#1
  1. No Profile Picture
    Registered User
    SEO Chat Explorer (0 - 99 posts)

    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    28
    Rep Power
    0

    SEO friendly urls using wordpress and nginx


    Hi there,

    This might be the wrong place to ask this, but worth a shot.

    I am trying to optimise my wordpress blog for SEO and I understand my page urls are terrible. For example they have the page number in them.

    I am suggested the following...
    You do not have your postname in the URL of your posts and pages, it is highly recommended that you do. Consider setting your permalink structure to /%postname%/.
    You can fix this on the Permalink settings page.

    However when I change it, it breaks everything, 404's everywhere so I have to change it back to 'plain'.

    My developer is using nginx for the blog and website, both under the same domain. There is a guide "Documentation on Nginx configuration." https://codex.wordpress.org/Nginx but I dont understand what I need to do and neither does my developer ?

    Any help is much appreciated?

    Thanks.
  2. #2
  3. Digital Marketing
    SEO Chat Mastermind (5000+ posts)

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    7,712
    Rep Power
    5417
    It's really hard to break a wordpress website. Hire a different developer?
  4. #3
  5. No Profile Picture
    Registered User

    Join Date
    May 2017
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    0
    Thanks sir for explaining these things in more detail.
  6. #4
  7. No Profile Picture
    Registered User

    Join Date
    May 2017
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    0
    Originally Posted by KernelPanic
    It's really hard to break a wordpress website. Hire a different developer?
    Yeah may be
  8. #5
  9. SeoRaptor
    SEO Chat Good Citizen (1000 - 1499 posts)

    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    France, Civens
    Posts
    1,234
    Rep Power
    1907
    Hi Are you using plesk ?

    EDIT:

    Are you using PHP 7.x?
    Last edited by Pierre Benneton; Sep 20th, 2017 at 05:27 AM.
    Owner of Bennetonable | AdWords certified - Analytics qualified
    On-Page SEO Cheat Sheet | "My opinions are my own. Feel free to disagree & think above the fold."

Similar Threads

  1. Google friendly urls
    By C2B_Steve in forum Google Optimization
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Aug 4th, 2008, 05:38 AM
  2. More SE Friendly URLs
    By Chris M in forum Google Optimization
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Sep 6th, 2005, 03:37 AM
  3. Friendly URLs
    By petrosz in forum Google Optimization
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Feb 18th, 2005, 10:19 PM
  4. SE Friendly URLs for Google
    By BubbaGump in forum Google Optimization
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: Jan 3rd, 2004, 02:45 PM

IMN logo majestic logo threadwatch logo seochat tools logo