I frequently receive email from readers of How to Blog, sometimes thanking me and other times with blogging questions that they have which they hope that I can answer. In many of the latter cases, I am able to answer their questions and get them back happily blogging. But there are times when I just don’t know the answer. So, I have decided to post the support questions that I receive that I cannot help with on How to Blog to see if any of the blog’s readers can help each other out!
I already posted the first Reader Question regarding a problem after a WordPress upgrade.. I hope that you guys are able to help out on that one b/c I’m clueless.
What do you guys think of this new addition to the blog – the occasional posting of Reader Questions or even any articles or opinion pieces? I’m all ears!
Can you help my reader, Steven, who wrote in to me with the following problem?
I have recently upgraded to WordPress 2.7.1 from 2.6.
I was creating pages with wp 2.6. Underneath the post title was displayed the “url” or permalink, and I could edit and customize it any way I liked.
Now with wp 2.7.1, no matter what I enter in the page slug box, my new pages’ permalinks are always in the default format, ie the ugly permalinks with the numeric ids (despite that my permalink settings are set to ‘custom’). The old pages created with wp 2.6 are unaffected.
I have been struggling and researching for the past 5 hours and still can’t get it to work. I’ve read that there are some problems with ‘category slugs’ meant for posts, but so far I have not found any feedback about page slug or page permalinks.
Please help me.
Unfortunately, I’ve no suggestions for Steven with today’s Reader Question (RQ) — can YOU help him?
Please provide any and all suggestions in the comments section! Thanks from both myself and Steven for any assistance you can provide.
So I realized that I am doing all of this research for my work and that I’m taking a lot of notes….and that these notes would be helpful to other bloggers – doh! I had forgotten how this blog originated in the first place and am now getting back to my roots and will be writing posts on cool plugins or themes that I find, new blogging tips and tricks that I come across, etc. When I first started this blog, I never expected it to be read by, well, anyone. I was just blogging my experience on learning to blog partly because I thought it might be helpful to others but mostly just as an exercise in learning how to blog (and then mastering it). When the blog took off, I did put a lot more work into it, writing some posts purely for others’ benefits. And when I have the time again, I’d love to get back to doing that again. But in the meantime, there’s no reason why I shouldn’t be sharing stuff I come across while I’m working. And so that’s what I’m going to do from now on.