I use YOURLs as a way to help keep my brands intact on various links and stories I use on a regular basis from my professional blog, dad blog and beer directory. I approached Ozh, lead developer on YOURLs, about creating a plugin to display an interstitial ad between users clicking on a shortlink and visiting the target site. He developed it for me and I’ve been using it for a couple years now.
There are added featured I’d like to see made on the project, but Ozh has expressed to me that he is no longer interested in developing it. I’m releasing the code now via GitHub in hopes that other YOURLs user can help implement these (and other) upgrade to make the plugin even more useful.
- Ad is displayed between a user clicking on a shortlink and being redirected to the target URL
Features for Future Releases:
- Image previews when sharing on social media
- Improved ad blocking avoidance
If you find it useful I’d love for you to buy me a beer as a thank you. Thanks for your interest in the free plugin. Download it or help improve it today at: https://github.com/joelgratcyk/yourls-interstitial-plugin