Hate the fact that sharing URLs in Minecraft completely sucks? Hate the truncation? Then this plugin will fix all your problems regarding URLs in Minecraft.
This plugin will shorten all URLs present in a chat message and then changes the message to display the shortened links.
As far as I know (from decompiling and testing other plugins like bShortLinks, URL Shorten, and ShortURL), this is one of a few plugins that uses something other than word.startsWith("http://") for URL detection, and so can handle punctuation, multiple URLs, and URLs anywhere in the message properly.
It is fully configurable, and allows you to choose between a large pool of URL shorteners, including bit.ly, is.gd (default) and is the only URL shortening plugin that supports YOURLS. It also allows you to configure how it shortens the link (see config.yml after installation of the JAR).
Automatically shorten URLs:
With advanced multiple-URL support:
It's compiled for JRE6, and should be compatible with all future CraftBukkit versions.
There are several other URL shortening plugins available, but this one is objectively the best because:
- Optimized to not cause chat lag for messages that don't contain URLs
- Essentially lagless
- Does not require any external dependencies
- Can shorten a URL in ANY position in the message
- Has full REGEX detection to perfectly detect URLs, including advanced punctuation handling
- Allows you to choose between many URL shorteners
- Lets you configure to only shorten URLs above a specific length
- 100% compatible with BukkitForge and MCPC+
Here is a basic configuration description.
Here is the archive of stable versions (from latest to oldest).
Source on Github: https://github.com/vemacs/Shortify
Simply download the jar to your /plugins folder, and then restart or reload your server.
See Shortify/config.yml for more info. Shortify should work out of the box, but if you want to use another service, change the config.
Please post feedback and suggestions!
Development builds of this project can be acquired at the provided continuous integration server. These builds have not been approved by the BukkitDev staff. Use them at your own risk.