Content posted to Shaarli is separated in items called Shaares. For each Shaare, you can customize the following aspects:

  • URL to link to
  • Title
  • Free-text description
  • Tags
  • Public/private status

Adding new Shaares

While logged in to your Shaarli, you can add new Shaares in several ways:

+Shaare button

  • While logged in to your Shaarli, click the +Shaare button located in the toolbar.
  • Enter the URL of a link you want to share.
  • Click Add link
  • The New Shaare dialog appears, allowing you to fill in the details of your Shaare.
  • The Description, Title, and Tags will help you find your Shaare later using tags or full-text search.
  • You can also check the “Private” box so that the link is saved but only visible to you (the logged-in user).
  • Click Save.


The Bookmarklet [1] is a special browser bookmark you can use to add new content to your Shaarli. This bookmarklet is compatible with Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari. To set it up:

  • Access the Tools page from the button in the toolbar.
  • Drag the ✚Shaare link button to your browser's bookmarks bar.

Once this is done, you can shaare any URL you are visiting simply by clicking the bookmarklet in your browser! The same New Shaare dialog as above is displayed.

Note Websites which enforce Content Security Policy (CSP), such as, disallow usage of bookmarklets. Unfortunately, there is nothing Shaarli can do about it. [1]\ [2]\ [3]\
Note Under Opera, you can't drag'n drop the button: You have to right-click on it and add a bookmark to your personal toolbar.

Firefox Share

Before using Firefox Share, you must first add Shaarli as a sharing provider:

  • Click the Tools button in the top bar
  • Click the ✚Add to Firefox social button and accept the activation.

Once this is done, you can share any URL you are visiting by clicking the Firefox Share button images/firefoxshare.png

Note Firefox Share is no longer available for Firefox 57 and later versions.
Note Your Shaarli instance must be hosted on an HTTPS (SSL/TLS secure connection) enabled server for Firefox Share to work. Firefox Share will not work over plaintext HTTP connections.

Editing Shaares

Any Shaare can edited by clicking its Edit button.

Editing a Shaare will not change it's permalink, each permalink always points to the latest revision of a Shaare.

Using shaarli as a blog, notepad, pastebin...

While adding or editing a link, leave the URL field blank to create a text-only ("note") post. This allows you to post any kind of text content, such as blog articles, private or public notes, snippets... There is no character limit! You can access your Shaare from its permalink.