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  • Damien Saunders

    (@damiensaunders-1)


    Hi there

    I just installed 3.0.1 and the update to 3.0.2 for a brand new multisite.

    as a complete newb, I changed the permalink settings to the ‘recommended’ best for Google & SEO which are

    /%category%/%postname%-%post_id%

    I’ve now noticed I can’t access any new sites … I’m using the subdomain method.

    The user can get to the setup page and receive the emails to activate their new site – but after that it all falls apart.

    I guess I broke the redirects / .httacccess file ?? but I’m not sure what I did wrong or what I should fix

    my site is at http://social-mix.com and any helper tips would be appreciated?

    cheers

    Damien

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  • colegota

    (@colegota)

    I don’t know what’s the real problem. Maybe concatenation of postname and post_id with “-” “under the same slash” (%postname%-%post_id% instead of %postname%/%post_id%).

    But that’s not recommended permalinks, but those not starting with text fields. So the ones started with date fields are recommended.

    Regards,
    Colegota

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Change it back to what it was – see if it works?

    really, there’s nothing I can think of why it would break. usually you can pick any permalink structure you want on each site.

    Not sure I’d agree that’s the “best” permalink for google. pretty sure I’ve seen at least 4 different recommendations.

    Damien Saunders

    (@damiensaunders-1)

    Hi Andrea

    Ok .. so what was the default 🙂

    But having re-researched the SEO thing … it was a post like this that got me started on /%category%/%postname%-%post_id%
    — because Google News needs a unique ID in the postname

    Optimizing WordPress Permalinks

    However I’m now going to change my existing site to %postname%-%post_id%

    cheers

    Damien

    Damien Saunders

    (@damiensaunders-1)

    Hi there

    just to finish this off … i fixed my problem

    the wildcard redirect wasn’t setup correctly as I host multiple domains

    i needed to set my wildcard redirect to the correct folder in my CPANEL

    *.social-mix.com –> public_html/social-mix.com

    silly me …

    cheers

    Damien

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    glad you got it sorted. 🙂

    Also:

    — because Google News needs a unique ID in the postname

    this is actually different than:

    best for Google & SEO

    Just clarifying for those playing the home game.

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