[wp-hackers] numeric slugs redux

Steve Taylor steve at sltaylor.co.uk
Fri Apr 1 00:02:03 UTC 2011

Ah, paging. Of course.

I'll try and switch to that plugin. Wish I'd asked sooner! :-\

Many thanks,


On 31 March 2011 18:24, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 7:34 AM, Steve Taylor <steve at sltaylor.co.uk> wrote:
>> At some point the numeric slug at the end is being split off from the
>> request URI and placed in the 'page' request var.
> Yes. A number at the end of a URL is considered to be a page number, not a
> separate page. Basically, WordPress does not support all numeric slugs well.
> - Does anyone know if the above hack might cause others problems along the
>> line?
> Probably will, yes. It's something that you'll have to keep up to date,
> basically. You might be better off using a known and supported plugin:
> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/allow-numeric-stubs/
> - What's the difference between 'page' and 'pagename' in the query
>> vars? Might I be better off understanding the rewrites and adjusting
>> the rules?
> Page is the page number. Like Page 1, page 2, etc. If you use
> <!--nextpage--> in the post to split it up into pages, then the URLs will be
> like example.com/slug/1 and example.com/slug/2 and so on. Your year as the
> slug is being interpreted as page 2011 of the brazil page.
> - Are there any plans to properly address the issues with numeric
>> slugs in WP? I don't want to be spending time with every WP release
>> hacking this site to work properly. In the long run, am I looking at
>> having to recode the whole site to work without numeric slugs?
> There has been discussion about changing this sort of thing. See:
> http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14238
> -Otto
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