WordPress Permalink Structure

WordPress Permalink is the URLs of the content we publish on WordPress website. Permalinks are what people enter into their browser address bar to view our pages. Always permalink define to only single page link. They are also what search engines and other websites use to link to your website. An important aspects of the SEO of site, the permalink plays a major role in overall optimization. permalink option define in setting tab. you can view here all wordpress setting

By default, wordpress url structure like this:



This default permalink is not search engine friendly, so most bloggers just starting with WordPress fail to create a site that is optimizing WordPress permalinks for SEO because they are using the default permalinks.

permalink structure is recommended for optimal SEO?

you see there is many options available:

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The ‘Custom Structure’ comes with 7 different tags that can be combined with each other to produce different permalink structures:

%postname%:  Your post’s slug
%post_id%: A post’s unique ID
%category%: The main category of a post
%year%: The year of the post
%monthnum%: The month a post was published
%day%: The numeric day a post was published
%author%: Potentially useful in multi-author, magazine type environments

A few suggested permalink structures are:


How To Safely Change The Permalink Structure

We can change the structure of your permalinks at any time. changes in  the URL of your pages. After changes the url all our url goes on 404 pages. all visitor goes on 404 pages that harms our website and increase 404 page.

301 redirects can stop the impact of a change in permalink structure we need to all old url to new url of our website with 301 redirect.

If you’ve decided that you do want or have to change your permalink structure, you’ll need to take a few steps.

Step 1 : Decide New Permalink Structure of your post

Step 2 : Change your permalink structure in wordpress goes on settings–>Permalink and change

Step 3 :  Fix old Broken link with 301 redirect. Redirect all old url  to new url of your website with 301 redirect

Step 4 : Re indexing your sitemap to all search engines that will very helpful.

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I, Dayanand Saini,the founder and chief editor of www.webtechsource.com,have been working as a software engineer from last 4+ years. It's my hobby to learn new things and implement on live environment.

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