I know it’s been ages since I’ve posted and I’m so sorry for that. Life has kept me constantly busy and I haven’t been able to tend to How to Blog nearly as often as I’d like. I did want to make sure everyone knew that the latest version of WordPress is currently 2.9.1 – make sure to upgrade!
I do intend to write a few posts soon, including info about some of the really cool wordpress plugins I’ve recently stumbled across.
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.