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Shortlinks by Pretty Links – Best WordPress Link Tracking Plugin


Pretty Links Pro

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Pretty Links Pro is a significant upgrade that adds many tools and redirection types that will allow you to create pretty links automatically, cloak links, replace keywords thoughout your blog with pretty links and much more. You can learn more about Pretty Links Pro here:

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Pretty Links

Pretty Links enables you to shorten links using your own domain name (as opposed to using,, or any other link shrinking service)! In addition to creating clean links, Pretty Links tracks each hit on your URL and provides a full, detailed report of where the hit came from, the browser, os and host. Pretty Links is a killer plugin for people who want to clean up their affiliate links, track clicks from emails, their links on Twitter to come from their own domain, or generally increase the reach of their website by spreading these links on forums or comments on other blogs.

Link Examples

This is a link setup using Pretty Links that redirects to the Pretty Links Homepage where you can find more info about this Plugin:

Here’s a named pretty link (I used the slug ‘aweber’) that does a 307 redirect to my affiliate link for

Here’s a link that Pretty Links generated a random slug for (similar to what or tinyurl would do):


Gives you the ability to create clean, simple URLs on your website that redirect to any other URL (allows for 301, 302, and 307 redirects only)
Generates random 3-4 character slugs for your URL or allows you to name a custom slug for your URL
Tracks the Number of Clicks per link
Tracks the Number of Unique Clicks per link
Provides a reporting interface where you can see a configurable chart of clicks per day. This report can be filtered by the specific link clicked, date range, and/or unique clicks.
View click details including ip address, remote host, browser (including browser version), operating system, and referring site
Click to Download hit details in CSV format
Intuitive Javascript / AJAX Admin User Interface
Pass custom parameters to your scripts through pretty link and still have full tracking ability
Exclude IP Addresses from Stats
Enables you to send your pretty links via Email directly from your WordPress admin
Select Temporary (302 or 307) or Permanent (301) redirection for your pretty links
Cookie based system for tracking visitor activity across clicks
Organize Links into Groups
Create nofollow/noindex links
Turn tracking on / off on each link
Pretty Links Bookmarklet


Upload ‘’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory

Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Make sure you have changed your permalink Common Settings in Settings -> Permalinks away from “Default” to something else. I prefer using custom and then “/%year%/%month%/%postname%/” for the simplest possible URL slugs with the best performance.


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