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URL Shortener

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The URL Shortener Gadget is a sidebar gadget which allows users to convert long URLs into shortened URLs. Users can then copy the shortened URL to the Clipboard or drag the shortened URL into the WYSIWYG EditorSource Editor, or other document. Clicking the shortened URL directs the user to the page or directory defined by the original URL path.

While editing using the WYSIWYG Editor, a user can both drag a long URL to the gadget and the shortened URL back onto the WYSIWYG Editor to insert the link on the page. Clicking the now shortened URL directs the user to the page or directory defined by the original URL path. A shortened URL may also be entered manually using the Insert/Edit Link icon.

Inserting a Short URL on a Page

  1. Edit a page using the WYSIWYG Editor or Source Editor.
  2. Expand the URL Shortener Gadget.url shortener gadget
  3. Enter the long URL into the field. Alternatively, drag an existing link from the page into the field by selecting the linked text and dragging it into the field.
  4. Click the magic wand to shorten the URL.insert long url then click wand
  5. Copy and paste or drag the shortened URL back to WYSIWYG Editor.shortened urlpaste shortened url

The shortened version of the link is now added to the page.