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Updating Permalinks in WordPress

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To enable the permalink structure to be changed in the current version of WordPress and Semiologic Pro, the privacy settings must first be changed.

Go to settings>privacy settings and then check the box that says “I would like my blog to be visible to everyone, including search engines (like Google, Sphere, Technorati) and archivers”. I don’t understand why this should ever be unchecked, so make sure it isn’t!

Now go to settings>permalinks.

At least change it to "date/sample-post/"

but I find it better to use a custom string which is


once this is done you need to update your .htaccess file – if this is writeable on the server, WordPress will do it for you, if not you need to manually add this code:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

OK now to make a post to check it is working:

Before I did this I went to posts>categories and changed the default category ‘blog’ to my keyphrase ‘serre chevalier services’ and the post slug to ‘serre-chevalier-services’.

OK I’ll make my test post.

That works fine, here it is : update permalink structure

About the author: Rick Lomas, a internet addict, researcher, publisher, bass player and search engine optimisation expert from England, but now living in The French Alps. Rick can help sell your products and services online, publish books and pretty much anything like that.

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