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Consistency In The Urls

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Brandon_R, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    The SEO friendly urls is a nice feature but i think it needs to be standardized ie some places separates words with dashes while others separates them with dots.

    Having a nice tree of urls will greatly streamline the product like everything else :)
  2. Floris

    Floris Guest

    They are not split with dots, as far as I know. The "dot<number>" is the unique id of the thread, page, post, user, etc.

    For example, user Floris.6 rewrites to Floris-6.<userid>
  3. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

  4. tecknical

    tecknical Member

    the .xx at the end of the thread title can be removed. At least that's what I think I saw Kier post the other day
  5. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I disagree, the shorter the url, the friendlier. "details" about the page, be they members or staff, or otherwise, are for the page content.

    I want:

    not to show as
    but as

    This way the user getting the link knows it is a forum link, and actually one of the threads, with that title. (and .12 helps keep it unique in case of the same threads).

    The PHP functionality shouldn't be disclosed, and details of content kept to the page itself.

    That's my opinion though :p
  6. Floris

    Floris Guest

    For the forums AND the threads, or just the forum?
  7. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    I think it's the other way around. You can remove everything EXCEPT the .XXX and it will redirect you to the correct item.
  8. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I was going to say the same regarding short URL's, but you beat me to it. I would LOVE if there were a permalink like system for the forums, as I prefer to do my own structure, rather then use a default one or one with low customization.
  9. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    There is an option to remove the ID, for forum titles only. I think is the easiest way to deal with ID's, instead of other methods (i.e. current date).
  10. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Nice but im also talking about non "id'ed" urls like the new posts etc

    instead of find-new it should be something like


    others could possible be


    to show the hierarchy of the urls and where it belongs.
  11. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Sorry, then I misread or misunderstand what you're trying to want ..
  12. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    I understand your logic. However, SEO url's were designed only for search engines, users really don't care how a link looks. I dare you to tell me how would be beneficial for Google to have search results queried and penalize you for cloaking links (same for members). :)
  13. Floris

    Floris Guest

    The only part about SEO that I like is the friendly URLs.
    The users on my board very much care for getting a link they understand what to expect.
    Forsaken likes this.
  14. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

  15. Floris

    Floris Guest

  16. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Yep, SEO URLS are no longer for search engines alone. It describes the webpage without the user actually visiting it.

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