WordPress: Did you Know?

June 21st, 2008

That if you change your URI after a post has been published, the old URI continues to work while the links are changed to the new one?




  1. Ian Stewart (28 comments.) says:

    … no, I didn’t. ;)

  2. Blog2Life (3 comments.) says:

    Thats interesting, I was using redirection to fix that problem.. but I had the problem of changing domains, so I have lots of broken redirects from my old domain.

  3. ajua (19 comments.) says:

    I didn’t know that.
    But will it work forever or there is a time period or something for checking it?

  4. papajoneh (1 comments.) says:

    now.. thats new. I’m not sure that’s a good news or not. I have many changes to my URI before and I hope it still lead to my blog. :D

  5. Jacob Santos says:

    Yeah, I informed my co-worker of that. He said, “If I change the page name, will it still work?”

    “Yeah, but you might still try it.”

    “Dude! It does work.”

  6. kim (6 comments.) says:

    found that out by accident cause sometimes i sleep on a post and come up with a new name the next day and never changed anything else
    but realised links and pages still worked for me

  7. ChaosKaizer (62 comments.) says:

    that is news for me. thanks for the notes

  8. Mike (2 comments.) says:

    Didnt know that! Good to know.

  9. srinivas (2 comments.) says:

    yes, i know,
    because i changed my URI for my posts and when i click on “Go back” after saving, it worked :D

  10. Andreas Viklund (1 comments.) says:

    I took on the challenge of moving (one of the most popular blogs in Sweden) from Typepad to self-hosted WordPress back in January 2007. Since then, I have worked with the site and spent a lot of time analyzing the large amount of visitor statistics from before and after the switch.

    There is no doubt that WordPress made a dramatic difference and improvement at that time, it was better than Typepad both in point-to-point comparisations and in actual performance. It is a very solid conclusion. However, it is based on how Typepad worked 1,5 years ago so I am not able to compare the two systems as they work today. I haven’t really looked back. :)

  11. Kristin (4 comments.) says:

    Sometimes that redirect even works if you create a page out of a post.

  12. Søren Hugger Møller (1 comments.) says:

    Nope, I didn’t. But thanks a lot for sharing! That’s pretty awesome :)

  13. Mosey says:

    Thanks ;) I was aware it worked on pages, but had no idea how it did it. Is it somehow written into the database or is it one of those .htaccess things?

  14. Jenny (28 comments.) says:

    Oh wow that pretty neat. I did not know that.

  15. Arian Xhezairi (8 comments.) says:

    Well, this is could be a discovery or an accidental invention, either ways it’s nice to be aware of. ;)

  16. amolpatil2k says:

    I have made a suggestion regarding URL redirection over at ideas, click here to check it out:

  17. K says:

    I’ve seen it on my dashboard. It looks pretty annoying and confusing. At first I thought I had done wrong with it and re-posted different URI.

  18. Drew (4 comments.) says:

    ‘Bout time! Takes a headache away.

  19. Daniel (3 comments.) says:

    Didn’t know :) Cheers for the heads-up.

  20. BoltClock (24 comments.) says:

    That is seriously something I didn’t know. Thanks a lot for the heads up! I thought the Redirection plugin was behind all this… I guess I don’t really need the plugin anymore :P

  21. Slevi (7 comments.) says:

    Yep I knew that, stumbled across it totally by ‘accident’ once as I messed up the uri a bit, fixed it and still had the page on the old uri when I refreshed. It’s one hella convenient feature :D.

  22. Claude Gelinas (24 comments.) says:

    The WordPress coders seem to lay down their featureset with the web publishers’ peace of mind as a paramount priority… wow!

  23. Christine (1 comments.) says:

    Yes, I did know that!
    I found out when I clicked on an old link of mine and it still worked!

  24. Ilya (1 comments.) says:

    Thanks a lot. Good to know! One more plus to WordPress.

  25. Artem Russakovskii (14 comments.) says:

    What version of WP is it added in? I remember last time I did that (probably 2.3 or 2.1), the link stopped working.

  26. Hannes says:

    Nope, I did not know that. Thanks :)
    That’s great news, now I don’t have to worry if I decide to change permalinks for certain posts…

  27. [Paul Ferrie] (2 comments.) says:

    Handy to know.


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