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Lines of code 792
Technical Name short_urls
LicenseSee License tab
Versions 13.0 17.0 15.0 12.0 16.0 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 and SEO-friendly URLs for any Odoo web links.

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 your own SEO-friendly key words (for example, /s/desk, /s/best-chairs)

QR codes for website links

Each short URL peers with an automatic QR code image that might be downloaded, shared or added to Odoo website pages

Multi channels control

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

Comfortable administration

Use the URL shortener right while customizing the website or in Odoo's advanced backend. Make a link soon expired or forever-lasting. Update tokens at any moment or archive short links if it is no anymore valid

Website snippets

The app introduces the special website snippets which might be added to any Odoo website's inner content. Such a snippet will find or create a short URL or URL QR code 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 or QR code image for a target website address by applying a single Python method.

URL shortener administration

To manage short URLs a user should belong to the group 'Website Editor'. The link inserted by the website snippet, however, will 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 the default tokens or custom keywords. 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)

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.

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 the 'iterator' to generate a link with a 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 the '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 that are assumed to enter manually, etc.

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 us 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 the 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 the multi-website mode)
    qr_base_url - boolean - if False the method would return a final URL, if True - a QR code content.
  • The method would return a string - a found short URL (e.g. '/s/desk'), a binary content of a QR code, 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, False)

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 goal, you might drag and drop the special website editor snippets 'Short URLs' and 'Short URL QR Code'
  • The snippet 'Short URLs' adds a text block with a short link. Alternatively, you may add an XML line with the tag a with the HREF "#" and the class "short_url_widget"
  • The snippet 'Short URL QR Code' adds a QR code image that you may customize using the standard Odoo website designer tools
  • Each time a page with such a snippet is opened, a short URL will be searched and - if not found - created. In this way, you may show a visitor a valid short URL or its QR code, which he/she might copy, share, and scan
  • Take into account: the snippets search only for always valid global short URLs.

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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/tc77v8

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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.

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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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