Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Reading/Create URL Shortener extension for Wikimedia wikis

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  • Problem: I think it would be great if we had URL shortener for Wikimedia websites 3rd party services aren't a great idea due to privacy concerns and for example in WDQS is used tinyurl.com and that website have a limit so many queries can't be shortened.
  • Who would benefit: Anyone who is using Wikimedia websites.
  • Proposed solution: Currently, there is Extension:ShortUrl, but the URLs generated by this aren't much shorter than the existing URLs, so probably the best way would be to create a new short domain for this.
  • Related Phabricator tickets: T112715

Discussion[edit]

I agree. Good and usefull thing. Acamicamacaraca (talk) 11:47, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

Acamicamacaraca, Sabas88 Thanks, if you liked it you can now support it. --Walter Klosse (talk) 09:41, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

I agree, I commented the related ticket some months ago and did a bit of research but never found a nice solution. --Sabas88 (talk) 14:52, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Walter Klosse The link you put under More comments does not work. Did you mean to put in this link instead? -- NKohli (WMF) (talk) 20:05, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Yes, thanks! --Walter Klosse (talk) 09:21, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

The following would be particularly important to me: In the lower section of every Wikipedia article, every Wikimedia Commons image and so on, the corresponding (as permanent as possible) short link is shown (see also) --Molgreen 05:17, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

The domain w.wiki has been acquired for this a couple years ago. It already exists in DNS and our cluster Apache config.

  1. w.wiki - upcoming URL shortener

funnel *w.wiki //meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:UrlShortener

I wanted to point this out because i see a reference to "a new domain" above and it can already be more specific and should save us time bikeshedding over the domain. That has already happened in the past. Mutante (talk) 14:06, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Doesn't this already exist at Special:UrlShortener and just needs to be enabled? --Terra  (talk) 03:11, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

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