Major link structure update

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With Musings starting to get so big it was time for a change. Right now the site has as of this post 922 different unique Posts, 9 different Pages, 97 various Categories and a whopping 8,322 individual Tags. That is a great deal considering that the site has been up just over 13 months. Many blogs that are run in house by just 2 people usually do not even see that number in 2 or 3 years. It just shows that we are dedicated to making your experience here at Musings From Us as enjoyable as possible.

I know that I do not post as many articles or posts as my wife Rho does but I do much more on the site then just add content. Every time that she posts a review of a movie, DVD or video it is me that goes and collects the links that goes with it. It is me that goes and makes sure all of the screen shots are made and that a main graphic is used for the article. It is me that maintains the website in its entirety. While she might spend 20 minutes on the writing sometimes I might spend 2 hours on the maintenance for that post with all the things that I do on the site.

Because the site has grown to the size that it has and the way that WordPress handles the calls to the database it does I have had to change the way that the links on the site are done. This is done with Permalinks inside the settings of the blog software. We were usings /%category%/%postname%/ as was suggested many months ago for various reasons. It also looked better then /p=?19760 or some such number. But with category as the first call to the database it has the potential of putting a strain on the database, even with site and page caching. Therefore as of today the new permalink structure for the site is going to be /%year%/%postname%/.

The change in the structure wont have a noticeable effect on your visit with up except maybe make it faster. What it will do is make sure that the site will be fully scalable from now into the far seeable future. We want to make sure that this blog will be here for your enjoyment for years to come and this one change will help see to that. All the links that you may have bookmarked will still work as we have plugins in place that will make sure you get to the right page. We have considered this change very carefully and feel that it would be better to do this now then when the database and site are just to big to do so easily.

We hope that you enjoy the site and all the articles and reviews that we have here for you. Since it is also the holiday season when I am writing this I wish you all the best and bright blessings during this Yuletide Season.

May the road always rise up to meet your feet!