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(WP) Comparing a couple of different permalink settings.

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by pipes, Mar 8, 2009.

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    So far ive always went for the Custom: /%category%/%postname%/ permalink structure, but im thinking of setting it to just postname /%postname%/
    SEMrush
    Anyone using /%postname%/ only or do you prefer /%category%/%postname%/

    Have you had better results with either? or some other combination?
     
    pipes, Mar 8, 2009 IP
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  2. Ikki

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    They say the closer to the domain name, the better. I'm using /%postname%/ and so far I believe it has been a positive change.

    Also, I've seen that on some blogs the /%category%/%postname%/ permalink structure seems to create issues with Wordpress (eg. can't access wp-admin, instead get a 404 cannot be found page). Some other blogs seems to be working fine with it, though.
     
    Ikki, Mar 8, 2009 IP
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    mspennylane Active Member

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    I also heard that just using postname works better, so I've changed my settings and I will wait to see the results.
     
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    pipes Prominent Member

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    Thanks Ikki and mspennylane, i will go for /%postname%/ i think that the urls can become too long with /%category%/%postname%/

    Il prob leave them as they are on my older blogs but for this new one definately postname.
     
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    Using /%postname%/ does have some issues though. I think seeing previous posts (ie: "Page 2", etc) messes up their URLs a bit or goes back dynamic. URLs don't become too long with %category%/%postname% if you keep them short... I always edit the valueless words out of mine. Some auto-plugins for that too :)

    All of mine doing that are perfectly fine.
     
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    pipes Prominent Member

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    Thanks Random Guy, so /%postname%/ should be ok?
     
    pipes, Mar 8, 2009 IP
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    I use the plugin 'SEO Slugs' for that - it removes all unneccesary words from post names. It might help!
     
    mspennylane, Mar 11, 2009 IP