Due to time constraints I am no longer able to offer support on this plugin. Please do not contact me regarding any problems you may have. The plugin fulfils my own requirements and unless anything else is required then development is unlikely to continue. You are, of course, still able to download and use as you see fit.
Thanks for your interest.
|Supports:||WordPress 2.1 – 3.0|
|Other:||WordPress.org | SVN|
Advanced Permalinks is a WordPress plugin that extends the default permalink functionality and allows you to create different permalink structures for each post on your site. This is particularly useful when migrating an old permalink structure to a new one.
For example, your site currently displays posts like
But you’d like to make it:
Your only choice here is to create 301 redirections for each existing post and change the permalinks for everything. With Advanced Permalinks you can configure your site to keep all its existing permalinks, but to use a different permalink structure for new posts.
No 301 redirections are needed and all incoming links remain exactly the same. Perfect!
Features of Advanced Permalinks:
- Create multiple permalink structures for posts
- 301 redirect old permalinks
- Create category-specific permalink structures, whereby posts in a certain category will have a different permalink structure
- Remove the requirement to have a category base
- Change author permalinks
- Allow periods in permalinks – ideal for website migration
Advanced Permalinks is available in the following languages:
- Bulgarian (thanks to Alexander Dichev)
- Belorussian (thanks to Marcis Gasuns)
- Russian (thanks to Slava Mikheev)
- Uzbekistan (thanks to Alexandra Bolshova)
- Lithuanian (thanks to Nata Strazda)
Note that much of the functionality of this plugin can now be achieved using WordPress 3.0 and custom post types.
The plugin is simple to install:
- Download advanced-permalinks.zip
advanced-permalinksdirectory to your
- Go to the plugin management page and enable the plugin
- Configure the options from the Options/Permalinks page
You can find full details of installing a plugin on the plugin installation page.
Configuring the plugin
All configuration is made through the standard WordPress permalinks page. When the plugin is enabled you will see some new sub-menu options:
Advanced post permalinks
To assign a different permalink structure to posts you need to have a start and end ID. These IDs reflects that first and last post that you want the structure to apply to.
If you want the structure to apply to all existing posts then enter 0 for the start ID, and -1 for the end ID.
If you want to migrate your permalink structure then you would copy the existing permalink structure and apply this to all existing posts. You would then change the default permalink structure.
Category-specific permalinks allow a permalink structure to be defined for categories. Any post that belongs to that category will appear on the custom permalink. This is useful for separating different areas of your site.
You can configure author and category permalinks:
A migration feature exists which allows you to define old permalink structures that will be redirected to the current permalink structure. You would typically use this if you decided to change your permalink structure, but wanted to have all old permalinks redirected.
Support & Bugs
Support and feature requests should be made through the Advanced Permalinks support forum. Due to time constraints I will no longer answer questions about this plugin myself. You are advised to make use of WordPress 3.0 and custom post types.