Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Brandon_R, Aug 28, 2010.
That has to be the weirdest name for a feature i have ever heard.
It's known enough to be on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slug_(web_publishing)
It's been around in Wordpress for a long time...
Never used wordpress, but i've seen it in vBseo but never got around to using it that much. Still i think it's a weird name.
I brought popcorn, expecting that this thread was a flame war. How disappointing...
That brings up an interesting point... I wonder how many people (not saying that you are one of them Brandon) that are clamoring for an integrated CMS vs a solid supported bridge to WP, Joomla! and Drupal have actually USED Wordpress etc?
There you go pk698... That might give you a use for your popcorn... Or not, depending
A slug is a common term for creating vanity urls.
This is a slug in german ... no popcorn ist required
We call that a snail here. This would be a slug in the US at least (snail with no shell basically):
I hate there in our garden ...
Back to the forum slugs again
perfect animal- why don't you like so artistic slugs?))
The term "slug" is taken from letterpress printing. A slug was a line of of metal type from a Linotype machine. Hot metal. Before you were born.
WordPress used the term in their software in keeping with the "press" terminology. The internet, being the epicenter of copycatism and thievery, took the WP term and applied it to strings of characters elsewhere.
Separate names with a comma.