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  • Resolved someguy111

    (@someguy111)


    How can I put the description of the post in the custom permalink structure?

    Thanks

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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.

    someguy111

    (@someguy111)

    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?

    Mike Little

    (@mikelittle)

    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?

    someguy111

    (@someguy111)

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

    someguy111

    (@someguy111)

    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.

    someguy111

    (@someguy111)

    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

    Mike Little

    (@mikelittle)

    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

    someguy111

    (@someguy111)

    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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