URL redirecter for library databases

Brazos brazos at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 10 11:55:13 EDT 2012

Without knowing the complexities of what you are trying to do it seems like you could route everything through your Drupal instance and either use page manager or URL redirect to have Drupal route it to the correct place. 


On Oct 10, 2012, at 10:38 AM, Eric Loehr <eloehr at SMITH.EDU> wrote:

> Hi all,
> We're trying to figure out a way to keep our database URLs current without having to update them in multiple places when they change; right now we have links to databases in our Drupal site, Libguides, on static HTML pages in Moodle, and maybe other places I'm not remembering.
> What I'd like to do is to assign a URL to each database (that can be entered in all of the above places) that can point to a database of some sort which redirects it to the correct URL. That way we'd only have to update it in the database instead of multiple web sites.
> After some Googling, I found YOURLS ( http://yourls.org/ ) - -  "YOURLS is a small set of PHP scripts that will allow you to run your own URL shortening service (a laTinyURL). You can make it private or public, you can pick custom keyword URLs, it comes with its own API."
> Has anyone ever used YOURLS?   Are there other better possibilites out there that folks are using?
> Thanks - - 
> Eric
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