[wp-hackers] Changing page permalink structure

"Matthias P. Würfl" mpw at taquiri.de
Tue Oct 2 13:53:10 UTC 2012

From: Bryan Petty <bryan at ibaku.net>
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Changing page permalink structure
To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com

> This is interesting because while pages have the "permalinks" feature,
> and it would normally work as designed without any problems, it is
> partially broken with the decision to use parent page slugs in the URL
> for this reason.

Why not simply keep track of the changes of the URL? Save the old URL to 
a table and search this before giving a 404. Then send 301 instead of 404.

Storing only happens when changes to the URL are made. This does'nt 
happen often.
URLs are just small pieces of data - this won't fill your hdd
Querying this data only happens if an old URL is accessed

Grüße, Matthias

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