[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 Kenshino):

 Replying to [comment:91 Denis-de-Bernardy]:
 > Replying to [comment:90 cais]:
 > > 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
 > Then again it's not necessarily advisable for other reasons, at least in
 the majority of cases. Unless you're constantly producing evergreen
 content, you actually *want* the date to be around for usability reasons.
 If it's in the url all the better. Plus, you get the archive links to work
 by simply removing the post name, and then the day, month and year.

 What is this usability that we keep talking about?

 If we think about the actual use case -

 Users are more likely to encounter a page or a post via 2 main ways

 A menu or a listing on the WordPress installation or a Google Search

 A well designed listing that is date important would have been sorted and
 labeled according using the date meta. The URL would not have been in
 consideration for actual User Experience.

 A Google Search result would not show the url directly, it would show the
 SEO title. A well implemented SiteMap would provide the date data to
 Google Search results and show it accordingly.

 The only time when one actually likely looks at the date in the url is
 after one actually clicks on it. Good usability, good user experience
 prevents people from clicking on the wrong things. Looking at the URL for
 the correct date is a step too late.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6481#comment:93>
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