Permalink management

(Mark Walkom) #1

It’d be really great if the permalink management section had the option for free text searching to find the category/topic ID. Currently I’ve been using site.json to find the category ID, and it’s a little clunky.

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(Jay Pfaffman) #2

What is it that you are trying to do?

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(Mark Walkom) #3

Add permalinks a little easier.

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(Jay Pfaffman) #4

I meant something like why are you adding permalinks? How many are you adding? Did you do an import? What is the source of the permalinks? They are useful only for incoming links, so there should be a way to automate adding them. That is why the ux for adding them is so bad. It’s usually the worst way to add them.

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(Mark Walkom) #5

We’ve been making a few changes and re/moving categories. There’s not a heap of them, maybe 30.

Doing them via the API is only really going to make it a whole bunch harder than it already is.

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(Jay Pfaffman) #6

That’s why I wanted to know more about what you were trying to do. Renaming a category automatically creates a permalink. But if you’re deleting them you do need to create one manually.

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(Mark Walkom) #7

Ahh ok! :slight_smile: The auto creation makes sense, but maybe that should be listed in with the other permalinks so it’s explicit?

However it’d still be great if the manual creation was a little easier. As per the OP, using category ID and not the text version is painful.

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