I want to create something similar to "youtube.com/long => youtu.be/short" for my wordpress blog/portfolio/freebie site: "magicshrooms.com/%cat-etc => mgcsr.mz/link-name ". Generally, I want to create a short link for each link and also for downloads, since my url is quite long. Of course I will buy short domain and what to do further i am lost...
Tried googling it and apparently its more complex than I thought. There are services like bitly, but ridiculously expensive. Also something called YOURLS, but no clue how it works.
Is there anyone who has this function implemented and could point me to tutorial or simply explain how to do this.
Also, guys what do you think about this url shortening? Good/bad idea?
Thanks in advance:)