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    I was on the fence with which permalink structure to use, but after doing reasearch and reading Lynn's post - http://www.clicknewz.com/783/smart-permalink-structure/ have decided to go with /%post_id%/%postname%.

    My question is should I include the .html at the end as well?

    /%post_id%/%postname%.html


    Thanks in advance for your input.

    Peace,

    Roey.

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    Roey,
    No, I don't think you need the html at the end. I don't have it on my Wordpress blog but I do have .html on my main site links. It's just how I started out but I don't think it's necessary.
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    Thanks, Angie. I know its not necessary, but there seems to be pros and cons regarding the use. So, I was hoping to hear what members here in Lynn's forum think. Thanks again for your input.

    Peace,

    Roey.

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    Roey, I don't use the .html at the end either. What are the pros and cons? I like this permalink structure. Lynn said that this is what she uses. Let us know if you find out an advantage to using it.

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    Gail, the best source for explaining the "pros" of using the .html at the end is here:

    http://www.seomofo.com/wordpress/seo...ermalinks.html

    The "cons" argument is a little more muddled; I didn't save any links. There also seems to be differing opinions on weather or not to include the "/" at the end of permalinks (when not using the .html).

    I'm also wondering if changing the permalink structure to an already existing blog would return a 404 error?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roey View Post
    I'm also wondering if changing the permalink structure to an already existing blog would return a 404 error?
    Yes, it is my understanding that it would give you that error until you set up a redirect....I think there is a plug in that does it but can't remember what it was called.

    Just really no help today I'm sure someone will have the answer!
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    Thanks, Angie.

    I was also wondering about that redirect plug-in - will it fix already existing 404 errors or will it only redirect future changes?

    Peace,

    Roey.

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    Seems like a useful plug-in.

    I wonder if it can be used to cloak affiliate links.

    Greg

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    Thanks for the plug-in link.

    Peace,

    Roey.

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