[wp-hackers] Some Thoughts/Enhancement Ideas In And AroundTheCategory Side Of Things

Mark McWilliams admin at wpkid.com
Sun Feb 14 02:14:42 UTC 2010

From: "Hikari" <lists at hikarinet.info> Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2010
>> | Bottom line, a site publisher will be better off if they have control 
>> to
>> | optimize their URL structure.  One of WordPress' biggest current
>> | weaknesses is the difficulty of control URL structure.
>I agree with that.

And I'd agree with that statement too, only in certain aspects though, cause 
at the moment WordPress does a pretty good job! :)

> Wordpress advantage is that, if we wanna change permalink structure,
> we can do so once and get all our pages updated, and with the help of
> a plugin also have old permalinks 301 redirected to new ones.

Yes, I do like how we can change the permalink structure virtually with the 
click of a button, and we dont need to go pasting certain code in the 
.htaccess file, I can't fault that!

> But that also makes it harder to get our permalinks the way we want.
> Drupal's URL Alias is clean and simple, and Pathauto enhances it for
> what we need. Its problem is that, when Pathauto generated permalink
> is not what we want, then we must type our desired permalink.

I have never used Drupal before, so can't comment sadly! :(

> Permalink handling is the kind of thing I believe should be taken off core
> and moved to a community plugin, which would have high quality API
> functions to allow us a lot of customizations and develop plugins to
> enhance parts of it.
> This plugin would deal with conflict over different permalink plugins. And
> have options to disable specific parts of permalink parsing.
> That would solve permormance issues. If some parsing code is expensive,
> just disable it and hook your own, with only the code to deal with your
> specific need.

If it *had* to become more of a Core Plugin then fine, I guess I'd have to 
go with that, but I'm still quite positive that a few things here and there 
just need to be changed (maybe upgraded, or rewritten) and maybe some extra 
options that'd cover the second part of what you're on about. Whatever 
options aren't being used, well they'll not show in the rewrite rules, and 
vice versa, if something in the options is checked, it will show in the 
rewrite rules?

That could, or I imagine, would be a possibility! 

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