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  • Hello,

    May I ask what are the options how to change standard WP 2.8.5 installation (with plugins or by changing files) so that it would automatically suggest underscores (_) instead of dashes/hyphens (-) in permalinks?


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  • Underscores instead of dashes/hyphens then. 🙂

    I’m sure you can do this via a few fancy .htaccess Rewrite rules. Bit of Googling might turn something up on that front.
    There’s also this plugin:
    …which might be worth experimenting with.

    By the way, last I heard, Google prefers dashes/hyphens over underscores. So from an SEO point of view, it might not be the greatest thing to do, but I’m sure there are reasons that you do want to do this besides SEO.

    Not to mention that when something is underlined (default state of a link’s text-decoration property), it’s sometimes harder to read the url when it uses underscores…

    and if I would like to WP modify core files? this must be so simple, I guess only one change somewhere, isn’t it ?



    the same problem is with tags, if I use two word tags, the link contains dash, eg.: “foreign countries” tag would look:

    how to make that one to appear automatically with underscore?

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