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    wordpress url...

    Anybody have a clue how to change the URL structure of wordpress.

    At the moment it is:

    www.domain.com/parentcat/childcat/postname

    and I would only like it to display

    www.domain.com/parentcat/postname

    as the URLs can get REALLY long and I thought I would be better for SEO.

    I have posted in the wordpress forums a bunch, but I never get a response If anyone has any suggestions it would be really appreciated.

    Thanks

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    I don't have WP installed anywhere to check, but I seem to remember an option to customise your URL structure in the control panel somewhere. If you look through the documentation then I'm sure you'll be able to work out how to do it.
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    SitePoint Wizard ryanhellyer's Avatar
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    What exactly are parentcat and childcat?

    Is your blog installed at http://www.domain.com/ ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanhellyer View Post
    What exactly are parentcat and childcat?

    Is your blog installed at http://www.domain.com/ ?

    Parentcat = main category
    childcat = child category

    e.g domain.com/entertainment/tv/postname

    Entertainment is the primary/parent category
    TV is the child/sub category of Entertainment

    To be honest I have given up trying to exclude the child category from the URL, the wordpress support forums never respond to any requests so I thought it easier to find a URL that would be more robust to future changes.

    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/show...13#post3725613

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    Ah, I see. That sounds quite complicated.

    I don't find the WordPress.org forums particularly helpful either. There are a lot of noob coders on there and it's sometimes hard to stand out in the crowd. The phpBB.com forums seem to suffer the same fate.


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