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WordPress Words: Slug

A slug is a few words that describe a post or a page. Slugs are URL friendly version of the post title (which has been automatically generated by WordPress), but a slug can be anything you like. Slugs are meant to be used with permalinks as they help describe what the content at the URL is.

WordPress Codex – Glossary Definition of Slug

A permalink is a URL at which a resource or article will be permanently stored. Many pages driven by Content Management systems contain excerpts of content which is frequently rotated, making linking to bits of information within them a game of chance. Permalinks allow users to bookmark full articles at a URL they know will never change, and will always present the same content.

WordPress Codex – Glossary Definition of Permalink

About The Word

In WordPress the slug is the specific address of a post or Page after the domain name. By default, it is a number, the post or Page ID number. Through the use of pretty permalinks, WordPress generates a semantic structure for the slug, which by default is the year, month, date, and post title in readable numbers and words. This may be modified on self-hosted WordPress sites.

Example post permalink: http://wordpress.org/development/2006/06/wordpress-tips-editing-posts/

The slug for that post is “wordpress-tips-editing-posts“.

In general, most people have no need to modify the slug of a WordPress post or Page. WordPress generates it automatically when creating a post or Page, cleaning it up to remove extraneous code and adding hyphens between the words. The main reasons people edit the slug is to shorten the length of the URL if the title is long, and to put more emphasis on SEO keywords.

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Jen Mylo Series: Putting a Site on a Domain

Jen Mylo series “Site Setup Journal: Prologue,” is about how she has set out on her adventure to set up a website on a self owned domain by using only the resources available to the average Joe. She then continues to express her frustration of trying to accomplish this task. Mylo has set this series up in a way that will make you want to read her next articles.
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Creating a Static Front Page

Creating a Static Front Page isn’t just fun and innovative it also makes your blog look more like a professional website and less like a “blog”. Static front pages give all your readers and visitors the same welcome. Be it an announcement, how to get around or what your site offers, one thing is for sure, it is informative and it is direct. You can have your site be purely static or you can make it a hybrid blog and also include a “blog” page. Both have their own pros and cons. Continue reading Creating a Static Front Page

WordPress Pageviews Options

When navigating a website you need to know what it is that you are looking at, especially if you are trying to explain something to someone. These are pageviews and here are all the pageviews you need to know on WordPress.

Front Pageview

The front pageview  will be the first thing readers will see when stumbling on your site. Depending on what kind of a site you are running your front pageview could be static or promote your latest blog posts. It could also be featured posts, or your sticky notes.

Front Pageview Example

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