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#1 2012-08-03 20:44:56

Plugin Author
From: Germany/Ukraine
Registered: 2007-10-08
Posts: 166

wcz_utf8_url - native unicode urls


wcz_utf8_url – uses UTF-8 permlinks instead of transliterated ones for SEO


  • automatically handles non ASCII characters
  • integrated function for updating all of your existing titles – backup first!!!, use on your OWN risk —> <txp:update_urls />
  • works with German, Russian, Ukrainian (on live sites)
  • tested with Japanese

Version history:

0.1.4 - minor fix of preserving already existing dashes/minuses
0.1.3 - added remove small words
0.1.2 - minor fixes with double dashes and trimming the url string
0.1.1 - minor fixes
0.1.0 - initial release


Tested with:

  • Textpattern 4.4.1, MySQL 5.1.49, PHP 5.3.3 (Debian Squeeze)

Download & Installation

  1. Download wcz_utf_url and install it in the usual way.
  2. Adjust Textpattern->Advanced Options->“Maximum URL length (in characters)” to your needs.


Git repository: https://github.com/whocarez-textpattern/Unicode-url-for-Textpattern

Bugs & Limitations

Let me know if you find any problems.

To do

  • make list of “small words” a parameter


Comments are welcome.


Big thanks to Gocom, see this thread

Last edited by whocarez (2012-08-03 20:47:04)


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