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Technical Name short_urls
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Required Apps Website (website)
Lines of code 985
Technical Name short_urls
LicenseSee License tab
Also available in version v 16.0 v 12.0 v 13.0 v 14.0

URL shortening is a well-known methodology to cope with too long and ugly looking web addresses. The app introduces this technique in Odoo by allowing website editors to manually or automatically generate, control, and administrate short URLs for any Odoo web links.

Documentation: https://faotools.com/docs/4/website-url-shortener-29

Branded links

Introduce memorable and human-readable URLs of the type '/s/[token]' for any Odoo website address. What is preferable to share: example.com/s/desk or example.com/shop/customizable-desk-config-9#attr=7,4,47?

Automatic or custom URLs

Configure the rules for automatic creation of short URLs based on iterator and token (for example, /s/12 and /s/rh72ko) or apply own key words (for example, /s/desk, /s/best-chairs).

Multi channels control

Have as many short links for a single address as it needed for various purposes. Share one in Facebook, another - in Twitter, and a special one - for specific partners. Then, count redirects for each source.

Comfortable administration

Use URL shortener right while customizing website or in Odoo advanced backend. Make a link soon expired or forever-lasting. Update token at any moment or archive a link if it is not any more valid.

Website snippet

The app introduces especial website snippet which might be added to any Odoo website inner content. Such snippet would find or create a short URL right when a visitor opens a page.

Available for scripts and custom add-ons

Developers might use the app to find or create a short URL for a target website address by applying a single Python method.

Odoo URL shortener from website

URL shortener administration

To manage short URLs a user should belong to the group 'Website Editor'. Short link website snippet, however, would be available for any visitor.

Website interface for short URLs

  • To start managing short links click on Customize > Short URLs from any page
  • The app would automatically retrieve a target web address with all search and hash parameters from a browser. Change this redirect URL if needed: available short links would be recalculated
  • Create new short links based on default token or custom key words. Archive obsolete URLs
  • Update existing addresses: change token, assign expiration date, apply to this website or to all sites (the app fully supports Odoo multi website mode)
  • Copy a short URL to clipboard in a single click.

Advanced backend links' editor

  • Find all short links by all websites under the menu Websites > Settings > Short URLs
  • Group by website or target URL (there might be multiple short links for each). Archive or restore links in batch
  • Create a new short URL in a few seconds: the only thing required is to introduce a target web address
  • Apply flexible settings: validity date to make a link auto expired, notes to always know why this URL has been introduced, website to restrict usage for a specific site or to use a link globally.
URL shortener: website customziation
Odoo website customization: short links
Modify Odoo short link

Automatic short URLs generation

  • It is not always possible to prepare a branded URL for each address. For example, when you have thousands of website pages. For such cases define a default automatic method
  • Use 'iterator' to generate a link with succeeding number at the end. For instance, 'example.com/s/112'. The app would automatically increment a number when a new short URL is registered
  • Use 'token' approach to generate a unique symbols' row of a predefined length (it should not be less than 5 symbols to have enough unique combinations). For instance, 'example.com/s/uo71jh'
  • A default short URL would be entered as soon as you decide to create a new redirection. Simultaneously, you can always change that to a custom sentence or create a new alternative short URL. Do that for the most important addresses, addresses you would like to print on your business cards, addresses which are assumed to entered manually, etc.
Settings for short urls
Odoo URL shortener tokens
Incrementing number for short links

Short URLs for developers

Using short URLs in scripts

  • While developing a custom add-on, script, or server action you might be interested to have a short URL for certain website addresses. The tool lets do that efficiently
  • To that end you should trigger the method 'action_find_surl' of the model 'short.url.redirect'
  • As arguments it should receive:
    target_url - string - relative web path. E.g. "/shop/customizable-desk-config-9#attr=7,4,47)"
    tocreate - boolean - whether to create a new short URL if none exists for target URL
    alwaysvalid - boolean - whether to search short URLs without expiration or yet valid but soon expired links are also fine
    website_id -integer - if False the app would search only global URLs, otherwise also of a specific website (applicable for mutli website mode)
  • The method would return a string - a found short URL (e.g. '/s/desk') - or False if nothing is found.
  • For instance: my_short_url = self.env["short.url.redirect"].action_find_surl("/shop/customizable-desk-config-9#attr=7,4,47", True, True, 1)

Website Snippet for auto short links

  • The website menu 'Customize' and the backend menu 'Short URLs' are available only for Odoo website designers. For certain pages you might be interested to show a short link for simple visitors as well
  • To that end you might drag and drop the special website editor snippet 'Short URLs'. Alternatively add an xml line the tag a with the href "#" and the class "short_url_widget"
  • Each time a page with such snippet is opened, a short URL would be searched and - if not found - created. In such a way, you may show a visitor a valid short URL, which he/she might copy and share
  • Take into account: the snippet searches only for always valid global short URLs.
URL shortener: website snippet
Short link to share

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  • every module bought for the version 12.0 and prior gives you an access to the all versions up to 12.0.
  • starting from the version 13.0, every version of the module should be purchased separately.
  • disregarding the version, purchasing a tool grants you a right for all updates and bug fixes within a major version.

