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Shorter/simpler version of Survey URL

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5 years 6 months ago #62734 by mark01
I need to publish the Survey URL in a newspaper.
Is it possible to shorten/simplify the one that is automatically generated?
Regards

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5 years 6 months ago #62737 by holch
What you can do is create a script that redirects people towards the survey. Depending on your needs you can either do it with php (should you need to pass on variables, etc. - but probably not the case here, because there will be just one URL in the newspaper I guess) or via .htaccess file, where you redirect the short URL towards the real survey URL. But this needs to be done outside Limesurvey.

Have a look at the manual! It is a really valuable source for information. Here some helpful links:
Manual (EN) | Question Types | Workarounds

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5 years 6 months ago - 5 years 6 months ago #62739 by Ben_V
The problem with short urls is that they are quiet impossible to remember...and if the newspaper is not yours or lost ...
Maybe better to look for a memo-technic friendly domain name... redirecting directly from its homepage to your survey... (if you already have a domain you can look for the same with another extension: .info, .net etc.)

BenoƮt

EM Variables => bit.ly/1TKQyNu | EM Roadmap => bit.ly/1UTrOB4
All LS releases => bit.ly/1VMuTDu | 2.06lts => bit.ly/1Qv44A1
Demo surveys => goo.gl/HuR6Xe (already included in /docs/demosurveys)
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5 years 6 months ago #62741 by holch
I was also not referring to those URL shorteners. I agree with Benitov that those are not ideal for the newspaper.

But I had the impression that you are more after something like supersurvey.yourdomain.tld or www.yourdomain.tld/supersurvey/ , when you refer to short URL, right?

With the prices for domains you could even think about registering a whole new URL for your survey, but you might loose the branding effect...

Have a look at the manual! It is a really valuable source for information. Here some helpful links:
Manual (EN) | Question Types | Workarounds

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