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A simple Django App to hold short links mapped to long urls used in your projects.

Project description

django-shortlink

A simple Django App to hold short links mapped to long urls used in your projects.

Requirements

To use this package following needed. if not provided will be installed automatically.

Django>=2.0

Installation

Note: This package is well tested on django>=2.0. But if you are using older versions can be used with minor changes in structure.

install using pip:

$ pip install django-shortlink

Usage

Register app in settings.py

INSTALLED_APPS = [
    "django_shortlink",
]

update urls.py like below:

urlpatterns += [
    ...
    re_path(r'', include('shortlink.urls')),
    ...

Now set Setting variables, If not will use default values as below:

SHORTEN_PATH_LENGTH = 8
SHORTLINK_URL_BASE = 's/'
HOST_ADDRESS = 'http://localhost:8000'

Now to create shortlink, pass your full_url like this:

from shortlink.models import ShortLink
s = ShortLink.objects.create(full_url="https://test.com")
print(s.short_url)

short_url is the shorten url that you should give users. If they click on it, methods in views.py will be triggered and if short_url is valid, will redirect to full_url.

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