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[resolved] Are the URL’s created automatically when a CATEGORY or PAGE is Created? (3 posts)

  1. Crewchief
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I’m using WordPress version 2.7.1

    I’ve searched the HELP section located in the Dashboard, I’ve searched WordPress.org site, and I’ve Googled the issue, but can’t seem to find a simple clear and concise answer.

    When you create a PAGE or a CATEGORY, does WordPress automatically generate the URL link for that PAGE or CATEGORY?

    If so, where do you find it?

    If not, how do you create the URL?

    For example, lets say I created a CATEGORY called “Keep It Simple” and my blog is in Directory called Blog. The URL would look like this:

    http://www.mydomainname.com/Blog/category/keep-it-simple

    Currently, when I create any PAGE or CATEGORY and go to my main page and hover over the link, this is what I see:

    http://mydomainname.com/?cat=4

    So the question is twofold:

    (1). How do I get the URL to look like this:
    http://www.mydomainname.com/Blog/category/keep-it-simple

    (2). Doesn’t WordPress automatically generate the URL when you create the PAGE or CATEGORY?

  2. Eric Mann
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    What you want to do is enable "permalinks." WordPress uses a URL rewriting module to map http://mydomainname.com/category/keep-it-simple to http://mydomainname.com/?cat=4.

    Go to the "Settings" menu and select the "Permalinks" sub-menu. Select "Custom Structure" and edit what appears in the text box to be "/%postname%/"

    This does two things. First of all, it will give you the permalinks you're asking about. Secondly, it will change the way your post URLS show up, too. Instead of http://mydomainname.com/?p=102 you'll see http://mydomainname.com/this-is-my-post-title/

    It looks more professional and is much more SEO friendly.

    (The "Day and Name" and "Month and Name" settings will give you the same behavior, but they'll put the post date into post URLS. Category/tag URLs will be the same regardless.)

  3. Crewchief
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply and yes it was the Permalink issue. WOW! Is there some type of QUICK START resource for newbies to WP. I just spent literally 3 days attempting to figure this out to no avail.

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