How to Create a QR Code for Your Website
QR codes have become ubiquitous in today's digital landscape. They can store a large amount of information and can be scanned quickly and easily using a smartphone camera. QR codes can be used for a variety of purposes, such as directing users to websites, sharing contact information, displaying product details, and more.
Generating a QR code is relatively easy and can be done through various websites and applications. Additionally, social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram have built-in QR code generators that allow users to create codes that direct viewers to their profiles or pages.
Here we will explore 3 ways you can generate one for your favorite page:
Using Google Chrome
If you're among the 3.2 billion people currently using Google's browser, you'll be delighted to know that Chrome comes with a built-in QR code generator. Unlike social media platforms, you can use Chrome to generate a QR code for the page you're currently viewing. This is a fantastic way to generate a QR code that you can scan with your smartphone camera to view the page on your mobile device. To use this method, follow these steps:
- While using Chrome, visit the page you'd like to generate the QR code for.
- Right click on your mouse.
- Click on "Create QR code for this page".
- Voila! Scan and enjoy!
This is a better option than sending yourself an email or text message with the link. However if you are looking to add this QR code to your printed media, maybe you don't want to show Google's "Lonely T-Rex" on your QR code. Good thing for you, there are other methods.
Using a Google Chrome extension
The next best option for generating a QR code is by installing one of the many Chrome extensions. If you want to have a QR code you can add to your printed media, you can simply use one of these extensions. Simply do the following:
- Visit Chrome Web Store
- Lookup QR Code Generator or click here to use ours!
- Click on "Add to Chrome"
- Click on "Add Extension"
- Click on puzzle piece icon
- Click on the Pin icon for the extension so it shows on the favorites bar
- Go to the page you'd like to generate a QR code for
- Click extension icon to generate QR code and follow instructions
Some QR code generators have more features than other, so choose according to your needs!
Using a URL Shorterner
Unlike Chrome's built-in QR code generator or its extensions, a dedicated URL shorterner with QR code features can be of great benefit. A system like this can enable you to track clicks, deeplinking, customize QR codes and much more! We will use iurl.us as an example.
- Visit iurl.us and login or signup for a free account.
- Once you signin, scroll to "Paste a long link".
- Click on "Shorten".
- Click on "Download".
- Then you can check back to track link clicks and get additional data.
You can keep your free basic account and you can also signup for additional features. The main benefit of this system is the ability to change the URL, generate QR codes in different formats (SVG, PNG and PDF), plus more.