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[resolved] remove the date out of a URL? (6 posts)

  1. bobmutch
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I would like to be able to remove the dates in the URL
    http://www.seocompany.ca/seo-blog/2006/09/22/lookout-outlook/
    so it is like this.
    http://www.seocompany.ca/seo-blog/lookout-outlook/
    Is this possible

  2. ptvguy
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I did that. Besides the obvious SEO benefits, it makes finding things a lot easier. Go to Options in your dashboard and then go to the Permlinks section. Click the fourth radio button down to create a custom Permalink structure, and then put /%postname%/ in the box. After you update the permalink structure, it will all be changed.

    BTW, don't forget about your already existing incoming links. You might want invest a little time in coming up with some mod-rewrite magic for the .htaccess file to reroute all the old links to the new location.

  3. bobmutch
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    ptvguy: Ok I am testing that now.

    I have another question to. Can I change category...

    http://www.seocompany.ca/seo-blog/category/blogging/

    too...

    http://www.seocompany.ca/seo-blog/public/blog/90742

  4. bobmutch
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    OK I figured it out.

    I did a...
    |Options|Permalinks|Options field to /public/blog

    For the category:
    http://www.rssapplied.com/blog/public/blog/90742/

  5. ptvguy
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Glad it worked for you. Don't forget your 301 redirects in the .htaccess file. You have incoming links to the old permalink addressing that are generating 404 errors now. Makes the search bots very unhappy.

  6. bobmutch
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yes I did the 301 and it worked fine.

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