[wp-hackers] Help needed with two issues on established WP install

Mark Jaquith mark.wordpress at txfx.net
Wed Aug 23 05:54:55 GMT 2006

On Aug 23, 2006, at 1:43 AM, Dr Deviant wrote:

> One thing that bugs me a little abut the WP concept of   
> "Permalink"... is a permalink not a link that will always work in  
> your blog, and therefore not customisable? This would be the  
> index.php?p=1234 as this would always work.
> The "nice" url structure is not the permalink is it?

You're correct in that ?p=N is the most "perma" permalink format, as  
it *always* works.  Customizable permalinks are also permanent, but  
the onus is on the site admin to not suddenly change the permalink  
structure (or, if changing it, at least construct a mod_rewrite rule  
to redirect the old requests).

So... permalinks, unless you decide to intentionally break them.

The other instance where keeping "fancy" permalinks permanent is up  
to you is with editing of the post slug, after publishing a post.   
Normally that'd break the old link.  I wrote a plugin [1] to address  
that.  It keeps track of your slug changes on each post, and forwards  
people who hit the old one.
[1] http://txfx.net/code/wordpress/redirect-old-slugs/

Mark Jaquith

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