Ticket #2524 (new enhancement)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 3 months ago

Article or section name as URL

Reported by: douglas Assigned to: anonymous
Priority: normal Milestone: 3.5
Component: Admin Interface Version:
Severity: feature Keywords:

Description (Last modified by douglas)

One of the ways Google uses to determine page rank is to see if the search term is in the URL name. Programs like Wordpress and Drupal have a very nice feature to rewrite article URLs to use the article name as the URL.

Here is an example from a Drupal-powered site: http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/studies-ids-modifiable-factors-associated-exceptionally-long-life-15452.html

Here is an example from a Wordpress-powered site: http://iamfourzerotwo.com/2008/02/11/rambo-call-of-duty-4-style-shoot-em-up/

In each of these, the spaces in the article title have been changed to dashes. Some of the default CMS structure still exists in the URL - in Drupal it still has the serial number of the article and in Wordpress it still has the date.

Ideally, this feature would be one users could optionally turn on; it would not be as useful for non-ASCII languages without a feature to rewrite the post title as ascii.

URLs should also be able to be configured to use section names, such as http://www.mysite.com/sports, which would then go to the appropriate section without any of the other Campsite naming structure.

This feature is also likely to result in greater search engine optimization, as URLs with the keywords tend to be placed higher in search results.

Change History

02/12/08 13:43:04 changed by mugur

  • version changed from 2.6.4 to none.

04/24/08 17:37:25 changed by mugur

  • milestone changed from 3.1.0 to 3.2.

07/23/08 19:22:25 changed by mugur

  • milestone changed from 3.2 to 3.3.

08/19/08 19:49:43 changed by douglas

  • description changed.
  • summary changed from Article name as URL to Article or section name as URL.

05/13/09 18:33:57 changed by mugur

  • version deleted.
  • milestone changed from 3.3 to 3.4.

06/23/09 15:02:48 changed by mugur

  • milestone changed from 3.4 to 3.5.