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,com_mtree/task,viewlink/link_id,427/Itemid,35/ for details.
What could be better:
If you use SEO url in your joomla you have to copy the link to an article manually. The componente only refers to the ID, wich is not working for me.
We use joomla 1.5 and are looking to upgrade to 2.5, so as previous reviewers, we'd love to see an update on this.
Also, by default the word "shortlink" appears in the field box, which means nothing to most users and is potentially confusing. I overwrote it in the language file to say "Pass Key"
Thanks for your review!
For an update to Joomla 2.5, please try the downloads at https://github.com/gesellix/shortlink/downloads
Very simple to use and adds functionality that should probably be added to base Joomla.
My only wish would be that it would pass the query along to the search engine if it wasn't found in the shortlink list.
Other than that, two thumbs up!
Please have a look at my answer to the similar question below: I'll have a look at it next week, but I cannot tell any date when an upgraded release will be available.
Generally answering your question: I'm going to release an upgrade compatible with Joomla 1.7. Nevertheless I cannot declare any date when I can give you an update, but I will try to have a look at it next week.