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Posts that go over multiple pages

easyrider
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Posts that go over multiple pages

I have seen some people split their posts into two or more pages, with the URLs like this:

http://www.domain.com/postname/

http://www.domain.com/postname/2/

http://www.domain.com/postname/3/

(for three pages)

How do you do this on Wordpress (which is what they have used too)?
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jimcoe
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In the built-in WordPress editor, you can edit the page/post path (called the slug or permalink) and make it whatever you want, when first creating a post.

If you change the path of an old post, people who have linked to it will get a 404 (page not found) error. And there could be WordPress internal issues. So, you'd need to do a 301 (permanently moved) redirect. The "Redirection" plugin makes 301's easy to create and to manage.

You can also affect the order of posts on the page where your posts appear, by editing their dates, with the latest displayed on top.

Pages offer even more options than posts, with parent/child relations, order numbers and menu system order and displayed name controls.

I've grown used to a certain WordPress framework and theme set (StudioPress "Genesis" framework and their "child themes") so not sure how much that affects flexibility.

There are several plugins for changing post order too.

Hope this helps...
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easyrider
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In the built-in WordPress editor, you can edit the page/post path (called the slug or permalink) and make it whatever you want, when first creating a post.


It doesn't allow you to put a slash in there.
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Greg
 
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jimcoe
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Ah, I see what you mean Greg. It probably has to conform to the site structure. Would have to do some experiments to check into this further. And you don't want to go too crazy with 301 redirects, though they should work for that, I think.
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Make the other two pages child pages of the first, and I think that will do what you want.
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easyrider
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Thanks Grady, but won't that only work if the first one is a page (rather than a post)?
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