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  • I have been trying forever to figure out a way to change my Permalinks Structure on my netfirms blog ( 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: 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,


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  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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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