Recent Topics

Store older permanent urls and redirect to latest

Started by on Jun 29, 2008 – Contents updated: Jun 29, 2008

Jun 29, 2008 05:25    

lets say i have a post and i use cat&subcat in the single post url and i change my post's categories each time as;

www.somedomain.com/cinema/actor/somepost1

then i change my mind and change it to sth like

www.somedomain.com/people/actors/somepost1

lastly;

www.somedomain.com/life/human/somepost1

and so on.. the example may be extended.As you lose your old permanent url, it's possible that users bookmarking it, viewing from cache, or whatever, it will result with a 404 for many reasons..

Solution ? :

Does it make sense to store the old perm url's of each post
-in our case-
www.somedomain.com/cinema/actor/somepost1
www.somedomain.com/people/actors/somepost1

and forward to the latest one automatically

www.somedomain.com/life/human/somepost1

without fixing this; perm urls are not permanent enough actually

Jun 29, 2008 23:22

Hi tilqicom!

Look at canonical settings under the SEO tab :D

Jun 29, 2008 23:32

hmm.. interesting, thanks walter...what does it exactly do ? should i leave it checked or unchecked to allow old urls of the post to the newest one ?

Jun 30, 2008 13:20

checked is the right answer :)

Jun 30, 2008 14:00

it was already checked ever since.. than we are not talking about the same thing :P

i ve changed many posts' categories (i dont have to mention that i am usng category names in my perm urls i suppose ) and my posts has been never redirected to the latest one (:

Jun 30, 2008 16:32

Hum, right, I misunderstood you :)

the canonical settings can handle the case where you you change your urls from one scheme to another...

Maybe the right thing to do is a redirect post os some dirty trick with mod_rewrite :D


Form is loading...

Social CMS – This forum is powered by b2evolution CMS, a complete engine for your website.