I currently use this format:
But I keep reading that search engines prefer to have article names in the URL like this:
Don't URLs this long make it difficult for people to tweet the address to a friend? If this is really the path I should take, can someone point me to a good tutorial or something that will help me convert the article title into an appropriate add-on to the URL? For example, I'm guessing that words like a, of, the, it, etc. may want to be filtered out? And word's that have an apostrophe will need to be accounted for too. Is there a PHP function that does this?