Post Slugs Update (we've been there, haven't we ?)
Sunday, 17 January 2021 00:54:17 by Khodok
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Post slugs have been updated
What’s new ?
What changed ?
- Post slugs changed
- Slugs are based off the title, which means if the title is “This post will talk about Banana Split”, the post slug will be “this-post-will-talk-about-banana-split”.
- There’s a big problem with that, if two titles are the same (which I want it to be possible, for different reasons but also because I don’t have much more ideas on how to name the Wednesday Posts), the two slugs will bug because they’ll be the same, and slugs HAVE to be different (for a few reasons, first: they kinda act like an ID (it’s the only other thing that can be used as an ID with Django), second: if two posts have the same slug… how would you go to one or the other ? well you couldn’t).
Good news !
the old code for auto generated slugs was:
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Basically if the slug doesn’t exist create one based on the title.
The code is now:
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Meaning even more basically:
If the post doesn’t have a slug, create one, but if the slug you’re trying to exist already exists, add a number after it, starting with 2 (so if the slug “this-post-will-talk-about-banana-split” exists, create “this-post-will-talk-about-banana-split-2”), and voilà, we can have two times the same title but the auto slug will be different
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