I pushed through some major changes to site URLs tonight. Every single site URL has now changed as a result, but the change is good, and all old URLs should still work just fine, seamlessly redirecting visitors to the new URLs. Just in case though, please let me know if you find a non-working URL.
The changes have to do with how post, category and tag URLs appear. WordPress, my site’s platform, allows me to change URL rewrite rules (the way a certain URL is generated when you visit a page on my site). I’ve wanted to make this change for a long time, and finally bit the bullet after first trying it out on one of my other sites, Dignoscentia.
Here’s what this means for you:
- http://www.raoulpop.com/2008/11/10/netflix-watch-instantly-comes-to-the-mac/ became https://raoulpop.com/2008/netflix-watch-instantly-comes-to-the-mac/ (and so on and so forth for all my other posts)
- http://www.raoulpop.com/category/articles became https://raoulpop.com/c/articles/ (and so on and so forth for all my other categories)
- http://www.raoulpop.com/tag/photos became https://raoulpop.com/t/photos/ (and so on and so forth for all my other tags)
These changes may not be important to some, but they are to me. Once I get something like this in my head, something that I think will help me organize my content a little better and make the URLs a little shorter and easier to type, I have to go through with it.
I have some more changes planned for the actual categories themselves, such as re-organizing my content into more logical categories. I also need to finish tagging all my posts (currently 1242 posts and counting).
This is all part of my long-term efforts to properly curate my content. You may want to have a look at the site news tag to see what other changes I’ve made to the site over time. It’s been an interesting journey with quite a bit of work behind the scenes, but I like doing this sort of stuff a lot.