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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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:
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
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Golddave has a neat tutorial on how to create a Twitter bot with YOURLS and Cron. He’s using it to tweet on @golddave the daily new Dilbert strip.
Do you have an interesting use of YOURLS to share? Then share! :)
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