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  • Hello everybody!

    I am currently using the unpretty p=N permalink stucture. Now I was wondering what happens if I change it to something like: /%category%/%postname%/

    Will all old pages be changed as well or can I keep them with the post number and only newly created post will have the new permalink structure?

    Thanks for your help,
    Take care!

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  • No, you can have only one type or permalinks for all the posts.
    However, the “ugly” permalinks always work – no matter what your new permalink settings are. (Of course, it is NOT true the other way around)

    Well it doesn’t work or I am doing something wrong. When I change the permalink structure in the options tab and I click on a post title in my blog I get the 404 error.

    I should add that after changing the permalink structure it says I should update the htaccess file but I don’t know what I have to do!?


    You have 2 options: you either learn what to do with the htaccess file – or you give up changing the permalinks.
    Using_Permalinks – reading the manual is always a wise thing to do… BEFORE you attempt any big change in your blog.

    Hi all,

    Pls help me this prob

    My language’s site is Vietnamese (include ô, â, ă, đ, ê… character)

    now I want to leave it in URLs


    change to:

    My .htaccess is:

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    And I set permalink to: /%category%/%year%/%postname%.html


    Pls help me!




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    Longminh I don’t think that your issue is anything to do with the .htaccess file. I think it is to do with the way that “special” characters are filtered out before creating page names within wordpress. You would probably have to alter the core code to achieve your objective.

    Thank mrmist very much!

    Longminh, did you try using simpler post slugs?

    I don’t understand why WP doesn’t use the slugs for permalink generation. As of the docs it’s generated from the title. Then what’s the slug then for?..

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