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Posted October 27, 2003 by Matt Mullenweg. Filed under Development.

I’ve been working on two new features that I have personally wanted for a long time and is now available to WordPress users currently through the CVS and eventually through a release. First we’ve separated the post and edit screen. The post screen now has just the form for creating a new post. There is a new edit option on the menu that has a page for recent posts and a page for recent comments. This makes things much faster loading and more efficient.

The second change is with regard to permalinks and their structure. You can see these in action on my site and there is a bit of discussion going on. There is a new options screen that allows you to specific a new structure using a number of variables such as year, month, day, a sanitized title, etc., and then generates the proper mod_rewrite rules to put in your .htaccess file. If you’d like to try this out on your blog be sure to run the upgrade file in the wp-admin directory. These will be developed a lot further, I just wanted to give an update on what’s going on.

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  1. Does the new setup still load the entire posts, or just a listing of post titles? The latter would speed things up even more, and make it easier to scan the posts and find the one you want to edit.

    Comment from BlogKC on October 27, 2003

  2. This is great – especially for users still on 56k (:( me unfortunately) I also agree with BlogKC’s thoughts – just the titles and authors and dates etc would greatly increase productivity as well as download time :) It can only be good!

    Comment from Totally on October 27, 2003

  3. When will this be released? I am switching from b2 to WordPress and have been waiting for the permalinks change for a long time… they would do wonders for my search engine results.

    Comment from Paul on October 30, 2003

  4. Is there an estimated release date for the next version that will include the new descriptive permalinks? I think this will be a very nice feature, I can’t wait to try it!

    Comment from markku on October 31, 2003

  5. There’s no set release date yet.

    Comment from Matt on October 31, 2003

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