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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #200 on: January 28, 2022, 10:09:29 AM »
Can anyone help with a Wordpress question?

I uploaded a pdf and set the slug/permalink. I would like to be able to upload a new file and keep the same url. Visiting the permalink works, however, when clicked it redirects to where the file is stored - mywebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/filename.pdf. Is there a way to have it show the permalink in the url, so that if someone bookmarks the page and then comes back later they will see the updated file?

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Seems to me your question is can you make the slug/permalink be a rewrite rather than a redirect?

(I don't really know wordpress so don't know the answer.)

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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #201 on: January 28, 2022, 10:13:16 AM »
Seems to me your question is can you make the slug/permalink be a rewrite rather than a redirect?

(I don't really know wordpress so don't know the answer.)
Unsure, I use a plugin called Redirection which allows redirects and passthroughs (where it shows the url you choose but the page at the target url). It works really nicely but it doesn't allow passthroughs for pdf files.
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #202 on: January 28, 2022, 10:36:33 AM »
Unsure, I use a plugin called Redirection which allows redirects and passthroughs (where it shows the url you choose but the page at the target url). It works really nicely but it doesn't allow passthroughs for pdf files.
Ok so "passthrough" is their name for rewrite.

It's not just "showing" the target url with a redirect, it's actually going to that page instead. The rewrite engine is basically sending back a message "go find this content at <TARGET_URL>" and the browser then requests that other page.

With a rewrite, the rewrite engine basically tells the server "instead of <SLUG_URL> give me the page <TARGET_URL>" and then passes it back to the browser as <SLUG_URL>

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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #203 on: January 28, 2022, 10:49:40 AM »
Ok so "passthrough" is their name for rewrite.

It's not just "showing" the target url with a redirect, it's actually going to that page instead. The rewrite engine is basically sending back a message "go find this content at <TARGET_URL>" and the browser then requests that other page.

With a rewrite, the rewrite engine basically tells the server "instead of <SLUG_URL> give me the page <TARGET_URL>" and then passes it back to the browser as <SLUG_URL>
Interesting!
And here's info about the plugin I use https://redirection.me/support/redirect-actions/
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #204 on: January 28, 2022, 11:05:39 AM »
The rewrite engine is basically sending back a message "go find this content at <TARGET_URL>" and the browser then requests that other page.
I forgot to say, if it is a redirect, make sure it's a 302 (temporary) not 301 (permanent) redirect. Otherwise, once someone visits the slug link they'll have it cached in the browser and even after you change the target the browser might go straight to the old target link without even querying the slug link first.

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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #205 on: January 28, 2022, 11:07:45 AM »
I forgot to say, if it is a redirect, make sure it's a 302 (temporary) not 301 (permanent) redirect. Otherwise, once someone visits the slug link they'll have it cached in the browser and even after you change the target the browser might go straight to the old target link without even querying the slug link first.
Ah, it has options for that but I never knew what it meant. Thanks!
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #206 on: October 21, 2022, 04:13:04 AM »
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #207 on: October 21, 2022, 03:02:57 PM »
Looking to start a website, what's the standard hosting service people use?

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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #208 on: October 21, 2022, 03:19:58 PM »
Looking to start a website, what's the standard hosting service people use?

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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #209 on: October 25, 2022, 08:07:15 PM »
Looking to start a website, what's the standard hosting service people use?
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #210 on: October 25, 2022, 09:19:31 PM »
Not heavily in the field, but I thought bluehost and digital ocean are big in this space

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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #211 on: October 27, 2022, 12:47:13 PM »
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #212 on: October 28, 2022, 04:56:44 PM »
Not heavily in the field, but I thought bluehost and digital ocean are big in this space
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #213 on: November 10, 2022, 09:23:23 AM »
Any recommendation for website hosting for Wordpress?
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #214 on: November 10, 2022, 09:36:23 AM »
I generally use Bluehost

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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #215 on: November 10, 2022, 09:56:45 AM »
Any recommendation for website hosting for Wordpress?
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #216 on: November 10, 2022, 11:20:40 AM »
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #217 on: November 10, 2022, 11:37:32 AM »

I used to host many of my clients wordpress sites on nexcess (after moving many from bluehost) but they've become unreliable. I've been using siteground lately and am pretty satisfied.
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #218 on: November 10, 2022, 12:59:28 PM »
I used to host many of my clients wordpress sites on nexcess (after moving many from bluehost) but they've become unreliable. I've been using siteground lately and am pretty satisfied.
unreliable in what way?
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #219 on: December 28, 2022, 07:20:04 AM »
unreliable in what way?
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