I started a blog some months before. I tried to maintain them in a proper category. So people can search/get contents easily. But now i feel, all the articles are being messed up.

Please suggest a way, i can categorize them. And i must have not to face 404 problem.

Currently there are around 120 articles on my site.

Please suggest any generic list of category and subcategory which can suite to most of the website , if someone has..

Thanks in advance

  • No list of categories and subcategories will work for "most websites". You can't make that sort of thing generic.
    – Quentin
    Commented Dec 12, 2010 at 9:25

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We're not here to run your site for you. You should decide what categories best suit your site, based on the articles you currently have (and the types of articles you plan to have in the future).

Regarding the "404 problem", all you need to is redirect all the old URLs to the new ones. If you only change the names of a category (e.g. oldcategory/article to newcategory/article) you can use a more generic rewrite rule.

If articles have moved to all different categories (e.g. oldcategory/article1 to newcat1/article1 and oldcategory/article2 to newcat2/article2) then you will need to redirect individual articles.

  • I was looking for a generic list not only for my site. I found the same some day ago. But missed it. So i believe that people can suggest more better and generic answer. Commented Dec 12, 2010 at 7:16
  • @articlestack: But it depends entirely on your web site and its content. If your blog is about kittens you wouldn't have an "HTML" category. Even if it's a technology blog an HTML category could be too specific. Sorry if you think its a cop-out but you have to decide for yourself! Commented Dec 13, 2010 at 11:10
  • Might be, i am not able to answer properly because i am example less this time. I'll try to make some example to clarify my need and question Commented Dec 15, 2010 at 3:40

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