The famous 5 minute WordPress custom URL shortener build

This URL shortener was built with WordPress and PrettyLinks in under 5 minutes.

5 Minute Build:

  1. Download this zip file which contains a clone of this URL shortener.
  2. Click and drag the zip file into Local & follow the setup prompts.
  3. Congrats! You just built your own URL shortener!

Configure & Launch:

  1. Log into /wp-admin once the site is created in Local (un: admin pw: letmein)
  2. ️‍🔥 Change the admin email, username, and password! ‎️‍🔥
  3. Migrate the site from Local to your host. Try All-in-One if you need a migration plugin. WP Engine & Flywheel customers can instantly push to production with Local.
  4. Take your shortest domain name and point the A Record in your DNS settings to your live WordPress environment for this build.
  5. Start shortening links and share with others! You can shorten URLs from the WordPress Dashboard using the PrettyLinks box or via the PrettyLinks plugin menu.