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Slug for attached posts by image galleries

The Slug4apig plugin allows WP users to edit the SEO friendly URL (aka slug) for the autogenerated attachment posts created by the built WP gallery.

Slug4apig (Slug for attached posts from image galleries) is probably the simplest plugin ever seen, though of imperative need for the WordPress community.

This plugin just adds a field to each image inserted through the WordPress built-in gallery interface. As easy as you edit the name, description, etc. for each image, with Slug4apig you will be able to edit the friendly URL (aka slug) and set the desired value.

By default, the WordPress built-in gallery will set the attachment post's slug to the name of the image you inserted in the gallery (minus .extension). This is a rather restrictive approach, as your images may have sequencial names assigned automatically by the photo camera, like "S4100001.JPG".

In the previous example, an autocreated attachment post would be created under the hypothetical URL:

http://example.com/2011/03/post-title/S4100001/

and a search on, i.e. Google, will show "S4100001" as the title for the page, which is senseless for the search engine users, robots, and SEO activities in general. Suppose the image is from a bike; then you will like the URL to be relevant, like:

http://example.com/2011/03/post-title/bike/

wich is SEO friendly. There is no magic, you just set the attachment post name to overwrite the default with the name of your choice!

Remember to use valid, unreserved characters for the slug. Characters that are allowed in an URI but do not have a reserved purpose are called unreserved. These include uppercase and lowercase letters, decimal digits, hyphen, period, underscore, and tilde.

Requires: 2.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.0.5
Last Updated: 2011-3-15
Downloads: 1,463

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