Skip to main content

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.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Stats Components Are Significant, In Their Own Context

One popular Stats related accessory, which displays pageview information to the public, is the "Popular Posts" gadget.

Popular Posts identifies from 1 to 10 of the most popular posts in the blog, by comparing Stats pageview counts. Optional parts of the display of each post are a snippet of text, and an ever popular thumbnail photo.

Like many Stats features, blog owners have found imaginative uses for "Popular Posts" - and overlook the limitations of the gadget. Both the dynamic nature of Stats, and the timing of the various pageview count recalculations, create confusion, when Popular Posts is examined.

Free Domain Registration By "UNONIC" Is Fraudulent

Blogger blog owners, like everybody else, like to save money.

Some blog owners prefer to save money when registering a custom domain, for their blogs. We've seen several free domain registration services, providing what is claimed to be a two level Top Level Domain "co.xx" (where "xx" == various country codes).

The latest in this ongoing story appears to be "net.tf" - and 13 other "top level domains".There is also an additional free service offering third-level .tf domains, under the name United Names Organisation. They occupy 14 second-level domains, including .eu.tf, .us.tf, .net.tf, and .edu.tf. They are run by the same company as smartdots.com, and are given away as URL redirections.