Check Our Broken Blog Links – UPDATED

Greetings on this beautiful fall day in Kentucky!

Have you EVER linked to this blog?

If so, please read on…I recently changed our permalinks from the “ugly” default (which just used numbers) to giving the day and name of the blog or post.

If you know what a “permalink” is you can skip this paragraph. It is the permanent URLs to individual weblog posts, as well as categories and other lists of weblog postings. A permalink is what another weblogger will use to link to articles or pages on this blog, or how I may have sent a link to you by e-mail.

I know…you are NEVER supposed to change these…hence the name permalink. But I am hoping that in the long run more search engines will pick up our posts and hence, eventually, more traffic to this blog.  And hence, a greater understanding of Passionist life and a greater love for Jesus Crucified…

BUT IN THE MEANTIME…all the links to blog posts that you have ever linked to on this blog are now broken.  If possible would you be able to retrieve those links and reconnect them? Just leave a comment here if you want me to find the post you had linked to and I’ll send you the new link.  I am very grateful for any help you can give.

May the Lord reward you for helping to make known Passionist life.

UPDATE:  ALL IS WELL…read this blog post to see how this problem was taken care of.

5 thoughts on “Check Our Broken Blog Links – UPDATED

  1. I was sent here by one of my friends to see if I could help. WordPress has a built-in redirection function that transparently sends people through to the new URL, unfortunately factors in the hosting environment can affect how properly that works.

    You may want to open a ticket with your hosting company. They should be able to help you deal with it on their end.

  2. You are using WordPress !

    Congrats…

    As far as i know your default links will automatically convert to pretty permalinks as soon as someone comes to your site.

    For an example: if a Site links to you as:

    http://www.passionistnuns.org/blog/?p=345

    then when a viewer opens this links in his browser wordpress permanlink will kick in and automagically turn that into a permalink with date and page title.

    Try it and see for yourself.. your links aren’t broken yet… so don’t worry

  3. Hi.
    I saw on Twitter that you might need a bit of help. Broken links can be re-directed using a plug in called Simple 301 Redirects. Another plug in called SEO Ultimate has a function called 404 Monitor that will alert you to broken links. If you don’t wish to install a large plug in like SEO Ultimate, there is another one called JH 404 Logger that will log missing links as well.

    Hope this helps.

    God Bless!

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