Fixing WordPress slugs

Slug is a short name for WordPress post. It looks like this-is-your-post-title. One of the applications of posts is in permalinks. Having post title (or part of it) in the link makes the URL slightly longer, but much more easier to identify.

Now, sometimes people tweak the way slugs are structured. Or people import posts from unsupported blogging systems and forget to make slugs. Regenerating slugs for all posts in the database is very easy and does not require any scripting at all! After importing your posts (or tweaking the slug generation mechanism) simply run the upgrade.php script, which is in the WordPress wp-admin folder. That’s it!

2 thoughts on “Fixing WordPress slugs”


  1. Nifty idea… though the only time I import content is from previous mySQL backups after my free host “accidentally” misplaces a few files.

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