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[resolved] permalinks set to %slug% works for pages but screws post links URL (4 posts)

  1. theserpent
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello!

    On my wordpress powered website I did set my permalinks to "slug" cause I use the pages a lot and prefer to have site.com/slug-url-of-page-title than site.com/?p=3 for URLS...
    It works fine for the pages but when you click on a post name, it loads site.com/%slug% instead

    I don't really understand why.

    I did the change under Settings \ Permalinks

    Common settings
    Default /?p=123
    Day and name /2009/04/05/sample-post/
    Month and name /2009/04/sample-post/
    Numeric /123
    Custom Structure /%slug%

    Could you help me to fix this?
    thanks a heap

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    review this
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks#Choosing_your_permalink_structure

    you can't use %slug%

    to achieve what you want I think you would like
    /%postname%/

  3. theserpent
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Excellent Samboll...
    They were not as explicit as you as to what to use for the pages....
    thanks a lot!

    but for some reason, since I did the change, one element in my side bar (a free html text file) it wont appear on any other pages except the homepage..
    why is that?

  4. theserpent
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    actually, i fixed it.... it was a / story before the url and it would mess the url path... well a bit complicated to explain but easily fixable.
    Nice one Samboll
    cheers

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