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[Resolved] Custom Permalink

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  • esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Sorry to ask but why? Permalinks aren’t places for descriptions of content beyond the title of the page or post.

    My descriptions are going to have another part of the title in them. It would help SEO wise to have this in the permalinks. Anyway, does anyone know how?

    If you enable fancy permalinks and set it to, for example, /%postname% then a post with a title of
    “My post title loaded with keywords”
    will end up with a permalink of
    http://example.com/my-post-title-loaded-with-keywords

    Is that what you mean?

    /%postname% is for the title of the post, but what is the %’text here’% for the description of the post?

    My actual content is not going to be put in the post area, it goes in a custom field named “video_code”. I put part of the title of the video in the area where you normally type your post. I want the post area to be in my custom permalink structure. Is this possible? Sorry, I kind of worded it wrong before.

    Thanks

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    There isn’t a %’text here’% option. See http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks#Structure_Tags for the full list.

    I’ve been trying the %tag% on my custom structure, but its not working. This is what I put in custom structure:
    /%category%/%postname%/%tag%

    When I publish the post, the category and title work, but the tag part shows %tag% on the end instead of the actual tag. What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks

    You can’t do that (have a category and tag in the permalink at the same time).

    Have a read through the codex page Esmi linked to.

    Also, in my opinion, overloading your URL with a description of the post is not the way to ‘do SEO’ and is just as likely to be penalised by Google as to help your SEO.

    http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=35769

    I just tried taking out category and leaving /%postname%/%tag% and it still didn’t work.

    Thanks

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Also, in my opinion, overloading your URL with a description of the post is not the way to ‘do SEO’ and is just as likely to be penalised by Google as to help your SEO.

    That exactly what I was trying to get across too.

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