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December 13, 2010 at 10:32 am #30990
Hello every one.
I have a huge website (over 5000 links) which I created which has the Permalink set as:http://website.com/post-name/
But is running slow, and I wonder if changing the Permalinks to http://website.com/category/post-name/
If I were to change that on the Permalink section on the back end. Would it break my website? What risk could I be taking by doing this if any? Would it help the loading speed of the website?
Please let me know.December 13, 2010 at 10:33 am #69961
My website is running the latest of everything in wordpress I mention this, just in case.December 13, 2010 at 12:42 pm #69967Rob MacKayParticipant
it would not break your site – the only thing that would break is any permalinks links that you have to those posts AND most importantly your Google listings. If someone searches for something and then they will find the old link listed via Google… So you will have to be re-listed.
To solve those issues I would make an awesome 404 or something that redirects to the correct page – using the page slug to find the correct page.
Saying all that, the structure is based purely on htaccess rewrite so I can’t see it increasing the speed of your site anyway.December 13, 2010 at 1:03 pm #69969
How would re-doing the permalinks help the website? In the main wordpress website says, it does not recoment using /%postname%/ it says: “Starting Permalinks with %postname% is strongly not recommended for performance reasons”
Why would they say that? I have not done any SEO on this website, so changes right now would be the way to go. But I want to make sure I am running this website in the best possible settings. What would any one recommend?December 13, 2010 at 2:26 pm #69973Rob MacKayParticipant
If there is a reason it is well above my head :D You might be able to find stuff thoughDecember 13, 2010 at 2:31 pm #69974
Thanks,December 13, 2010 at 2:37 pm #69975clokey2kParticipant
This has a good explanation of the WordPress permalink overhead – I’ve never really thought about it before. It is a summary of a discussion in a WordPress forum.
Read, enjoy and marvel at how much work WordPress does for us;
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