How to remove date from superlink?

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  • #2849009
    leveveg
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    I must find a way to remove the date from superlinks.

    The blog I need help with is: (visible only to logged in users)

    #2849182

    Howdy –

    The permalink for posts is not able to be edited in this way. You can edit the ending text, but the date will remain.

    A work around would be to use a page permalink rather than a post one. Pages do not include the date the same way as a post.

    #2849186
    leveveg
    Member
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    I’m very sad to learn this! I do now have to return to Google’s Blogger, where there’s no date in the permalink. If I add new stuff to an old post, f.ex. new images, I must have the possibility to repost it at the top of my blog without changing the date, i.e. the permalink, and break all former links leading to the post.

    I can’t understand why WordPress can be this stupid? To pay is no alternative, as there’s nobody to pay the hosting costs after my deadth:

    https://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/hosting-your-website-after-death–cms-23492

    Still I might re-post some galleries and some of my most important work in WordPress, to make it accessible if Blogger goes black after my deadth.

    Anyway, for me it’s more important to have my writings and galleries up running after my deadth, than having a fancy blog.

    I really encourage WordPress to remove the date from the permalink in the free blogs, so that people depended on reposting old improved stuff on the top of the blog, like it’s a new post, can do so without breaking the permalink.

    In Blogger I often find an old post I see can be improved, as I all the time gather new information and images. Then the post becomes like new and deserved to be republished as new, but with the same permalink, on the top of the blog.

    As it is now people who take their blogging seriousely and steadily improve their posts, are forced to leave WordPress for the benefit of Blogger.

    Please fix this MAJOR error in WordPress! Yes, I see it as an intolerable error.

    #2849199

    Thank you for sharing those details. I am going to do some testing to see what I can figure out. Perhaps I’ll find a work around that will do the trick.

    I will post an update in this thread for you later on.

    #2849210

    Hello –

    One option is to use Pages as they do not include the date in their permalink like the posts do. We aren’t able to remove the date portion of those links.

    Another option is to leave the date unchanged but mark the posts as sticky to move them to the top. Later on you could remove the sticky status so the post falls back down in order if you want.

    Here is additional information to help:
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/post-visibility/#sticky-posts
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    #2849227
    leveveg
    Member
    Original poster

    Thanks for advices! Still it’s important for me that when I upgrade an old post nowbody will understand it’s a refreshed post, but that they think it’s a brand new post. This will make it easier to update my blog more regularly, to keep readers attracted, with refreshing old stuff rather than to make new stuff from the ground every time. So WordPress is too static for my way of blogging.

    I still really can’t understand why WordPress made their template so static? Was it really necessary to add the date to the permalinks? Doesn’t WordPress like flexible bloggers?

    #2849228
    leveveg
    Member
    Original poster

    Thanks for advices! Still it’s important for me that when I upgrade an old post nobody will understand it’s a refreshed post, but that they think it’s a brand new post. This will make it easier to update my blog more regularly, to keep readers attracted, with refreshing old stuff rather than to make new stuff from the ground every time. So WordPress is too static for my way of blogging.

    I still really can’t understand why WordPress made their template so static? Was it really necessary to add the date to the permalinks? Doesn’t WordPress like flexible bloggers?

    #2849233
    leveveg
    Member
    Original poster

    I do now realize that Blogger has a date, it’s just that the date doesn’t update if I republish the post as a top post. Blogger has a botton called Automatic Publishing, and using this the post always enter the top, with the same permalink, including date.

    Here’s an example from 2015/05 (link), reposted on 12th December 2016 (post):

    http://permaliv.blogspot.no/2015/05/victoria-hotell-i-gjvik-ar-1900.html

    I think WordPress should install this button, Automatic Publishing, as well!

    #2849243

    Thanks for the feedback. We currently do not have this feature but I will pass your feature request on to our developers.

    With WordPress.com, the only option will be to assign the post as sticky, automatically pushing it to the top, acting as a new post. This option does not change the date in the permalink like you desire.

    #2849267

    This is incredibly silly that WordPress.org users have been able to fully customize permalinks for YEARS, yet WordPress.com users still can’t?

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