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Uber Geek

# 67982 12-Sep-2010 17:03

Hey there!

We are looking at using wordpress for a new site one of our team is looking at setting up.

We have found a pretty cool tool for making the pages more "Static" and this is by adding .html or .php to the end of the URL. However this causes issues with the Categories.

Here is the plugin

For example I have the category "Cats" and then the sub pages "White" "Short Hair" and "Fluffy"

If I go to Cats it will display cats.html
but if I go to fluffy it will display cats/fluffy.html
How can I make the category non html so it will be cats/ not cats.html?


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  # 379062 12-Sep-2010 17:23
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I dont get what that plugin is trying to achieve? What is the point of having .html on your links?


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  # 379109 12-Sep-2010 19:45
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richms: I dont get what that plugin is trying to achieve? What is the point of having .html on your links?

SEO, maybe??


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  # 379130 12-Sep-2010 21:01
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I think there are better SEO plugins for Wordpress, like the All in One SEO pack :)

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  # 379132 12-Sep-2010 21:03
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richms: I dont get what that plugin is trying to achieve? What is the point of having .html on your links?

SEO, maybe??

That counts? WTF. Mind you I have seen so much misinformation among "seo experts" i guess there may be some that believe it regardless of if its true or not.


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  # 379500 14-Sep-2010 01:24
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For SEO having a file extension in the url doesn't really make a difference.

Setting up your robots.txt and a sitemap.xml properly, having good content and semantic markup, real organic back links are way way more important.  

Back to the opening post, if you want to make the content "static" for performance, have a look at the caching addons instead eg: wp super cache etc.

If you want to make the urls contain .html just for style sake, I probably wouldn't bother.  Many people actually prefer cleaner urls and many many people don't pay any attention to what the url is - so it may be wasted effort.

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