Initial Setup of Short URL Online

01.02.2021
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This article describes how to deploy and setup of Vitextra Short URL Online in Microsoft 365 tenant.

Installation Package

Short URL Online installation package contains two .spkg files:

  • vitextra.short-url-online.sppkg
  • vitextra.short-url-online.webparts.sppkg

Short URL Online. Installation Package

Short URL Online. Installation Package

vitextra.short-url-online.sppkg package contains command bar extension to short URL for document or folder.

Short URL Online. Command Bar

Short URL Online. Command Bar

📝 Note
Command bar extension can not be deployed globally. You need to add the app on each SharePoint site where you need to enable the command bar extension.

vitextra.short-url-online.webparts.sppkg package contains web part to create shorten link for any content.

Short URL Online. Web Part

Short URL Online. Web Part

📝 Note
Short URL web part available immediately once the package is deployed in SharePoint App Catalog.

Deploy

Open SharePoint App Catalog and upload .spkg files from the installation package.

When the file is uploaded, SharePoint shows up a confirmation dialog. Click the Deploy button to confirm the operation. On deploying the Short URL Online web part, select the "Make this solution available to all sites in the organization" checkbox to allow global deployment.

Deploy confirmation dialog

Deploy confirmation dialog

💡 Tip
If you need only the web part or command bar extension, you can deploy the appropriate package and ignore the second one.

Command Bar Extension

Short URL command bar extension allows users to create shorten links for any document or folder in a single click. You need to activate this feature on each site where you want to use the Short URL command bar extension.

Select New - App on site command bar.

New App Menu

New App Menu

Under Apps you can add heading select Vitextra Short Url.

Available SharePoint Apps

Available SharePoint Apps

It takes a couple of minutes to active feature on the site.

Once the app is installed, users can use the extension in all document libraries on the site.

Create shorten link to a document

Create shorten link to a document

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