New widget for your website: create short URL’s with Qurl.tk

Pretty often, I post URL’s on Facebook, Twitter or in Skype. I frequently need to insert URL’s in an e-mail or in an on-line forum. These long URL’s can break or they are too long to fit in a field of a web form. The solution is to use a URL shortening service.

Qurl.tk is a very easy and simple free URL shortening service. The latest addition to this website is a small widget that creates a short URL directly from your site. Just add the HTML code for the widget to your own website.

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Adding the widget to your website is easy. Just go to http://qurl.tk/widget.php and copy the HTML code that appears on the website. Paste it into your own HTML code and you’re done. This widget uses Javascript. The widget won’t appear at all if Javascript is turned off.

Note that the widget will not work with web pages on your local machine (e.g. http://localhost/) but it will work fine once you have uploaded your website to your server.

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