Release status: beta
|Description||Adds a special page that redirects to an article based on the given base36-encoded ID|
|Latest version||1.1 (2012-05-06)|
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ShortUrl is a special page extension that helps create shortened URLs for wiki pages, using their base36 encoded IDs. Adds a 'Short URL' link to the Toolbox. Primarily developed for use in the Indic Language Wikipedias.
Installation[edit | edit source]
- Download and extract the files in a directory called
extensions/folder. If you're a developer and this extension is in a Git repository, then instead you should clone the repository.
- Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
require_once( "$IP/extensions/ShortUrl/ShortUrl.php" );
- Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
- Done – Navigate to "Special:Version" on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
Usage[edit | edit source]
- When installed redirects are available under Special:ShortUrl/<base36>.
Configuration[edit | edit source]
- (Optional) Run
populateShortUrlTable.phpmaintenance script. Fills the shorturl database table with entries for all namespace/title parts of all currently existing articles.
$wgShortUrlTemplateto the template of the path for generating short URLs. $1 is replaced with the actual short url id.
See also[edit | edit source]
|This extension is being used on one or more Wikimedia projects. This probably means that the extension is stable and works well enough to be used by such high-traffic websites. Look for this extension's name in Wikimedia's CommonSettings.php and InitialiseSettings.php configuration files to see where it's installed. A full list of the extensions installed on a particular wiki can be seen on the wiki's Special:Version page.|