Creating Shortened URL for the Current Page

2/25/2020
Applies To: Short URL
Environments: SharePoint 2013 Server, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2019

This article describes how to create a shortened link to the SharePoint page with Vitextra Short URL add-on.

Introduction

Vitextra Short URL allows the creating and use of shortened URL to any content within SharePoint as well as external content.

For example, the following hyperlink to a folder located in SharePoint Document Library:

https://portal.vitextra.com/Products/OnPrem/Shared%20Document/AllItems.aspx?RootFolder=%2FShared%20Documents%2FSales%20Literature&FolderCTID=0x012000ECFC18C12C0E514D97CB9F8300A32525&View=%7BC25AA6EC-0806-4A71-86FB-2B9583C2A208%7D

can be shortened to:

https://portal.vitextra.com/salesdocs

Create Short URL

To create new short url to the current page go to Site Actions and click Create Short URL:

SharePoint Site Actions Menu

SharePoint Site Actions Menu

When the Create Short URL item has been selected Short URL dialog opens and you can edit properties of the URL if needed.

SharePoint Site Actions Menu

SharePoint Site Actions Menu

📝 Note
Vitextra Short URL creates a new shortened hyperlink automatically in case there is no active one for the current page.

Change URL

On Short URL dialog you can change URL and other properties such as expiration date and owner.

Important
Short URL must have no special characters such as ?, #, /, and &.

For each Short URL you can set the following settings:

  • Expires. Set the date after which the URL will stop working.
  • Owner. Set the owner of the URL who can be contacted for suggestions and feedback.

💡 Tip
Keep Expires field empty if you need a permanent Short URL.

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