I love this plugin. It is one of the most useful plugins I have used in all my WordPress years. Months ago I got the free version and soon upgraded to the pro version. And, honey, I almost never pay for plugins. This one, however, has such great functionality that it has been worth every penny.
With Pretty Link Pro you can shrink big, long, messy URLs down to clean, simple URLs that are redirected to any other URL you choose. This works a bit like other services such as tinyurl or bit.ly, with one huge advantage: the shortlinks come from your URL and you decide what they look like and what keywords are included!
Pretty Link Pro tracks the number of total hits and unique hits for each link. It creates a configurable chart of these clicks so you can see what your readers are doing.
You can post your Pretty Links to Twitter directly from your WordPress admin panel. Instead of the annoying, nonsensical shorteners you usually see, your tweets will have your own URL. Can you say “branding”?
Want to clean up affiliate or merchant shopping cart links? Pretty Link Pro does this easily to your specifications.
How do you track how many times a promotional email is opened? Create a tracking pixel and embed it in the email.
If you want to set up a private offer for your readers, use a randomized Pretty Link Pro slug to direct your selected readers to the right page.
Some months ago I merged two blogs into one. That’s a link nightmare! But Pretty Link Pro brought the two together seamlessly, converting all the old links correctly to the new URL. That saved me hours and hours of tedious labor.
Like I said, I love Pretty Link Pro. If you’re a serious WordPress blogger, this will be worth it’s weight in gold.