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almost pretty permalinks (7 posts)

  1. rd0709
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I can't recall which version of WordPress I'm using. (How do I check this?) I decided on the almost pretty permalinks option since I don't know how to get pretty permalinks to work. While the almost pretty permalinks work, I can't actually locate a file structure containing the blog pages on my server. There are various subdirectories--wp-content, etc.--but I can't actually locate the files where the blog itself is to be found. Where are they?

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I can't recall which version of WordPress I'm using. (How do I check this?)

    Log in, bottom of every admin page displays the version.

    All of your pages and posts exist in the database.

    What is it you wish to do?

  3. rd0709
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    By database, do you mean the SQL database? Are the pages stored somewhere in the format in which they are generated, or are they generated ad hoc whenever someone accesses the blog?

  4. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    By database, do you mean the SQL database?

    Yep.

    are they generated ad hoc whenever someone accesses the blog?

    Exactly. :-)

  5. rd0709
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This, I take it, is a consequence of doing an end run around rewrite rules which inhibit use of totally pretty permalinks on some servers?

    OK, so what does one do if one wishes to change web hosts?

  6. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This, I take it, is a consequence of doing an end run around rewrite rules which inhibit use of totally pretty permalinks on some servers?

    I really didn't follow that.

    But regardless of your Permalinks, WordPress posts and pages are always going to be stored in the database.

    I'm still not quite sure what it is we're trying to do or fix here.

    OK, so what does one do if one wishes to change web hosts?

    Have a look at Moving_WordPress.

  7. rd0709
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I was initially concerned, perhaps illogically, about the absence of actual, real, permanent web pages for each permalink. The idea that they would be generated each time they are accessed, ad hoc, gives them a phantom individual existence and makes them totally dependent on the interface with the SQL database. This did not appeal to me. But now my question: if there are no real web pages, how is anyway going to find my blog via search engines?

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