🖕 Twitter 😞

This is just a short announcement to highlight the fact that YOURLS online presence has been removed from Twitter. As a matter of fact, for completely unknown reasons, Twitter has suspended our @yourls and @yourls_dev accounts (allegedly: breaking the terms of use, but despite my claims and requests I have no details and they just won’t listen).

So, in you are on Twitter and find anything you read about YOURLS useful, be sure to share it. YOURLS “official” Twitter account being removed just means that, from now on, YOURLS Twitter accounts are its users’. Share the love and help your friends!

Stay safe. Virtual and social-distanced hugs from the YOURLS team.

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How to use Twitterfeed with your custom YOURLS URL shortener

For many, Twitterfeed means you have to use bitly. See, it is very easy to set up Twitterfeed to use your own YOURLS install and effortlessly publish tweets from a custom RSS feed using your own URL shortener. For instance, I do this on the @yourls account, where every source commit on the project gets tweeted.

Twitterfeed + custom URL shortener

To do so, create a new feed on Twitterfeed, and in the Advanced Settings, check “Post Link” and pick “Custom” as “Shorten link through” option. You’ll be given an input field to define your “Custom endpoint”. In this field, enter the URL of your YOURLS API, like so:

http://sho.rt/yourls-api.php?signature=123456&action=shorturl&format=simple&url=%@

The important bits in this URL endpoint are:

  • the URL of your YOURLS API, obviously
  • your own secret signature
  • url=%@, because Twitterfeed will replace “%@” with the URL to shorten

Twitterfeed Advanced Settings

Have fun!

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