Wow - i’m really surprised about this. clean URLs are standard and table stakes for applications with a lot of content. We’re building a directory and all of the listing having such an ugly url and not allowing our listing owners to customize it (without the record id) is a huge limitation and may affect our decision to stay on Softr.
Is there any way programmatically to generate all of the redirects? We have over 5000 listings in the database already and I’m not going to manually set up the redirects for all of them.
@johntreadway why would you need to care about ids at the end ? for SEO it doesn’t matter for readers also not a big deal as appears at the end like this page here has this slug https://community.softr.io/t/seo-slug-not-working-correctly/904/6 we do add record id to enable you easily change the slug over time.
We are considering perhaps removing or giving an option to remove recordId from URL but it will have a consequences later when you want to change it from one slug to another.
Overall community platforms like those have it, listing platforms like etsy have it etc… https://www.etsy.com/listing/1313213067/canva-premium-lifetime-account-get-canva
In some use cases, the slug being unchanging is precisely what is desired. For example, my real estate brokerage gives each agent their own website ( joinreal.com /zach-peterson ). In many cases, agents purchase a domain to appear more professional (www.dwellifi.com) which would then forward to their agent website.
What would be your recommendation in these instances?