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question about permalinks (12 posts)

  1. asiaexpat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    if i change my permalink extensions now how does that effect all my previous posts?

    i have linked to some of the permalinks--will those be affected?

    does changing permalinks have any seo issues?

  2. asiaexpat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    noone has any comments on this?

  3. enxaqueca
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have the same question! Surely I have seen previous topics on this issue, but none of those were dated less than 2 years ago. I was wandering wether my existing links will still break if I modify my permalink structure, on the latest version of WordPress (3.1.1.)

    Would enabling Fancy Permalinks, per se, break my existing links? If so, can this be avoided?

    Thanks!

  4. asiaexpat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    i just modified my permalinks structure--at least one post doesnt work anymore--not sure why--seems that one post http://www.bangkoksoftball.info/wordpress/2005/01/31/

    results in with a different url

    seems other posts are ok--i selected the year/month/postname selection--that one post shows the day and does not show the post name

  5. enxaqueca
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Does your blog have many posts? The one I need to modify has over a thousand. Just trying to figure out how much damage I could get, proportionally.

  6. asiaexpat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    i have about 60 pages so far

    but i think u can go ahead and test it--if it doesnt work then u can change it back

    why do you want to change it?
    my reason was seo

  7. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just checked your url and how come you only have date on there there should be a post name after date what did you change your custom structure to as I checked one of post back 2009 and opened fine
    http://www.bangkoksoftball.info/wordpress/2009/04/2001-int-tourney-misc-photos/

  8. enxaqueca
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @asiaexpat my reason is bandwidth. I need to the W3 Total Cache Plugin on http://criancasnacozinha.com.br to avoid huge throttling by my web hosting company. But W3 Total Cache requires Fancy Permalinks.

    I don't think that if I try and change my permalink structure and then change it back, my posts (and therefore links) would return to the same ID number. I would need to be sure of that to be able to try it.

  9. asiaexpat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    i used the "month and name" from the common settings

  10. enxaqueca
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    But the concern is: Will other websites, with existing links to your previous permalinks, get HTTP "Not Found" errors, after the permalink structure change? That is what I would really like to avoid.

  11. asiaexpat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    test it

    post a permalink here--then change your settings
    then click on the link
    or I can

  12. enxaqueca
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Since you changed your permalinks, havee you checked/noticed any issues with your previous links? Were they automatically redirected?

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