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[resolved] Chnaging permalinks structure (5 posts)

  1. snakey
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    hello,
    I need to change all my permalinks to a different structure, but I dont want to loose all the indexation in search engines (I get about 6000 visitors/day from them).
    I need to change it from sampleblog.com/something/post-name
    to sampleblog.com/post-name. Is there a sollution? Some 301 redirecting in .htaccess?
    Any help much appreciated

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If you're using the latest WordPress (2.3.1), then it will automatically recognize and redirect old permalinks after a permalink change.

    Older versions of WordPress did not do this, so upgrade to the latest version *before* making such a permalink change.

  3. snakey
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hmm I tried to upgade few times, always ended up by destroying the whole blog. Is there another way?

    Thanks anyway, I will try to find a way to upgrade..

  4. snakey
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well after hours of reading forums I found a way to upgrade without destroying the blog..and the permalinks work just like you said...thank you again

  5. missadventures
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I know this topic is resolved, but it sounds like the problem I am having.

    I just upgraded to 2.3.3 and everything seems to work fine. However, I did have to change my permalink structure to the default or with /index.php/ in front of the custom structure to get the links to work. Is what you say above true?

    If you're using the latest WordPress (2.3.1), then it will automatically recognize and redirect old permalinks after a permalink change.

    Older versions of WordPress did not do this, so upgrade to the latest version *before* making such a permalink change.

    So, does this mean that if someone has linked to a post of mine on another blog at sitename.com/2008/03/14/whatever then they will be redirected to the correct post even if it is now named sitename.com/index.php/2008/03/14/whatever?

    Your help is appreciated!

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