Take into account that faOtools team does not control those policies. By all questions please contact the Odoo Apps Store representatives directly.

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1. Open the module's page and click the button Deploy on odoo.sh

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3. Then, go to odoo.sh and click on the deploy button, submit the decision in the pop-up window and click 'Continue'. The action will trigger the installation process.

These steps would install the app for your project production branch. If you wanted to deploy the apps for other branches or update the module, you should undertake the following actions:

1. Upload the source code for the app from the Odoo store

2. Commit the module to a required GitHub repository. Make sure that none of the app folders/files are ignored (included in the .gitignore of your repo). Repositories are automatically created by odoo.sh, which might add by default some crucial items there (e.g. /lib). You should upload all module directories, subdirectories, and files without exceptions

3. Deploy a target branch of the odoo.sh project or wait until it is automatically built if your settings assume that.

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  5. Find the app and push the button 'Install'

  6. Follow the guidelines on the app's page if those exist.

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So, first of all, please check deployed database features. Does everything work correctly?

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Multiple short URLs for a single address

Odoo URL shortener from website

Few seconds to update an Odoo website short URL

URL shortener: website customziation

Edit short URLs from website

Odoo website customization: short links

Odoo auto short URL website snippet

URL shortener: website snippet

Short URLs are created automatically when page is visited

Short link to share

URL Shortener: configuration

Settings for short urls

Token for default short URLs

Odoo URL shortener tokens

Iterator for default short URLs

Incrementing number for short links

List of available short URLs

List of Odoo website short urls

Odoo Short URL backend form

Modify Odoo short link

Updating short URL (backend)

Short URL Odoo form view

Odoo demonstration databases (live previews)

For this app, we might provide a free personalized demo database.

To demand such a database, press the button "Live Preview" on the top of this page or copy the link https://faotools.com/s/int0xi

No phone number or credit card is required to contact us: only a short email sign up which does not take more than 30 seconds.

By your request, we will prepare an individual live preview database, where you would be able to apply any tests and check assumptions for 14 days.

Bug reporting

In case you have faced any bugs or inconsistent behavior, do not hesitate to contact us. We guarantee to provide fixes within 60 days after the purchase, while even after this period we are strongly interested to improve our tools.

To send us a bug report: press the "Website" link on the top of this page and push the button "Bug Report" (the tab Support). Alternatively, copy the link https://faotools.com/s/4399vw

No phone number or credit card is required to contact us: only a short email sign up which does not take more than 30 seconds.

Please include in your request as many details as possible: screenshots, Odoo server logs, a full description of how to reproduce your problem, and so on. Usually, it takes a few business days to prepare a working plan for an issue (if a bug is confirmed) or provide you with guidelines on what should be done (otherwise).

Public features requests and module ideas (free development)

We are strongly motivated to improve our tools and would be grateful for any sort of feedback. In case your requirements are of public use and might be efficiently implemented, the team would include those in our to-do list.

Such a to-do list is processed on a regular basis and does not assume extra fees. Although we cannot promise deadlines and final design, it might be a good way to get desired features without investments and risks.

To share ideas: press the "Website" link on the top of this page and push the button "Share Features Ideas" (the tab Support). Alternatively, copy the link https://faotools.com/s/6zrtcz

No phone number or credit card is required to contact us: only a short email sign up which does not take more than 30 seconds.

Questions and misc issues

Feel free to contact us with any other concerns, doubts, or questions: press the "Website" link on the top of this page and push the button "Raise Question" (the tab Support). Alternatively, copy the link https://faotools.com/s/ll8iyj

About the team

faOtools (faotools.com, former odootools.com) is the team of developers and business analysts to help you extend Odoo's potential. We have been communicating with end users to whom the software became the main business tool since 2012. As a result, we are proud of dozens of successful Odoo apps developed. We are open for new ideas and challenges to create the best Odoo apps for business needs all over the world.

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