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Change Blog to News

Description

Time after time, I’ve built sites where “Blog” just didn’t sound professional enough. Although it’s a little change, this simple plugin replaces the default “blog” slug with “news” – in the frontend, in the backend, and in the URLs.

Notes

This plugin was created and tested using WordPress 4.0.1. No guarantee provided – please use the plugin with caution. If you experience any issues, please let the developer know.

If you’re currently displaying ‘blog’ in your site’s articles, this WILL cause an SEO hit unless you add a redirect. Disclaimer over!

Installation

  1. Download the plugin & install it to your wp-content/plugins folder (or use the Plugins menu through the WordPress Administration section)
  2. Activate the plugin
  3. Navigate to Settings > Permalinks and save. This will refresh your Permalinks.
  4. Empty caches – you’re good to go!

FAQ

Q: Why? Why are you doing this!?

A: I got tired of adding the same function to site after site after site. Maybe this will help!

Q: Who would use this?

A: Site owners, developers, or anyone who still thinks “blog” is an ugly term.

Q: Can’t I do this through my `functions.php` file?

A: Of course you can, but this is better – it will always be in effect, no matter the theme.

Q: MY SEO IS BROKEN PEOPLE ARE 404-ING AND I’M MAD WILL YOU FIX IT?

A: There’s not much to fix – just uninstall the plugin for the short term. To use this functionality, you’ll need to set up a rewrite rule in your .htaccess – you can check out this starter page by Google or use a generator.

Reviews

September 3, 2016
Works just as it should. One-click install, and you have yourself News. Thanks!
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Contributors & Developers

“Change Blog to News” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

12/15/2014 – Version 1.0.0

  • Initial Release