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Removing The "/p/" From the URL

Ever since Blogger (finally) gave us the option to add static pages to our blogs, blog owners started asking
How do I make my pages URLs cleaner? The "/p/" in the URL is so messy looking.
Our typical response would be simple.
Sorry, you're stuck with the URL, as is, for a static page.
And, that was that.

Later, Blogger gave us the ability to redirect URLs within the blog - and that changed.

This is the URL of one useful static page, in this blog.

http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/p/what-are-differences-between-pages-and.html

Here an alternate URL, which also references that page.

http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/what-are-differences-between-pages-and.html

Click on the link, and note where you go.

To make the alternate URL work, all that I did was use the "Custom Redirects" feature, and add a new entry.

From: /what-are-differences-between-pages-and.html
To: /p/what-are-differences-between-pages-and.html

Of course, the address displayed will be the address published - not the address entered into the browser. You can't change the address displayed - you can only simplify what has to be entered. And, to maintain proper spam mitigation policy, you can only redirect within the base URL of the blog.

Other than that, the possibilities are almost endless.

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