Here are a few examples of the translation WordPress does between links on my blog that are public and what WordPress itself actually sees.. Both links produce the same result. That comes into play soon.

WHEN YOU SEE…

https://cogdogblog.com/2020/01/cross-the-streams-code-fixing/

WORDPRESS SEES…

https://cogdogblog.com/?p=68643

Here p stands for post and it says to WordPress, “go inside the database and get me everything needed to present post identified as number 68643

WHEN YOU SEE…

https://cogdogblog.com/category/experiments

WORDPRESS SEES…

https://cogdogblog.com/?cat=6880

The number for cat stands is the database id for a category named “Experiments” so get all posts associated with this category

WHEN YOU SEE…

https://cogdogblog.com/2016/04

WORDPRESS SEES…

https://cogdogblog.com/?m=201604

I am not sure what the “m” stands for but its the access for blog archives by date, in this case all posts from April, 2016

These are just a few examples to reinforce the possibility that we can maybe do some creative mix and matching if we know the way WordPress builds its URLs


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