.

3rd party platforms

  • Make - Automate actions with YOURLS (eg new blog post -> shorten link -> share on Discord)

3rd party Integrations and Frameworks


Guides & Tutorials

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Installation guides

Installation guides in other languages

Other tutorials


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Sites running YOURLS with a unique design or concept

Celebrity endorsements (sort of)

YOURLS has also been used by the NASA, Virgin and Epic Games. Sweet! 😊


Contributions welcome! Read the contribution guidelines first.