YOURLS 1.7.1

Hello world! Your favorite URL shortener just got some love and the latest is now YOURLS 1.7.1. Update and let your friends know!

What’s new? Lots of bug fixes, lots of improvements, nothing that will rock your socks in awe, but several things you won’t notice because they just work better :) See the changelog for more details.

How to update? If updating through the command line is too hardcore for you, just download the archive and overwrite your existing install. This update doesn’t contain anything scary, but of course that’s no reason not to have a proper backup of your data from time to time, right? :)

What’s next? We’ll continue our slow trip down the road map but the most noticeable change for a few of you will be that we are going to start breaking things!

  • we’re dropping PHP 5.2 support. As of today 3.8% of all YOURLS installs run this super deprecated PHP version: folks, please.
  • We’ll probably drop MySQL support as well. An overhaul of the DB stuff has been planned for long, MySQL is deprecated in newer PHP builds, so we’ll very most likely switch to PDO. Sorry for the 1.9% of you that don’t have PDO installed on their server, but that is not something that’s acceptable from a decent web host :)

Update and tell your friends and family to update too!

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9 thoughts on “YOURLS 1.7.1

  1. I’ve discovered YOURLS with version 1.7. So far, my installation of YOURLS has tracked over 12600+ URLs and 962000+ clicks. I’ve never encountered any issue, everything runs smoothly on a shared hosting server. So I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Olivier and all the contributors for this update. I have donated once and I will donate again just after sending this message. Keep up the good work guys!

  2. Thanks for keeping YOURLS updated and contributing to the code. I’ve found it an extremely useful tool mainly for personal use.

    Will you drop MySQL support on the next update? I assume by PDO you mean PHP Data Objects? Will you use MySQLi?

  3. Installed v1.7 and love using it. I keep it as my own easy-to-use URL shortener, but I also allow some mates to make use of it too.

    Recently though, I found someone else using it, and creating shortened links of the base domain… is there a way to teel YOURLS *NOT* to create shortlinks if the source domain is the same as the shortener’s domain? I’m seeing massive recursive linking going on, chewing up server cpu and database space.

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