Here is a cheap but useful trick for you WordPress bloggers- don’t sap your readers with 10 mile long URLs.
If you use the Permalink option to publish your posts based on the date, time, generally it turns a long title blog post like above into something horrible like:
That is butt ugly and pretty much says to anyone with some slightly advanced WP skills… “I am a n00b”.
All it takes is to create a shorter link portion is an edit in the Post Slug box, one or two words that capture the essence of the post and voila! A tidier URL, in this case, http://cogdogblog.com/2007/02/14/slugs
There, you can now help reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by the web, by reducing the transmission of extraneous text characters. Make your URLs shorter today!
The post "Pimp Up Your WordPress Guru Status- Trimming Those Long Titled Posts with Slugs" was originally pushed out of the bottom of a purple jar of Play-Doh at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2007/02/slugs/) on February 15, 2007.