WEB WP permalink structure

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  1. Falconer

    Falconer OT Supporter

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    My site is basically just a collection of articles so I would prefer a simple permalink structure, like:

    http://domain.com/%postname%

    That's how I did it before I switched to WP.

    However, I keep reading articles suggesting that you shouldn't begin your WP Permalink with %postname% due to slow access issues or something. Why does that matter? They say it's better to use %category% or a date first.

    Right now I have it set to domain.com/%year%/%month%/%postname%/ but that looks dumb and the date of publication is irrelevant to the article and it's extra crap for me to remember.

    Does it really matter? Were those just like old WP version 1.5 rules or something?
     
  2. Yahdude

    Yahdude New Member

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    Unless you've got some massive amounts of traffic, or you servers suck don't worry about slow access. (There's also LOTS you can do to optimize your server/sql setup for wordpress, google it)

    I personally like http://domain.com/%postname% as well, but the issue comes up of double posts with the same name. http://domain.com/%category%/%postname% is another good way to go.
     
  3. Falconer

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    will it give you a warning if you make two posts with the same name? My posts have long ass names anyway so I doubt that will happen :rofl:

    I have like 30 articles from before i was on WP to 301 redirect in .htacess and i need to decide on a permalink structure before i do it.
     
  4. fishbulb

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    Wordpress will handle the permalink if there are duplicates. Even when you change permalinks it still accounts for old linking schemes.
     

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