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Changing permalinks without losing inbound links

  • TheOrganicSister
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    @theorganicsister

    I currently have my permalinks structure set to /year/month/postname

    I’d like to change this in the structure .com/postname/

    However I don’t want to cause old inbound links to be broken.

    Is there a way to do this without causing broken links? Either with a simple redirect or a plugin?

    (I was using Advanced Permalinks which was working fine for posts but it was causing my category links to be broken or direct to homepage. If I use a plugin I’d prefer one that…you know, works. And who’s author is still supporting it.)

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  • CrimsonLB42
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    @crimsonlb42

    In the past, I’ve slightly modified a post URI by removing a word or two and the old URI still directed to the post. It seems WordPress somehow manages to find a closest matching permalink or remembers previous URIs. However, when I did this, any FB or Twitter share counts I had accumulated were instantly lost.

    It’d be great if there was a plugin that once installed allowed you to only retain the permalinks on archived posts. For example, say you run a magazine site and you are consolidating categories, but don’t want to lose inbound links to archived articles. This would be useful.

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