Questions answered by this recipe
How can I create short urls similar to tiny.com urls, but under my control?
I want short urls to email confidential links on my restricted wiki.
This recipe lets you create short url aliases, both for wiki page and http: links.
Create a redirect map file local/redirectmap.txt or wiki page Site.RedirectMap and add entries similar to intermap like
abcd: SomeVeryLongGroupName.SomeEvenLongerComplicatedPageName efg: http://www.example.com/ratherlong/and/windy/path/to/some/webpage.htm
Then having your url shortcuts defined, you can use them in emails or other places as urls like
or on wiki pages like
The recipe script checks input for a 'goto' parameter, then checks the redirectmap files or page to see if there is a match, and if it finds a match, activates a redirect to the mapped url.
Note the script redirects, so the user will not see the shortcut url.
The script is adapted from the intermap routine in pmwiki.php.
Very nice recipe. Thank you. -Ian MacGregor