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Correct way of creating news section (1 post)

  1. matthijs
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Say you have a regular website with some static Pages and a news/blog section for the dynamic posts. The front page is static. So:
    /
    /about/
    /contact/
    /news/

    There are currently different things I can do:

    1) Create a page "news". And then in the Options > reading set the Posts page to the page "news". Now when you visit
    example.com/news/
    you will see a list of your latests posts. Clicking one of the posts leads you to that single post, for example
    example.com/2011/02/my-post-name

    2) Next thing I can do is create a rewrite/custom permalink option for "news". Go to Options > permalinks and create a custom permalink structure, in this case:
    /news/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/
    In this case, when you visit
    example.com/news/
    again, you will see a list of your latests posts. Clicking one of the posts leads you to that single post, for example
    example.com/news/2011/02/my-post-name
    so this time each post is "inside" /news/

    Subjectively, this seems better to me.

    My question: I now have created both a "static" page "news" and a permalink rewrite with a static first section "news". In the past I have had problems with WP getting in trouble with the rewrite rules. Is there some danger in what I do here?
    It seems to work and looking at the rewrite option field in the database, in both cases I get 153 rules. However, I'm not sure if having both a page "news" and a rewrite "news" is bad in some way.

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