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How do you use breadcrumb-like URLs for posts?

  • Hello! I’m new to WordPress, and really working hard into obtaining at least the same level I had with Joomla. Up until now, I like WP much better… But there is still one thing I need to cover before I can say I have migrated completely. It’s very important for me, and I’ve searched everywhere for a solution, honest, but with no luck.

    What I’m desperately looking for is a specific friendly URL structure. I would like the URLs to tell where a post comes from. For instance, when you organize pages, you can obtain something like “www.mydomain.com/page-level-1/page-level-2/”, which is great.

    The problem comes when I try to add a post to a specific page. I have managed to come around that problem by making a new page template with this code here:

    <?php
    global $more;
    $more = 0;
    query_posts('cat=12');
    if(have_posts()) :
    while(have_posts()) :the_post();
    ?>
    <h2><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title();?></a></h2>
    <div><?php the_content('Read More') ?></div>
    <?php
    endwhile;
    endif;
    wp_reset_query();?>

    and it will show the posts that are in the category 12 thanks to the “cat=12”.

    However, whenever I click on a post, no matter the category it is in, the URL structure changes to “www.mydomain.com/name-of-post/”. I know this is set under “permalink settings”. I set it like this because it was the option I had that was closer to what I wanted, but what I really want is something like “www.mydomain.com/page-level-1/page-level-2/name-of-post/”. More like a breadcrumb-type URL.

    I was surprised to see that most of the pages in the Showcase of Worpress didn’t have it like this. But, I noticed that Usain Bolt’s page did have very well organized breadcrumbs, despite the “year-month-title” URL structure… So i guess it IS possible.

    I really hope a more experienced user has had the same problem and has come up with a solution to this! Anyway, I will appreciate all the help you can give me, and thank you all very much in advance.

    Cheers!

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