Do You Want to be a Beta Tester? [UPDATED]

I’ll give you a hint: the answer is “yes”.

I’ve finished the beta of my plugin Custom Post Permalinks, and if you want to help with beta testing, you can download the beta here:

You should be able to install that using WordPress’ upload installation; if that doesn’t work, well, maybe you shouldn’t be beta testing if you can’t manually install a plugin…


If you find a bug or think of a feature you’d like to see implemented, head on over to my bug tracker and create a ticket.

Also, I know that I didn’t do anything UI/UX related. See Ozh’s graph of how to develop a plugin for more information. And just because the beta is out doesn’t mean I won’t make drastic changes to the UI.


UPDATE 10/4/10

Special thanks toΒ Michael Fields for his help finding areas for improvement in the plugin. I love being a part of such a vibrant and helpful community as the WordPress community. When we work together to help make the software better then we all win. πŸ™‚

The new beta is up (at the same url. I promise it’s not an empty directory this time), and the tentative launch date for the new version (1.1) is Thursday morning. If there are no new bugs or easy feature requests by then, we’ll launch.

Also, here’s a sneak peek at the future for Custom Post Permalinks: GUI. Ajax powered GUI to help you construct the perfect permalink.

Kansas boy transplanted to DC. English major transplanted to web development. Lover of things.


  1. Jeff Ferrell · October 25, 2010

    Hi, John! Just added version 1.1.3 to my blog, and when I enter something like this


    and update my permalinks, it kicks back something like this in the text fields on the permalinks page:


    If I remove all the text from the fields, and leave them with “/”, I get the same thing when I update:


    Any idea what might be up? My custom permalinks on ordinary Posts seem to be working fine…

  2. Mmbee888 · December 6, 2010

    Great work, this is the plugin that I have been looking for. Thank you so much and you saved my day. πŸ˜€