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make /%postname% a standard option in permalinks

  1. jimhollyer
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    Many people are advised to use /%postname% to get the names of their pages in the URL, but it is not a standard option in Settings>Permalinks. Makes sense to make it one. Thanks for the super work!

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  2. I'm not that well versed in WP but I think the reason they don't is that you are actually advised NOT to use /%postname%/. Supposedly it causes WP to be slow, especially after making lots of posts.

    I seem to remember it has something to do maybe with the data type for postname in MySQL being TEXT maybe? and/or it's not indexed.

    However, I agree... /%postname%/ is the prefered permalink for most people. And It would be awesome if they could make using /%postname%/ as efficient as other permalink formats, even if it meant changing to VARCHAR? adding a unique index?

    It would be nice if they at least gave you the option to convert your DB so that postnames are indexed and have to be unique. Preceeding the post name with a post ID is so... workaround'ish for something that should have a "real" solution.

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  3. Permalinks beginning with /%postname%/ are very inefficient, but "Month and name" is a default option and does contain the name.

    Posted: 4 years ago #

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