Don't Change Your Title!

Last Update: September 05, 2015

Edu (TopAchiever) just did a blog about having your blog deleted for violating the rules at WA. You can read it at https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/topachiever/blog/t... If you overstep your bounds, all your viewers will see is an "Oops!" message similar to that shown below -


Another way to lose your blog, tutorial, or question...


Note that overstepping the rules at WA isn't the only way to lose your work though. Once you've hit the "Publish" button, the system assigns a URL to your blog, your training, or your question - and that URL is base on the title (or question) you've written.

If you decide to edit your work, and change the title as part of your editing effort, you've just changed the URL. Anyone hunting for your original masterpiece will be replaced with the "Oops!" message you see above.

Don't change the title once you've hit "Publish"!


You can change your headings, add or remove pictures, or even completely delete and re-write your blog, add steps to your training or change the video,... you get the idea. Any edit is fair game after you've published - just not the title.

There is no way to use a redirect or work some other magic once you've changed the title. The announcement has gone out to the membership at WA - and it has a non-working URL.

Avoid the hassle - don't touch the title once you've published!

Dennis


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GinaGo Premium
Thank you Dennis. I am one that would do it to try to correct a typo. Appreciate you pointing this out. ~Gina
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Prestones Premium
Hi Gina!

Ah yes - the infamous typo correction.

I have to resist the urge to correct spelling and punctuation errors (or omissions) - and hope the error make the post more memorable.

It's a stretch, but that's my poor rationalization for letting the error go ;)

Dennis
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Christabelle Premium
Thank you for this information! :)
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Prestones Premium
Hi Christa -

I'm hoping every little bit helps!

Dennis
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Christabelle Premium
It definitely does! :)
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krazykat Premium
It all makes sense now! Thanks. Btw, I giggle every time I look at your profile picture :-) Love it.
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Prestones Premium
That's what I'm here for Val - grins and giggles!

Dennis
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krazykat Premium
Hahahahahaha. Too funny. Thank you.
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RonAlderman Premium
Great piece of information to know. Thanks.
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Prestones Premium
Just a little something to file away for future reference Ron. Hope it helps!

Dennis
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PaulBoudreau Premium
Thank you Dennis for this information .
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Prestones Premium
It'll be great if it saves having a headache down the road Paul!

Dennis
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