Wordpress Codex says: Make sure to end your structure with either %post_id% or %postname% (e.g. /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/) so that each permalink points to an individual post.

But I would like to set my website's permalink structure (to suite the Google News URL guidelines) like this: /%category%/%postname%-%year%%monthnum%%day%/

So, an example URL would look like this:

But this permalink structure appears to be against the quote from WP codex. Do you see any problems with my custom permalink structure? Please advise.

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In a word, No. As long as you have %postname somewhere in there you should be fine. Having it at the end, beginning, or middle shouldn't matter. Although the Codex is a great resource it's also edited and written by other WordPress users.

  • Small correction -- I think it should be shouldN'T matter. Thanks by the way!
    – its_me
    Mar 22, 2012 at 7:45
  • Sorry about that, Fixed :)
    – Brooke.
    Mar 22, 2012 at 8:14

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