How to Change Netfirms Permalinks Structure without Mod_Rewrite (5 posts)

  1. blachjakk
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have been trying forever to figure out a way to change my Permalinks Structure on my netfirms blog (www.wilytrader.com) so that I can somehow use %Title in my url structure instead of the standard %Post_ID

    I've read, and re-read everything posted here about Using Permalinks at: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks and have tried changing my structure to /index.php/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/

    but what subsequently happens is that while all the links on my homepage do change such that when I click on them, they will take me to http://www.wilytrader/com/index.php/2006/1/6/TITLE.htm The probloem is that the actual posts themselves still reside at the old addresses with the %Post_ID urls. So the new urls take me to 404 File Not Found page.

    I do not currently have htaccess enabled, would this have anything to do with the problem? Keep in mind that Netfirms does not offer Mod_Rewrite.

    Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,


  2. blachjakk
    Posted 10 years ago #

    And I have tried including the php.ini file in my www/ folder containing

    cgi.fix_pathinfo = 1
    cgi.force_redirect = 0

    In fact, its there now, but i'm still having the same problem.

  3. Direkt
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well, since it's Apache that runs the mod_rewrite engine, I'd say it's going to be a hard time of doing this. And if I remeber correctly, the .ini file will not supercede the server own. I'm pretty sure there MAY be a way to do it, but it wouldn't be the nicest way of doing it. It'd involve using a PHP file to see what the referrer is, and what it's looking for, and redirect to that point. However, now that I think of that I'm pretty sure you'd have to work some voodoo for that way to work.

  4. blachjakk
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks for the thought. I'm not trying to win any beauty contests so if anyone knows of an Ugly way so that I can have the Title in the url, be it with PHP or anything else, let me know.

  5. Direkt
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well, I'd help except that sort of thing is over my head at the moment. I've done a type of thing that allows simple redirection without the usage of .htaccess, but I'm not sure if it could pull off the job of mod_rewrite. The only possible way I can think of it would be to have something like: url/?id=/posttitle/otherjunk/andmorejunk where a file would allow you to change WordPress's internal URI structure. Like I said, It won't be pretty.

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