Peter Mekhaeil

Using Netlify Redirects to build a URL Shortener

Netlify Redirects makes for an excellent personal URL Shortener. See for an example.

Create a _redirects in a new repository and add the redirects. It supports external URLs too. Add a fallback to redirect users to another site, for example your own personal blog.

# _redirects


Then create a new Netlify site and link it to your new repository. The _redirect is all that is required for the site to be used as a URL shortener.

Inspired by Cassidy's and Kent's netlify-shortener.