[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #6481: Fancy permalinks should be enabled on new sites

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#6481: Fancy permalinks should be enabled on new sites
 Reporter:  Denis-de-Bernardy  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement        |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal             |   Milestone:  4.2
Component:  Permalinks         |     Version:  2.7
 Severity:  normal             |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch          |     Focuses:

Comment (by cais):

 Replying to [comment:87 joostdevalk]:
 > Replying to [comment:83 ericlewis]:
 > > Replying to [comment:82 joostdevalk]:
 > > > I would disagree on that rationale, switching to just `%%postname%%`
 makes much more sense to me... Every SEO guide on the planet tells you to
 do this for all the right reasons...
 > >
 > > Care to expand on the right reasons?
 > From a usability perspective, good URLs should be short and memorable,
 including the date automatically makes them longer and harder to remember,
 without adding much. We only need postname, why include more? The date is
 meta data, no more important than say the author, we don't include that in
 the permalink either.
 > ...
 > "Do you want to include the date in the URLs for your posts? Yes / No"
 > My personal choice would be to go for just `%%postname%%` by default

 I think this must be the most succinct and simple reason to move to
 `%%postname%%` as the default that I have read ... compelling enough that
 I am going to change my sites from "Month and name" to "Post name" right

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6481#comment:90>
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