[wp-hackers] Permalink Structure - Performance vs. SEO

Jane Wells jane at automattic.com
Thu Jun 16 12:07:25 UTC 2011

On 6/16/11 3:53 AM, David Law wrote:
> Very true, but what about a tutorial that's regularly kept up to date,
> use the date archive in the URL and you give the impression the
> information is out of date.
> I have a lot of content that would fall into this category and to give
> an accurate date when the information is updated I manually change the
> date it was posted. This technique does not work if you use dated
> permalinks because changing the date a post was posted changes the
> permalink structure (changes the URL)!
Something being kept up to date should be a page, not a post, IMO. Best 
practice (from UX perspective) is date in URL for posts, no date in URL 
for pages, since they are not meant to be temporal content.

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