[wp-hackers] Some Thoughts/Enhancement Ideas In And Around TheCategory Side Of Things
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Mon Feb 15 00:15:43 UTC 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010 9:48 PM mark waterous Wrote:
> This debate has encompassed well over half of the posts on the list
> and I'm not entirely sure how it's been let go on this long.
Yes, and there must be a particular reason it's this long, and nobody has
said we've to stop which I think would be quite silly at the end of the day,
isn't this WHY the list was created, or have I got that possibly wrong too?
> Having /category/ in your URL does NOT affect your SEO. If that's the
> of your SEO strategy, you need to go back to your books and start studying
> again. Having /category/ in your URL does NOT affect your sites
Right, OK, hang on a minute ... WHEN and WHERE did I say that having
/category/ in my URL affects your SEO? That'll be because I *never* said
such a thing, right now onto your second point!
Let's show a couple of examples, Example #1:
/ (Obviously home!)
/about/ (That'll be the About Me page)
/category/portfolio/ (Any ideas? - Yeah, the Portfolio category)
/category/blog/ (The Blog category)
/contact/ (So thats the Contact Me page)
And onto Example #2;
/ (Again home)
/about/ (Again the About Me page)
/portfolio/ (Yes, it's the Portfolio Category, looking much better)
/category/ (Damn, that's a bit of a pain, 404 error, but I dont want to link
to the blog!)
/contact/ (And the same old Contact Me page)
So, please do tell, are you an Example #1 fan or an Example #2 fan? I'll let
you know where I am, I'm in the Example #2 group, as with many others.
> If your visitors are having to rewrite the URL and guess at what may or
> not lead them to a new section of the site via personal attention to said
> URL, you have failed at designing your site. This is not WordPress' fault,
> this is your fault. 100% of a web sites visitors should not have to rely
> browser supplied navigation techniques to traverse your pages, regardless
> their technical knowledge.
Eh, and when did I say anything like that either? So what you're really
trying to say is that it's *my* fault WordPress doesn't do anything with
/category/ and it's *my* fault/stupidity to even think about linking to
it? - Just because you don't, it doesn't mean many other out there are going
to follow you, they might want to follow my option!
> There are far more important things that the WordPress core developers
> and should be working on than this.
I'd disagree, I think this is important in itself!
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