Short URL

GentleSource Short URL allows you to have a URL shortening service under your own domain. The script can create shorter URLs to be used in e-mails or on microblogging platforms. As a site owner, you can use the script for managing downloads, masking URLs, and keeping track of how many times a link has been clicked.


  • Visitors can enter a URL and create a short URL that redirects to the original URL
  • Visitors can enter an individual ID instead of the randomly created string
  • Spam and phishing protection
  • Direct redirect, meta refresh redirect with delay, or top bar frame
  • Simple API to let third party tools create short URLs
  • Captcha (optional)
  • Bookmarklet to create short URLs with one click
  • Twitter bookmarklet that redirects the short URL directly to Twitter
  • URL length statistics: tells you how long the URL was before the shortening and how long it is after
  • Admin area for deactivating, activating, deleting and searching URLs
  • URL list in admin area with first and last access date, hits, and hits per day
  • URL list in admin area with search function for URLs and identifier
  • URL form in admin area, public URL form can be disabled
  • List with banned words
  • Wordpress Plugin
  • HTML Templates
  • Installation routine
  • PHP/5, MySQL, Windows, Linux, Unix
  • More features and modules (paid and free)

Online Demos

Documentation and Instructions

Additional Templates

The script's layout looks like "Frontend Demo I". If you like the look of "Frontend Demo II", you can purchase an additional template set. More Information

Pricing and Licensing

A license of the script can be purchased for a one time fee. The fee includes free support. Free updates are available within 12 months after the purchase. If the script has been purchased more than a year ago, an update fee is required.

You can purchase a license by Credit Card, PayPal, Bank/Wire Transfer, Check or Cash. Besides Euro and US-Dollar you can pay in several different currencies.

Ordering takes place via a secure server (SSL) and is carried out for us by share*it and PayPal. Following receipt of payment you will receive an e-mail with a download link. After that you have two weeks time to download the script.

If you have questions or if you get problems during the purchase process, please write us an e-mail.

A script license is required for each domain/ installation.

90 Day Money Back Guarantee

If you're not satisfied with the script, we will refund your money up to 90 days after the purchase - no questions asked.