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Discussion in 'Web Development' started by nextgen, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. nextgen

    nextgen Teen Bird XenWord Owner

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    What are your preferences in setting up your permalinks. I am skeptical about changing from default as i have read that users may get some missing page errors as well as search engines. So i want to do this early on while my site is new and very minimal traffic (me)...
     
  2. LPH

    LPH Flight Director Flight Instructor

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    WordPress permalinks can be tricky. Tom McFarlin is definitely the expert.

    http://code.tutsplus.com/articles/quick-tip-post-types-taxonomies-and-permalinks--cms-20345

    I prefer year/month/date/title because it helps me quickly determine when the article was published. In fact, Tom states this in his article, "bloggers often like to use the year and, optionally, the month and date the post was published to indicate the date on which the post was published."
     
  3. nextgen

    nextgen Teen Bird XenWord Owner

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    I was just reading a blog at elegantthemes and it suggested never use the default and i always have. Never hurt my SEO that i know of.
     
  4. LPH

    LPH Flight Director Flight Instructor

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    Yoast is considered the expert on SEO. He prefers /category/title - but this is a preference - and I'm not convinced it makes much of a difference.

    https://yoast.com/articles/wordpress-seo/#permalink-structure
     
  5. Paul

    Paul Master of None Flight Instructor

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    "From an SEO point of view, I have seen nothing to suggest that any of the options mentioned previously have an advantage over the others. If one permalink structure was better for SEO, everyone would be using it."

    http://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/wordpress-permalinks

    This article is nice because the author discusses the options in clear language.
     

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