[pmwiki-users] Change default page name separator to "-", ie "Page-Name"

The Editor editor at fast.st
Wed Feb 25 13:57:37 CST 2009

Have you looked at the cluster/hg recipes? They do much more, and
there is still one dot in the name... But they get you pretty close...
Or perhaps could be tweaked to do something like this.


On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 1:16 PM, Ed W <lists at wildgooses.com> wrote:
> OK, I may as well ask all my controversial questions at once...
> I notice that all the cool cats on the web have moved their URLs to be
> in the style of "this-is-my-page-about-milk-drinks" since most search
> engines seem to be able to parse this as separate words (and Google's
> algorithm appear to give extra weight to links which contain keywords in
> the link pointing to a page containing those keywords)
> Given that I notice PmWiki moving away from CamelCase wiki words, it
> seems like there should be little resistance to proposing a change in
> the default URL naming convention also...
> Changing to a different separator character than the current "no
> seperator and capitalise each word" seems straightforward on the
> surface.  It would obviously be helpful to adjust the function which
> loads pages from disk to maintain backwards compatibility with old named
> pages (depending on how the on disk name is chosen of course)
> This seems to be the recipe which causes most probability of affecting
> other parts of the code, hence the tentative proposal to include in core
> pmwiki...
> So, how about it...
> Ed W
> P.S.  Please no replies about how you got to the top on google without
> fancy URLs.  Yes it's just one part of the whole seo process, but it
> seems to be an important one, and google still doesn't seem to breakup
> CamelCaseWords when parsing link urls (check your google webmaster
> account for your site to see this)
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