Shortening Your Affiliate Links – Pretty Link

6 Oct

One of the major advantages of using a pretty link is that if you need to change where the link is going you just need to change the URL in Pretty Link and you can keep the same pretty link wherever you’ve put it.

Everybody knows affiliate lings are ugly. An affiliate link looks like this:

The problem is that social media websites don’t like you using affiliate links. So how can you promote your affiliate company’s products on social media and also on your website?

There are ways to shortening a link and to make it pretty.

Enter ‘Pretty Link Lite’. A free plugin which you can install from your WordPress dashboard.

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It’s very easy to install and to use. It is also very light, so your website doesn’t get heavy and slow.

Do you want to know how it works? Follow the steps to install and to use this plugin!

How to Install Pretty Link

  1. Go to WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click “Plugin” and then ‘Add New’
  3. Write in the research bar ‘PRETTY LINK LITE’

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  1. Click ‘Install’

Pretty Link will install and you can see it in the WordPress Dashboard.


How to use Pretty Link

Go to WordPress Dashboard and click ‘Pretty Link’ and then ‘Add New Link’


In the box of ‘Target URL’ past your ugly affiliate link.


Now you have to name the Pretty Link. You should use just a short word, a single word with no spaces. In this case I chose ‘login’.

Click in ‘CREATE’ in the page end and you have your Pretty Link.

IMPORTANT: Pretty Link Lite uses the format ‘Post Name’. So it’s very important to ensure that your Permalinks show ‘Post Name’ as this is the format that Pretty Link Lite uses. Go to Dashboard/Settings/Permalinks and make sure that you have “Post Name’ selected.


There are so many advantages in using Pretty LinkPretty Link allows you to centralize the organization of all the affiliate links on your website. If you have to change a specific link you have on several pages of your website, you can update all these links at the same time in the management area of Pretty Link.

Now you know how to install Pretty Link and how to replace all your website links for pretty links. Don’t forget that social media and SEO don’t like affiliate links. So you just have to replace all your affiliate links for Pretty Links.


Please let me know if you need some help and I will be glad to help you!


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4 Replies to “Shortening Your Affiliate Links – Pretty Link

  1. A lot of people seem to miss this one actually.
    They just leave the title as is, or worse – don’t use “post name” as their default setting.

    This little plugin sounds very interesting, I’ll have to give it a go in the near future.

    I’ll be looking forward to results.

    Cheers, Vlad!

    P.S: do you have any data about it? how effective is it, research etc? I’d love to read up on that some more!

    • Hi Vlad,

      Affiliate links are really ugly! You only have benefits if you use a links shortener. SEO and social media Websites don’t like affiliate links, so how do you promote your products? You use Pretty Link!

      It’s very easy to install and to use. It is also very light, so your website doesn’t get heavy and slow.

      Please let me know if you need some help and I will be glad to help you!


  2. Hello and thanks for sharing this is a great breakdown of what pretty link is and how we should use it, The first time that I heard about pretty link I was some what surprise as to what is but I have install it and it is so great for your website. I am sure that your breakdown of pretty links will be of great benefits to your readers as they understand how important this link is for their website. Thanks again for sharing.

    • Hi Norman,

      Everyone knows that affiliate links are not pretty and SEO doesn’t like affiliate links, so it is really important to shorten your affiliate links. Pretty Link it’s so easy to use and it will bring great benefits to any website!

      Thank you for your comment!


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