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What are "fancy permalinks"? (6 posts)

  1. mohanarun
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi I want to install the Super Cache plugin to be able to have .html files. The instructions say "fancy permalinks" should be enabled. I am using 2.7 and I scoured through the Settings > Permalinks and I could not find anything about "Enable fancy permalinks". Was this a remnant wording from older WP versions that in the new 2.7 version there is no mention about "fancy permalinks"?

    In 2.7 , if I put a custom structure like /%category%/%postname%/ in the Custom Structure field of the Common Settings in Settings > Permalinks, is that what is meant by the term "fancy permalinks"?

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

  3. SzurszewskiJ
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I would also like an answer to the original question: What does the word 'fancy' mean in this context? That word does not appear in the links given above.

  4. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Fancy and pretty permalinks are synonymous

    examples:
    ugly permalink
    http://example.com/blog/?page=106

    fancy/pretty permalink
    http://example.com/blog/contact-form

    it's a matter of aesthetics and some say seo

  5. mohanarun
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well actually before making my original posting I did check that Permalinks page in Codex. I did a page search for the term "Fancy" and it is nowhere mentioned in those pages. That is why I asked. There seems to be no consistency in the way people are referring to this concept. It is called just "permalinks" in WP 2.7 officially but I had a doubt whether fancy permalinks were referring to something else. Apparently if you use custom structure in permalinks then it is the same as fancy permalinks.

  6. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Most simply said, there are default permalinks with question marks (which are "ugly" according to the codex article) and there are not-default permalinks which indeed get different 'names', "seo friendly" is another one. Just take it that any term that is not "default" refers to another structure.

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