Just a quick question regarding the URL (template) structures in expression engine.
I have an established site that has been live for almost a year. I was brand new to EE when I set up and therefore I am finding better ways of building the site all the time.
I have a template group and set of templates like so
template_group/template/ walks/find/ walks/findwalk/ walks/view/ walks/search/
walks/view/ is is my single entry template.
walks/find/ is my main listing template. This includes a list of all the latest entries, together with a search box.
walks/findwalk/ is exactly the same as the
find template, but it displays results from categories, so the url ends up something like
walks/search/ is the same again, except it contains my search results.
I know, not very DRY, but I was new.
So I am looking at simplifying it slightly and condensing the templates down. The way I see it, I would be quite happy to have single page view separate, and a single template for the listing page.
I have just started using Switchee, and I think this would be good here.
Ideally my listing template would be
walks/find/ which, by using switchee, would check for
walks/find/search walks/find/category walks/find/
So that's fine. Nicer URL's, less templates. However, I am a bit unsure as to how this will effect my current search results in search engines.
By far, the url thats hit on most is
walks/find/, so that will stay the same, but then nearly all the next most hit urls are:
What will happen to these results in google? Is there a way to ensure the links stay active?
Sorry for the long post!
Just realised I'm not even using the index template within the template group, so i could clean these urls up a bit further but dropping the need for
walks/search walks/category walks/ walks/(entry_title)
This would look a lot better. Just wondering if there is a way to drop the
category at all? This would mean i could get
walks/category_name/entry_title which would look better still!