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NAME

WWW::Shorten::Yourls - Interface to shortening URLs using http://yourls.org

SYNOPSIS

The traditional way, using the WWW::Shorten interface:

    use strict;
    use warnings;

    use WWW::Shorten::Yourls;
    # use WWW::Shorten 'Yourls';  # or, this way

    # if you have a config file with your credentials:
    my $short_url = makeashorterlink('http://www.foo.com/some/long/url');
    my $long_url  = makealongerlink($short_url);
    # otherwise
    my $short = makeashorterlink('http://www.foo.com/some/long/url', {
        username => 'username',
        password => 'password',
        server => 'https://yourls.org/yourls-api.php',
        ...
    });

Or, the Object-Oriented way:

    use strict;
    use warnings;
    use Data::Dumper;
    use Try::Tiny qw(try catch);
    use WWW::Shorten::Yourls;

    my $yourls = WWW::Shorten::Yourls->new(
        username => 'username',
        password => 'password',
        signature => 'adflkdga234252lgka',
        server => 'https://yourls.org/yourls-api.php', # default
    );
    try {
        my $res = $yourls->shorten(longUrl => 'http://google.com/');
        say Dumper $res;
        # {
        #    message => "http://google.com/ added to database",
        #    shorturl => "https://yourls.org/4",
        #    status => "success",
        #    statusCode => 200,
        #    title => "Google",
        #    url => {
        #        date => "2017-02-08 02:34:37",
        #        ip => "192.168.0.1",
        #        keyword => 4,
        #        title => "Google",
        #        url => "http://google.com/"
        #    }
        # }
    }
    catch {
        die("Oh, no! $_");
    };

DESCRIPTION

A Perl interface to the Yourls.org API.

You can either use the traditional (non-OO) interface provided by WWW::Shorten. Or, you can use the OO interface that provides you with more functionality.

FUNCTIONS

In the non-OO form, WWW::Shorten::Yourls makes the following functions available.

    my $short_url = makeashorterlink('https://some_long_link.com');
    # OR
    my $short_url = makeashorterlink('https://some_long_link.com', {
        username => 'foo',
        password => 'bar',
        # any other attribute can be set as well.
    });

The function makeashorterlink will call the Yourls Server web site, passing it your long URL and will return the shorter version.

http://yourls.org requires the use of a user account to shorten links.

    my $long_url = makealongerlink('http://yourls.org/22');
    # OR
    my $long_url = makealongerlink('http://yourls.org/22', {
        username => 'foo',
        password => 'bar',
        # any other attribute can be set as well.
    });

The function makealongerlink does the reverse. makealongerlink will accept as an argument either the full URL or just the identifier.

If anything goes wrong, either function will die.

ATTRIBUTES

In the OO form, each WWW::Shorten::Yourls instance makes the following attributes available.

password

    my $password = $yourls->password;
    $yourls = $yourls->password('some_secret'); # method chaining

Gets or sets the password. This is used along with the "username" in WWW::Shorten::Yourls attribute. Credentials are sent to the server upon each and every request.

server

    my $server = $yourls->server;
    $yourls = $yourls->server(
        URI->new('https://yourls.org/yourls-api.php')
    ); # method chaining

Gets or sets the server. This is full and absolute path to the server and yourls-api.php endpoint.

signature

    my $signature = $yourls->signature;
    $signature = $yourls->signature('abcdef123'); # method chaining

Gets or sets the signature. If the signature attribute is set, the "userna,e" in WWW::Shorten::Yourls and "password" in WWW::Shorten::Yourls attributes are ignored on each request and instead the signature is sent. See the Password-less API documentation for more details.

username

    my $username = $yourls->username;
    $yourls = $yourls->username('my_username'); # method chaining

Gets or sets the username. This is used along with the "password" in WWW::Shorten::Yourls attribute. Credentials are sent to the server upon each and every request.

METHODS

In the OO form, WWW::Shorten::Yourls makes the following methods available.

new

    my $yourls = WWW::Shorten::Yourls->new(
        username => 'username',
        password => 'password',
        signature => 'adflkdga234252lgka',
        server => 'https://yourls.org/yourls-api.php', # default
    );

The constructor can take any of the attributes above as parameters.

Any or all of the attributes can be set in your configuration file. If you have a configuration file and you pass parameters to new, the parameters passed in will take precedence.

clicks

    my $clicks = $yourls->clicks(shorturl => "https://yourls.org/5");
    say Dumper $clicks;
    # {
    #    link => {
    #        clicks => 0,
    #        ip => "192.168.0.1",
    #        shorturl => "http://yourls.org/5",
    #        timestamp => "2017-02-08 02:37:24",
    #        title => "Google",
    #        url => "http://www.google.com"
    #    },
    #    message => "success",
    #    statusCode => 200
    # }

Get the url-stats or number of clicks for a given URL made shorter using the Yourls API. Returns a hash reference or dies. Make use of Try::Tiny.

expand

    my $long = $yourls->expand(shorturl => "https://yourls.org/5");
    say $long->{longurl};
    # http://www.google.com
    say Dumper $long;
    # {
    #    keyword => 4,
    #    longurl => "http://www.google.com",
    #    message => "success",
    #    shorturl => "http://jupiter/yourls/5",
    #    statusCode => 200,
    #    title => "Google"
    # }

Expand a URL using the Yourls API. Returns a hash reference or dies. Make use of Try::Tiny.

shorten

    my $short = $yourls->shorten(
        url => "http://google.com/", # required.
    );
    say $short->{shorturl};
    # https://yourls.org/4
    say Dumper $short;
    # {
    #    message => "http://google.com/ added to database",
    #    shorturl => "https://yourls.org/4",
    #    status => "success",
    #    statusCode => 200,
    #    title => "Google",
    #    url => {
    #        date => "2017-02-08 02:34:37",
    #        ip => "192.168.0.1",
    #        keyword => 4,
    #        title => "Google",
    #        url => "http://google.com/"
    #    }
    # }

Shorten a URL using the Yourls API. Returns a hash reference or dies. Make use of Try::Tiny.

CONFIG FILES

$HOME/.yourls or _yourls on Windows Systems.

You may omit username and password in the constructor if you set them in the .yourls config file on separate lines using the syntax:

  username=username
  password=password
  server=https://yourls.org/yourls-api.php
  signature=foobarbaz123

Set any or all "ATTRIBUTES" in WWW::Shorten::Yourls in your config file in your home directory. Each key=val setting should be on its own line. If any parameters are then passed to the "new" in WWW::Shorten::Yourls constructor, those parameter values will take precedence over these.

AUTHOR

Pankaj Jain, <pjain@cpan.org>

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Chase Whitener <capoeirab@cpan.org>

  • Michiel Beijen <michielb@cpan.org>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2009 Pankaj Jain, All Rights Reserved http://blog.linosx.com.

Copyright (c) 2009 Teknatus Solutions LLC, All Rights Reserved http://www.teknatus.com.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.