Shortlinks by Pretty Links – Best WordPress Link Tracking Plugin


Pretty Links Pro

Upgrade to Pretty Links Pro

Pretty Links Pro is a significant upgrade that adds many tools and redirection types that will allow you to create pretty links automatically, cloak links, replace keywords thoughout your blog with pretty links and much more. You can learn more about Pretty Links Pro here:

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Pretty Links

Pretty Links enables you to shorten links using your own domain name (as opposed to using,, or any other link shrinking service)! In addition to creating clean links, Pretty Links tracks each hit on your URL and provides a full, detailed report of where the hit came from, the browser, os and host. Pretty Links is a killer plugin for people who want to clean up their affiliate links, track clicks from emails, their links on Twitter to come from their own domain, or generally increase the reach of their website by spreading these links on forums or comments on other blogs.

Link Examples

This is a link setup using Pretty Links that redirects to the Pretty Links Homepage where you can find more info about this Plugin:

Here’s a named pretty link (I used the slug ‘aweber’) that does a 307 redirect to my affiliate link for

Here’s a link that Pretty Links generated a random slug for (similar to what or tinyurl would do):


  • Gives you the ability to create clean, simple URLs on your website that redirect to any other URL (allows for 301, 302, and 307 redirects only)
  • Generates random 3-4 character slugs for your URL or allows you to name a custom slug for your URL
  • Tracks the Number of Clicks per link
  • Tracks the Number of Unique Clicks per link
  • Provides a reporting interface where you can see a configurable chart of clicks per day. This report can be filtered by the specific link clicked, date range, and/or unique clicks.
  • View click details including ip address, remote host, browser (including browser version), operating system, and referring site
  • Download hit details in CSV format
  • Intuitive Javascript / AJAX Admin User Interface
  • Pass custom parameters to your scripts through pretty link and still have full tracking ability
  • Exclude IP Addresses from Stats
  • Enables you to send your pretty links via Email directly from your WordPress admin
  • Select Temporary (302 or 307) or Permanent (301) redirection for your pretty links
  • Cookie based system for tracking visitor activity across clicks
  • Organize Links into Groups
  • Create nofollow/noindex links
  • Turn tracking on / off on each link
  • Pretty Links Bookmarklet


  1. Upload ‘’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory

  2. Ative o plugin por meio do menu “Plugins” no WordPress

  3. Make sure you have changed your permalink Common Settings in Settings -> Permalinks away from “Default” to something else. I prefer using custom and then “/%year%/%month%/%postname%/” for the simplest possible URL slugs with the best performance.


Installation Instructions
  1. Upload ‘’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory

  2. Ative o plugin por meio do menu “Plugins” no WordPress

  3. Make sure you have changed your permalink Common Settings in Settings -> Permalinks away from “Default” to something else. I prefer using custom and then “/%year%/%month%/%postname%/” for the simplest possible URL slugs with the best performance.


Great Plugin to use with AccessAlly Online Courses and Membership Sites!

I use Pretty Links for almost all my sites – but have found it especially useful with my online courses / membership site built with the AccessAlly plugin. I use it primarily to keep my affiliate links in order and up to date, but also to share links for webinars, special offers, etc. Love also that Pretty Link makes it so easy to track the number of clicks on any given link, and keep things organized with groups. Such a great pugin, can’t thank this team enough!

Very useful Plugin.

Really useful plugin, and very easy to use.

I am currently using it to make nice short links to put on Pinterest graphics, so people can type the link easily, but I am sure I will find many other uses too.

Highly recommended, thanks for a great plugin !


Best and Must Have Plugin For All Affiliates

Pretty-Links is one of my most favorite plugins and it’s the BEST an absolute must have for any and all affiliates. Used on tour page links or create a “PrettyLink” for your Email marketing Tracking. Use It and you will love it!

Awesome Plugin

This is an absolute must have for an affiliate marketer. I have it on every site I own! One of my favorite plugins!

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Registro de alterações


  • Fixed a conflict with Mulit-site variable name


  • Fixed Target URL Rotations
  • Fixed domain mapping and home_url in Multi-site
  • Fixed GeoRedirect for IPv6


  • Fixed IP conflict with Flywheel
  • Fixed wp_redirect race condition


  • Addressed security vulnerabilities
  • Fixed content-type header
  • Fixed -1 PHP memory_limit error
  • Updated redirects to use wp_redirect()
  • PRO Enhanced WooCommerce keyword replacements
  • PRO Fixed replacing keywords in header and other HTML tags
  • PRO Fixed link expiration dates being 1 day off


  • Updated user manual link
  • Rebranded from Pretty Link to Pretty Links


  • Redeploy to WP Repo


  • Fixed bug breaking TinyMCE


  • Fixed pixel redirect type tracking
  • Fixed ordering for geo redirects
  • Fixed URL validation
  • Fixed split test reporting


  • Fixed a regular expression warning
  • Use PHP’s url validation in utils


  • Enhanced database performance
  • Added code to automatically remove click data from the database that is no longer being used
  • Fixed numerous bugs
  • PRO Prevent keywords autolinking from creating circular links


  • Fixed numerous bugs


  • Fix URI params not sticking
  • PRO Fix apostrophe in keywords


  • Important performance fix
  • PRO Fixed an issue with Google Analytics integration


  • Fixed a small javascript issue
  • Fixed a small issue with Keyword Replacements
  • Fixed an issue with the pro automatic update code that was affecting lite users


  • Fixed Link titles on the Pretty Link listing admin screen
  • Fixed a small collation issue
  • Added convenience links on the plugin listing admin screen


  • Added an Insert Pretty Link editor popup to create and insert pretty links while editing a page, post or custom post type
  • Added a base slug prefix feature so that new Pretty Links can be prefixed
  • Added auto-trimming for clicks to keep click databases operating at full performance
  • Refactored entire codebase
  • Completely new UI
  • Tools have been better separated out into it’s own admin page
  • Now fully translatable
  • Fixed numerous bugs including “Slug Not Available” issue
  • Numerous stability, security and performance fixes
  • Removed banner advertisements on the Pretty Link list admin page for lite users
  • PRO Added support for automatically created links on Custom Post Types
  • PRO Added automatic link disclosures for keyword replacements
  • PRO Added pretty link keyword replacement indexing for better performance
  • PRO Added Geographic redirects
  • PRO Added Technology-based redirects
  • PRO Added Time-based redirects
  • PRO Added Link Expirations
  • PRO Enhanced Link Rotations to accept more target URLs
  • PRO Enhanced Social Share buttons to look better and support modern social sites
  • PRO Enhanced QR codes code that produces them quicker and at larger sizes
  • PRO Added an auto url replacement blacklist to ensure some URLs won’t ever be replaced
  • PRO Added the ability to add custom head scripts to redirect types that support it (Javascript, Cloaked, Pretty Bar, Meta Refresh, etc)
  • PRO Enhanced the reliability and amount of data that can be imported and exported
  • PRO Changed auto update system to use a license key instead of username / password
  • PRO Consolidated the “Pro” Options to appear on the main Pretty Link Options admin page
  • PRO Removed Double Redirects
  • PRO Removed the Twitter Badge option … this is now handled better with the social share bar or through another plugin like Social Warfare
  • PRO Removed the Auto-Tweet capability … auto-tweeting is handled better on a service like Buffer or Hootsuite