URL Shortener for Joomla
TinyURL is (was?) a popular URL shortening service. To alter such a cool service as using a Joomla site, I developed an extension.
Whom should be interested in this extension
OK, I am one of them. Why should I be interested?
Because this extension can help your marketing strategy (e.g. your brand strategy or your branding strategy whatever it is called). With this extension you can use your domain for your tweet or your email.
Your tweet without this Joomla extension
Your tweet with this Joomla extension
How does shortened URL look like?
How many URLs can I add?
"x" in the previous question is chosen from 62 characters so this Joomla extension let you have 916,132,832 shortened URLs (62 ^ 5). In addition to the answer, this extension does not delete old shortened URLs.
What is the catch?
If you use this extension for Twitter and your domain is long, you may not be able to put enouth information in your tweet. So if you do not really need to advertise your domain, you may want to use pre-existing service providing much shorter URL instead.
http://hironozu.com/u/mGsde (This shortend URL redirects to http://extensions.joomla.org/)
http://hironozu.com/u/21qMi (This shortend URL redirects to my other Joomla extension page)
Screnshots (How to setup)
Install the extension. Do setup until the backend shows you like this (Moving the mouse over the image let you see the details well).
After finishing setup you drag the bookmarklet to your browser's bookmarks bar. When you got a web page that you want to tell someone or tweet about, just click the bookmarklet. The bookmarklet will create a shortened URL and let you copy it or tweet about it.
This version has the features written in the article above.
The following version is for subscribers (about subscription).
This version has the features written in the article above with more sophisticated features (See new features). Version 1 is provided as a different product from Version 0.
At first you can try demo version. This demo basically let you see some user interfaces. Almost no backend logic is implemented. For example, you can see the listing page, but you cannot actually add/edit/delete shortened URLs or Queued Tweet data. You do not have to register this site to download demo.
For subscribers (about subscription).