Extension:ShortUrl

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Not to be confused with Extension:UrlShortener or Manual:Short URL.
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ShortUrl
Release status: stable
Implementation Special page
Description Adds a special page that redirects to an article based on the given base36-encoded ID
Author(s) Yuvi Panda
Latest version 1.2.0 (2015-01-29)
MediaWiki 1.25+
Database changes Yes
Tables shorturls
License BSD 3-clause "Modified" License
Download
  • $wgShortUrlTemplate
  • $wgShortUrlReadOnly
Quarterly downloads 29 (Ranked 125th)
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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]

  • Download and move the extracted ShortUrl folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/ShortUrl
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'ShortUrl' );
    
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Usage[edit]

  1. When installed redirects are available under Special:ShortUrl/<base36>.
  2. Links to redirects can be found in the Toolbox and under the heading (JavaScript only)

Configuration[edit]

  1. (Optional) Run populateShortUrlTable.php maintenance script. Fills the shorturl database table with entries for all namespace/title parts of all currently existing articles.
  2. Set $wgShortUrlTemplate to the template of the path for generating short URLs. $1 is replaced with the actual short URL ID.

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