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Edit subject without changing url

Hi all! 

 

Does anyone know if it's possibile to edit the subject of a forum post without getting the url updated? I've noticed now that the url is changed when we edit the subject. 

 

Thanks,

Lisa 

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Hi Lisa,

as far as I know and from my experience, the URL change will always happen, but I am happy to get proved wrong!

But the URL ID stays the same, and so, it will lead everyone into the correct board if the "old" URL is linked somewhere.

I hope this helps you.

Best, Esther

 

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@Lajs - As @Esther_H mentioned, the URL will always change - but irrespective of that, the URL will always redirect to the correct post. The reason the URL changes to the new subject is actually for the SEO friendliness. 

 

Also, the URL's on Khoros are dependent only on the ID's and rest of the part is just for readability and SEO.

 

I hope this helps.


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Just adding to what @Esther_H and @VarunGrazitti  have said.   The node type and post ID are the only really important things in the URL.  For example, here's a URL to this thread that works just fine:  https://community.khoros.com/t5/-/-/td-p/567588  You can put anything in the middle and the URL still directs to the correct post so changing the subject has no impact on the viability of the URL.  

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Hi all! 

Thanks for your answers! 
What I've been taught is that there is a chance that your posts could get worse ranking on Google if you change the url. That's why we would like to keep the url as it is even if we edit the subject of the post. 

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@Lajs - In that case, check with the Khoros PS if something could be accomodated as per your needs. May be, skipping the entire subject line  and just keeping the thread ID, which would mean you'd retain your original URL even if the title changes. In any case, there is no way this could be done by any form of customization, other than the PS.


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Thanks @VarunGrazitti for the advice!

I'll ask them 🙂

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@Lajs wrote:

Hi all! 

Thanks for your answers! 
What I've been taught is that there is a chance that your posts could get worse ranking on Google if you change the url. That's why we would like to keep the url as it is even if we edit the subject of the post. 


Interesting.  Is there a version of the URL you can use when cross-linking that takes out the subject factor from the URL? I prefer to use URLs that aren't dependent on where the content is located so that if it moves that the links across the web aren't broken when things move places. 

I know with some URLs I've seen that the message , post, thread id is right after the / and then anything after the ID could be the subject but that information is ignored.  So you could actually put gibberish in the subject portion of the url and it will still get to your content.  Khoros puts it more between /----/ which works as well

I can't speak for Google's rankings but I would think that having a working link is the priority.  If the URL changes yeah I can see why that might cause you to take a hit but why engineer something to force it to keep a subject? What if the subject lets out a company secret or is super negative?

Gonna play devil's advocate for a moment....

For example if someone created https://community.khoros.com/t5/Khoros-Communities-Blog/Poop/ba-p/623467 and and you couldn't change it?  That would be bad.  Being allowed to change helps you fix mistakes. 

Also what if it was crosslinked on someone elses blog? It would then resolve to the new url which you'd probably prefer the updated url is then referenced rather than the old one.

 

The correct link is:

https://community.khoros.com/t5/Khoros-Communities-Blog/Workflow-Enhancements-TKBs-and-Blogs/ba-p/62...

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