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Better URLs – part 1

Over the next couple of weeks, you may notice changes to the URLs used on Mixwit. We’re in the process of simplifying and personalizing how people access their accounts, content, and widgets.

This week we’ve changed the base URL for each user to:


The username is the one you selected after you signed up. Since this is kind of a big step, all of your old URL links still work and you’ll probably not notice any real changes at this point.

We had about 3000 usernames that had to be updated because they contained dots in the name (, or were duplicates, or were simply blacklisted. For all of these, we’ve sent out an email with a new username. If you don’t like your username, you can change it anytime.

We’ll be making more changes (part2, part3) to the URLs very soon:

  • widgets will no longer have that wretched 32-character ugly code. Instead you’ll have something like:
  • the new username-based URL currently points to your “my mixes” gallery, but soon it will actually point to a personalized page.

Thanks for your support. We’re here to answer any questions or fix any problems. Have a great weekend!