YOURLS comes with handy bookmarklets for easier link shortening and sharing.
Standard or Instant, Simple or Custom
- The Standard Bookmarklets will take you to a page where you can easily edit or delete your brand new short URL.
- The Instant Bookmarklets will pop the short URL without leaving the page you are viewing (depending on the page and server configuration, they may silently fail)
- The Simple Bookmarklets will generate a short URL with a random or sequential keyword.
- The Custom Keyword Bookmarklets will prompt you for a custom keyword first.
If you want to share a description along with the link you're shortening, simply select text on the page you're viewing before clicking on your bookmarklet link
Important Note: bookmarklets may fail on websites with https, especially the "Instant" bookrmarklets. There is nothing you can do about this.
Click and drag links to your toolbar (or right-click and bookmark it)
|Standard (new page)||Instant (popup)|
|Custom Keyword||Custom shorten||Instant Custom Shorten|
Create a short URL and share it on social networks, all in one click! Click and drag links to your toolbar (or right-click and bookmark it)
Shorten and share:
When viewing a page, you can also prefix its full URL: just head to your browser's address bar, add "yourls.newstargeted.com/" to the beginning of the current URL (right before its 'http://' part) and hit enter.
Note: this will probably not work if your web server is running on Windows.