Introducing Shrimp

Introducing Shrimp, an ExpressionEngine plugin that provides URL shortening functionality. Shrimp is different from similar plugins in that it provides features like customizable link generation, access to the shortened URL for your own custom links, smart meta tags which hide themselves on non-entry pages, access to the relative URL (without the protocol or domain), and more, without any unnecessary database access.

Shrimp transforms long URLs like this:

http://site.com/weblog/entries/some-article-title

into shortened URLs like this:

http://site.com/u/123

Shrimp then provides redirection from the shortened URL to the long URL through the use of a simple, one-line template.

You can learn more on the Shrimp project page, and download (or clone) the latest source from GitHub.

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