5 replies
  • SEO
  • |
I have a website hosted with hostica where I decided to go the wordpress route (all my other websites are static pages created with Dreamweaver). Anyway, I'm having a real problem trying to change my permalink structure. The default "ugly" setting works fine (page_id=6 ), but I'd like the site to look more like a static site. NONE of the settings I've tried seem to work.

I've tried:
/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%/

/%postname%/

and /%postname%.html (this was suggested and would be ideal) but nothing works except the default.

Their forum seems to have nothing on it. Anybody using this host and had any luck fixing this problem, or any suggestions at all?
#permalinks #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author kellymccausey
    When you say it doesn't work, what does that mean?

    Does it give you an error?

    Or do you mean the links don't work? (Leads to a 404 error)

    One suggestion is to make sure that your .htaccess file is writable - if it's not, your permalinks change won't be recorded by Wordpress.
    Signature

    Kelly McCausey
    Solo Smarts - Proving Solopreneurs are Smarter!
    http://www.solosmarts.com

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4922556].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Sheila Atwood
      When you are using WordPress you change your permalinks right inside your dashboard. In you left hand sidebar go down to Settings - permalinks and select custom structure, enter /%postname%/.I saw a Google video where Matt Cutts talks about Permalinks in WordPress. His personal site had /%postname%/ - You can find the video on YouTube.

      Be sure to hit the save button when you are done.
      Signature
      WordPress Freak

      WordPress For Business and Personal Use

      "You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose." -Dr. Suess
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4922902].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Carl Brown
        When you say it doesn't work, what does that mean?

        Does it give you an error?

        Or do you mean the links don't work? (Leads to a 404 error)

        One suggestion is to make sure that your .htaccess file is writable - if it's not, your permalinks change won't be recorded by Wordpress.
        Sorry, I wasn't very clear. Yeah, it was the 404 error.

        When you are using WordPress you change your permalinks right inside your dashboard. In you left hand sidebar go down to Settings - permalinks and select custom structure, enter /%postname%/.I saw a Google video where Matt Cutts talks about Permalinks in WordPress. His personal site had /%postname%/ - You can find the video on YouTube.

        Be sure to hit the save button when you are done.
        I've done that, but only the default works. Seems to be common problem for a lot of wordpress users.

        Someone told me I'd rank my sites a lot easier if I used wordpress instead of my static pages so I thought I'd experiment with my newest site. It only has a dozen pages. The problem is, I already built it as a static site, and I've got a fair amount of backlinks to each of the pages. I intended to keep the file structure the same "page.html" and I found on the wordpress.org site that I could use /%postname%.html (or something like that), but I just can't get it to work except the default file structure (not acceptable). So for now, I put my static pages back until I can figure out what I'm doing wrong.
        Signature

        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4922969].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author milosh
    If google already index your pages with old permalinks, of course google will not point to correct permalinks, until reindex your pages again.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4923219].message }}

Trending Topics