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  • Plugin Author Brady Vercher

    (@bradyvercher)

    Hi X-Raym,

    Are you referring to shortlinks? There isn’t a way to do that at the moment, but it could be added using a modifier if you’re familiar with PHP.

    Cheers,
    Brady

    Thread Starter X-Raym

    (@x-raym)

    Hi ! thanks for your answer 🙂

    I think it worths the try.
    Shortlink (podt ID) don’t change when we change the post URL. This is a safe way to add link between our post, without risking dead links when we change the URL of an article.
    It was the idea behind the RB Internal Link plugin, but i think your plugin is far more powerful (no shortcode needed, and automatic filtering etc…).

    So, I will probably try some things with the PHP, but a good an user-friendly integration could be very (VERY) nice 🙂

    Thanks for your plugin and for your support !

    Plugin Author Brady Vercher

    (@bradyvercher)

    I went ahead and added a quick modifier over on GitHub if you’d like to download it and give it a shot: https://github.com/bradyvercher/better-internal-link-search/commit/df93090662b525f8b12a785de93f2321ab897839

    Thread Starter X-Raym

    (@x-raym)

    It seems to work fine 😀
    The best will be to have the possibility to choose “shortlink or usual link” in the UI.

    But it’s awesome like that 🙂

    Thanks you so much for your support !

    Thread Starter X-Raym

    (@x-raym)

    EDIT :

    hmmmm it seems to work only if Permalinks are set to default… =/

    (isn’t that the default -before update- behaviour ?)

    Would it be possible to overide that ?
    I usually use Post Name for Permalinks.

    Thanks !

    Plugin Author Brady Vercher

    (@bradyvercher)

    Did you download the version in the develop branch? That’s the only place it exists at the moment and it should work no matter what you set your permalink settings to.

    I don’t mind including this functionality, but if at all possible, I’d suggest using the same link format that you use for your permalinks. Changing the URL isn’t something that should be done on a regular basis and even though the shortlink will prevent internal links from breaking, external links will still break if a redirect isn’t set up (WordPress tries to do this automatically). There are probably performance and SEO implications as well, which is why I’d recommend sticking with your permalink structure.

    Cheers,
    Brady

    Thread Starter X-Raym

    (@x-raym)

    I confirm, my version is “better-internal-link-search-develop” and the search-modifiers.php has the same number of lines as the one you showed me. =/

    I have to admit that to change the URL is not something good to do, and that we can’t do anything for external links.
    But sometimes it is necessary, for one page or a post. And even if it’s not SEO friendly, if you have to do it… you have to do it 😛
    Of course changing Permalink style is definitely not good, because all link will break, external or internal.

    Do you think there is SEO performance issue with mixing different ‘styles’ of Permalink ? hmmm if yes, my feature request become suddenly less attractive.
    That’s why people should have the choice between usual Permalink or Shortlink if you include this 🙂

    Thanks again for your plugin !

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