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FAQ

Customers who purchased Permalink Manager Pro via this website and have a valid license key are the only ones eligible for plugin updates and technical support. Even if your Permalink Manager license expires, you will still be able to access all of its functions. All custom permalinks and redirects will continue to work as usual, and all settings will be retained.

It is not possible to purchase Permalink Manager Pro under a subscription model, thus the license keys are not automatically renewed. Therefore, you will not be charged for anything else after your license expires. However, unless you purchase a “lifetime” license or renew your key for another year, you will no longer be able to access customer support and access the plugin files.

You have the option of extending your key at any time, both before and after it expires. Please enter your license key on the “License info” page to find out how long it is valid.

If you are presently using the free version of the plugin and need to upgrade to the Pro version for whatever reason, the procedure is fairly simple. Please install the plugin by following the steps that have been provided here, and then deactivate the Permalink Manager Lite plugin. It is not necessary to keep both plugins enabled.

The procedure is absolutely risk-free, and none of your data, including any custom permalinks or settings, will be lost at any point throughout the migration process.

Yes, the same “single domain” license key may be used for both the staging and production websites at the same time. Also, the same “single domain” license can be used across all domains in a WordPress multi-site (network) setup. If you have a “multi-domain” license, you can use the same license across all of your websites without any restrictions.

Please keep in mind that the update server logs are inspected on a regular basis, and access to plugin updates may be restricted for users who try to misuse the license key.

A single page or category may only have one unique permalink assigned to it in order to minimize server resource consumption and processing time. This means that you may not use URL parameters to define additional custom permalinks for the same page and then rewrite these URL parameters to get “pretty permalinks“.

A sample custom permalink defined with Permalink Manager:
https://shop.com/clothes/shirts/

A sample custom permalink with query arguments:
https://shop.com/clothes/shirts?filter_material=wool&filter_color=blue

When a visitor requests a page, Permalink Manager parses the URL, but does not take into account the $_GET variables (query parameters). As a result, you may not use the Permalink Manager plugin to rewrite the query parameters (highlighted in red) as in the presented example.

The plugin cannot rewrite the URLs with query arguments:
https://shop.com/clothes/shirts/wool/blue/

Yes, you may do so at any moment by visiting the “License info” page. If your license key is still valid, the initial amount you paid will be deducted from the cost of the upgrade.

Permalink Manager does not collect or transfer any personal data from your website; they are not gathered since there is no need to.

When the plugin is activated, Permalink Manager Pro send requests to the update server that include just necessary (non-sensitive) info to authenticate the license keys and provide direct access to automatic updates.

A sample request looks like this:

[2018-05-10 11:15:02 +0000] 92.222.89.223       GET     get_metadata    permalink-manager-pro   2.0.5.9 4.9.5   http://www.example.com  action=get_metadata&slug=permalink-manager-pro&license_key=XYZ-123-456-789&installed_version=2.0.5.9&php=5.4.45&locale=en_US&checking_for_updates=1

Please keep in mind that if you used Permalink Manager to save custom permalinks that are different from the original ones, they will not be used anymore after the plugin is removed from your site. This is due to the fact that Permalink Manager overwrites the WordPress core’s permalink detecting functionality.

The inbuilt permalink system depends on rewrite rules, which are based on “regular expressions” that determine what content type should be loaded when a URL fits one of a set of permalink patterns. Contrary to this, Permalink Manager keeps all custom permalinks in an array so that they may be identified one by one, rather than using the patterns defined with original rewrite rules.