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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#1923 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Remove forum, topic, users slugs?

Reported by: alexvorn2's profile alexvorn2 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.1.2
Component: Back-end Keywords:
Cc: stephen@…



why not?:


making a URL shorter is every time a good thing.

rename users slug to user, for displaying a user profile.


why not?:


replace topic slug with forum name.


why not?


Leave the topic and forum slug only when editing.

Change History (5)

#1 @netweb
12 years ago

  • Cc stephen@… added

1) & 2) I don't really care one way or the other...

3) I think this has some merit but also comes down to how Google SEO is working at any particular time, I like descriptive URL's, I look at them, many users do not (i'd say most do not)

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#2 @johnjamesjacoby
12 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

The reason there is a 'forum' prefix is because it's how WordPress knows what kind of post content you are serving up. It's a cheap and effective way to guarantee the correct content gets delivered.

The user/users slug you can change that in the forum settings.

The single topic slug, again, is all about preference and performance. It's cheap and easy to use post-type prefixes to output the correct information. If you want to create your own custom rewrite rules, bbPress allows you to override them and make your own.

I'm moving this into the Future Release pile, as it's something worth considering making easier, and I'd like to be able to refer duplicates to it.

#3 @alexvorn2
12 years ago

Thanks for your replies.
Maybe it would be great to add the option in the forum settings page to replace the "topic" slug with the forum name just by adding "%forum-name%" tag? - (like a custom structure in permalinks page...)

#4 @alexvorn2
11 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion needs-patch removed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

closing this.
this was about removing, and not about custom permalinks... custom permalinks is the idea I want to share in another ticket.

#5 @alexvorn2
11 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
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