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Category Archiving & Permalinks (5 posts)

  1. sibtain
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ever since the new year, our archiving format seems to have changed. Despite setting up the new category (2009) in the same format as the old one (2008), the 2009 links are not like 2008 links. The permalink structure is set on /%category%/%postname%.html

    2009 links look like:
    http://www.sitename/category/postname.html

    2008 links look like:
    http://www.sitename.com/archives/2008/postname.html

    Requesting guidance on making 2009 links look like the 2008 version.

  2. iridiax
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The 2009 post link looks correct for your chosen permalink structure. If you want to have the year in your post permalinks, why not use year instead of category in the permalinks?

  3. sibtain
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The post link is correct..but for the sake of semantics and consistency, it would be nice to have the same permalink format this year as we had last year. I think I made some mistake while setting up the category called 2009 which is causing the permalinks to display in a different format from last year.

    I would like my current year permalinks to look just like last years. Any suggestions as to how that can be done?

    Is there a way to use year instead of category? If so I think I figured out the problem. But I still dont know how to set up a new "year" to replace the category I created for 2009 postings.

    Your assistance is much appreciated...Thank You!

    S

  4. iridiax
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    What about /archives/%year%/%postname%.html

  5. sibtain
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thats exactly how I want it but need help in understanding the difference between creating a category and a year. When 2009 began, I created a new category called 2009 which is probably part of the problem..

    We had no problems posting last year as the 2008 archive probably existed as year rather than category. I need it to look exactly like you mentioned in the last post but it currently looks like this:

    sitename/category/postname.html

    Need assistance on creating a year section that is separate from category. This will ensure smooth archiving as well as consistency in permalink appearance.

    Thanks once again iridiax!

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