** 2012-07-14: Please upgrade your Joomla installation to the current 2.5.x release. **
Shortlink won't officially support older releases anymore. In special cases you might have a look at the sources at GitHub, there you'll find dedicated branches for older Joomla releases.
** 2012-04-16: a current package working for Joomla 2.5 can be found at https://github.com/gesellix/shortlink/downloads **
Please give it a try and me some feedback. Thanks!
** 2012-04-09: I'm currently working on a transition from the joomlacode repository to github. Old downloads can still be found at http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/gesellix/frs/ but future releases will be available at https://github.com/gesellix/shortlink **
Component using short phrases to redirect the user to a specific website or article. Links to articles or external sites are shortened like this (the example will lead to the joomla homepage.):
'shortlink' is the short phrase defined to lead the visitor to another url or article.
The component shows some statistics about the number of hits.
The optional module may be configured to either let the visitor enter the phrase or to choose one from the complete list of available shortlinks.
When using Shortlink, you may also find the content plugin "TitleLink" useful. TitleLink comes with included support for this component! See http://extensions.joomla.org/component/option,commtree/task,viewlink/linkid,427/Itemid,35/ for details.