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Obscure Your Links Plugin

OYL - Obscure Your Links

With this plugin you may obscure internal and external links. There are two obfuscation methods: manual and automatic redirections. With the manual method you can manually obscure certain links. The linking is done via a self-selected alias. In the automatic method, all links by a specific domain are completely obscured and automatically redirected via an additional script.

Manual Redirection

Using the settings of the plugin you may define the desired alias and the real link. For each forwarding you must use a new line.

Syntax [ALIAS][PIPE Symbol][Forwarding to URL]

Example:

12345|h**p://www.kubik-rubik.de
67890|h**p://joomla-extensions.kubik-rubik.de

(** = tt)

You may set a link with desired options (new window, nofollow-attribute, title) to an alias. If this alias link is called, OYL will automatically forward to the defined site.

There are two ways of linking. If you select the query method, then you can use the aliases with the query function call (h**p://www.your-website.com/?QUERYSTRING=ALIAS). The query string is by default oyl, but can be set individually. This option has to be selected if mod_rewrite (.htaccess) is not used. If mod-rewrite (.htaccess) is enabled, then the aliases can also be directly addressed: h**p://www.eigene-website.de/ALIAS (no question mark). Therefore, the query method has to be disabled.

In the example above the plugin would forward the link h**p://www.your-website.com/12345 (with query method: h**p://www.your-website.com/?oyl=12345) to h**p://www.kubik-rubik.de and so on.

Automatic redirection

With this method links to specific domains are obscured automatically. The Blowfish algorithm is used for the obfuscation.

Syntax [DOMAIN]

Example:

amazon.com
google.com
ebay.com

If you now set any link to one of the specified domains, it is obscured and automatically redirected via an additional script. You also can use the list as a white list (all external links are obscured except of the list entries).

The security token is needed for the Blowfish algorithm and is a required field. You don't have to remember the token.

It can't be easier to obscure your links!


Download

Joomla! 3.x - http://joomla-extensions.kubik-rubik.de/downloads/oyl-obscure-your-links/joomla-3

Joomla! 2.5 - http://joomla-extensions.kubik-rubik.de/downloads/oyl-obscure-your-links/joomla-25


Support

The extension is completely free, but you need a subscription for support:
http://joomla-extensions.kubik-rubik.de/subscription

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2013-04-26
Reviews: 2
I cant understand why no one else before me wrote a review!

This extension is great! Before this extension i used an external script to redirect/cloak my affiliate links, now i can do this very easy within joomla.

This extension is very easy to install and very easy to use.
Owner's reply

Thank you very much for your review!