Support » Fixing WordPress » top level page slug

  • Resolved grough

    (@grough)


    Hi,

    I’m using WordPress’ Pages as a simple CMS. Is it possible to use a Page’s slug at the top level to create a short URL?

    for example, to have the page http://example.com/about to link to a Page with the slug “about”.

    I imagine this is possible, but don’t really see any options in the admin panel for Page URL/permalink structure, only for Posts.

    Thanks

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  • Jeremy Clark

    (@jeremyclark13)

    Member

    Changing the permailink structure to date and named based will accomplish that.

    Thanks – this generates the correct URL structure, but I’m getting 404s on all Pages now. Running Apache 1.3. Any ideas?

    Jeremy Clark

    (@jeremyclark13)

    Member

    Do you have mod rewrite installed and working.

    Make sure your .htaccess was updated after visiting Options -> Permalinks. Or, while there, scroll down and make sure WP isn’t asking you to manually make changes (it’ll do that if it can’t create/open your .htaccess file).

    Make sure your host supports mod_rewrite and has enabled AllowOverrides.

    More troubleshooting at the Permalinks page, or just search here for permalinks.

    My .htaccess file isn’t being updated, and WP isn’t asking me to manually make changes.

    Jeremy Clark

    (@jeremyclark13)

    Member

    Change permissions on your .htaccess to 666 then update your permalink settings.

    Thanks, that works 🙂

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