YOURLS: Your Own URL Shortener


What is YOURLS

YOURLS is a small set of PHP scripts that will allow you to run your own URL shortening service (a la TinyURL). You can make it private or public, you can pick custom keyword URLs, it comes with its own API. You will love it.

There’s a WordPress plugin available for YOURLS, making integration with your blog a snap: create short URLs and tweet them automagically as you publish blog posts.

YOURLS Features

  • Public (everybody can create short links) or private (your links only)
  • Sequential or custom URL keyword
  • Handy bookmarklet to easily shorten and share links
  • Awesome stats: historical click reports, referrers tracking, visitors geo-location
  • Neat AJAXed interface
  • Developer API
  • Friendly installer

Note: some features are part of the upcoming version 1.4

Screenshots of the upcoming version 1.4

Main admin dashboard

Stats for each short URL

See a live example of YOURLS stats on


Download YOURLS from Google Code

You can follow YOURLS’ development on the revision list and get current snapshot using SVN


YOURLS is made by:

And, the website for YOURLS, another way to put a URL shortener on your own site. This doesn’t require a WordPress installation at all, this is a service to shorten URL’s. You can also link this to a blog if you like, using a WordPress plugin. It does require the ability to create a MySQL database, and to edit a configuration file on the site as well.

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