I've changed everything I could find in the language editor from "blog(s)" to "article(s)" as well as the tab setting.
But the pages still read vfxg.org/profiles/blogs/article-title
Is this possible to change?
I'd very much like it to read vfxg.org/articles/article-title or at a minimum, vfxg.org/profiles/articles
Thanks in advance for any help!
I had a similar situation in the past. I created a new Ning "page" with the URL that I wanted. For example, make a page for yoursitename/profiles/articles/list
by entering profiles/articles/list in the URL box
and then add this code to the custom box on that page (click Meta first):
You can see that on my site, if you go to this URL: http://jqueryhelp.ning.com/profiles/articles/list
it will in fact take you to http://jqueryhelp.ning.com/profiles/blog/list
Switch out jqueryhelp.ning.com for your site's main URL.
I don't know if this will solve your problem, but it is a way to create a new URL on Ning for an existing page.
That is really helpful, TJ - and it almost solves my problem. With your solution (which is quite clever), I would be able to give out a more appropriate URL, but unfortunately once the page is loaded, the address bar would still read /profiles/blog/title.
I'd very much like for it to read site.com/articles/title or site.com/profiles/articles/title
Thanks for the suggestion! I really appreciate it. :) If you have any other ideas, I'm all ears!
I could just transfer each article from a "blog" entry to a brand new page, but then I would break any links bookmarked by visitors, as well as search index page rank. Also, I'd miss out on the "blog list" module for the front page, and would have to create a new, manually-updated list page. Hrmm.
In the future, when HTML5 is fully implemented, we will be able to change part of the URL in the address bar with history.pushState.
Another idea is to have a page that contains a blog post redirect to http://xxx.xxx/profiles/article?title=TheTitle which would be the URL of a Ning "page" which would then load the blog post from its current location and put it on this new page. I don't think you could easily move the comments though, and if it is possible to move the comments and New Comments box, the new comment might not save correctly. But at least you'd have "article" in the URL of the blog post and it would show in the browser's address bar.