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Minor Changes Site Change - New Permalinks

After nearly three years I've finally tired of the default links to stories at Wizbang. They're of the variety archives/001435.php, and while they're nice and short, they're not very descriptive.

The new permalinks (and their behind the scenes redirection) are now running on Wizbang Pop!, Wizbang Tech, and Wizbang Bomb Squad. I've solved the problem of breaking existing inbound links with some simple code and will tackle the rest of the sites (including the nearly 8,000 entries at Wizbang) tomorrow.

As with any good data migration Wizbang readers won't notice any difference - aside from longer and more descriptive permalinks.

Oh, I should probably mention that (by request) there is now an option to subscribe to Wizbang and Wizbang Bomb Squad posts via e-mail on the Feeds page. E-mail subscriptions for the rest of the sites should be added there within the next day or two...

Comments (2)

Beware that if your solutio... (Below threshold)

Beware that if your solution involved a bunch of "Redirect" lines in .htaccess, you could slow down your site considerably. Much better are solutions that either write PHP header() redirect code to the old permalinks, or a mod_rewrite rule that points to a PHP script that has a giant array of all the IDs associated with the new URIs and then does a redirect. Your users and Google don't care which method you use, but I'm a fan of the second one, because you aren't left with 8000 (!!!) PHP files whose only function is redirection. Simplicity pays off.

Let me know if you want any help with this.

Using the PHP headers (with... (Below threshold)

Using the PHP headers (with 301 information) to rewrite the old archives, so I went with the first option. I'm OK with the files...






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