Curly URL Shortener

Curly URL Shortener

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Websites powered by Curly

If you want your site to be listed here then send us an e-mail with a link to your website.


You can learn more about Curly URL Shortener from the documentation. It is also included in your download.

Curly URL Shortener also supports multiple languages and custom themes. You can read more about that from the documentation linked above. There’s also a custom 404 page, here’s an example.

For now, you can view the administration in the screenshots but there will be a link to an administration demo with some actions disabled in the description once we’re done working on it.

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How to update?

Download the script and overwrite the files you previously had. Note that some changes you make to the code may be overwritten. Follow the documentation when translating or re-designing the site to avoid complications.

1.1.5 (November 8, 2012)

Fixed editing links in administration
Temporarily removed last actions page from administration until it's stable

1.1.4 (October 13, 2012)

Fixed bulk deleting and editing in the administration panel

1.1.3 hotfix (October 5, 2012)

Fixed the initial blank screen error on some (windows?) hosts.

1.1.3 (September 8, 2012)

Fixed umlauts and diacritics in language files.

1.1.2 (August 25, 2012)

Added instructions about the GET method to the API page

1.1.1 (August 24, 2012)

Modified the API to allow usage of the GET method

1.1.0 (August 23, 2012)

Added integration

1.0.1 (August 18, 2012)

Made the "slug" case-sensitive



Home page with latest actions
Manage advertisements
Editing/deleting links and users
Multiple editing
Five different user groups
Promoting users to moderator or admin
Banning users
Trash bin from where you can restore deleted units


Custom alias and title
Password protection
Click limit
Private links
Statistics logging optional
API and bookmarklet
Statistics page
QR Code
Optionally integration


Sort by clicks, title, date or creator
Select time period (day, week, month, all time)
View links you shortened separately

User Settings

Change password and e-mail

User Groups

  1. Owner: the first account you create during setup; has all the privileges
  2. Administrator: has access to the administration, but cannot view the Settings nor Advertisements tabs
  3. Moderator: cannot access the administration, but has privileges on the site (deleting comments)
  4. User: doesn’t have any special privileges, this is the default group
  5. Banned: cannot log in to the site


  1. PHP 5.3
  2. A database with the PHP PDO extension enabled


  1. Upload the downloaded files on a web hosting of your choice
  2. Give write permissions to /cache/ and /public/db/ folders using an FTP client or a file browser your hosting provides (usually chmod 755 or 777 if that doesn’t work)
  3. Open your browser and navigate to the site
  4. You should see the Curly database setup page

Database setup

  1. Driver: your database type (most commonly MySQL or PostgreSQL)
  2. Host: the database server host (usually, if not, consult your hosting)
  3. Username, password: database user and password that your host should provide
  4. Database: name of the database you want to use
  5. Prefix: this will be prepended to all of the table names that the script creates in the database, this is useful if you only have one database and use it for multiple sites

Once you finish the database setup, you will be prompted to create a user account. The account you create now is the most privileged user on the site, it has access to the administration and can create other administrators. Once you finish this step, you’ll be on the home page logged in as the owner.

There’s more information available in the documentation.


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