WordPress have a very easy builtin function to edit or change permalinks structure of WordPress posts, categories and tags only. Through this feature, you can make your WordPress permalink ad your desired pattern.
What Are Permalink?
Permalinks are the permanent URLs to your individual weblog posts, as well as categories and other lists of weblog postings. A permalink is what another weblogger will use to refer to your article (or section), or how you might send a link to your story in an e-mail message. Because others may link to your individual postings, the URL to that article shouldn’t change. Permalinks are intended to be permanent (valid for a long time).
By default, WordPress uses web URLs which have question marks and lots of numbers in them(www.exeideas.com/?p=5574); however, WordPress offers you the ability to create a custom URL structure for your permalinks and archives. This can improve the aesthetics, usability, and forward-compatibility of your links.
How To Customize It?
In WordPress, Permalink structures are using some codes as patterns that can be use in writing permalink. WordPress offeres to write category, author, postname, day, month, year, hour, minute, second and post_id. These data structure is usable in WordPress permalink. Here below we are explaining one by one…
The year of the post, four digits, for example 2004
Month of the year, for example 05
Day of the month, for example 28
Hour of the day, for example 15
Minute of the hour, for example 43
Second of the minute, for example 33
The unique ID # of the post, for example 423
A sanitized version of the title of the post . So “This Is A Great Post!” becomes this-is-a-great-post in the URL.
A sanitized version of the category name. Nested sub-categories appear as nested directories in the URL.
A sanitized version of the author name.
You can use upper codes in “Custom Structure” to make your own permalink pattern and also use simple text to add between patterns or choose from given permalink option on WordPress dashboard.
Best WordPress Permalink Structure:
If you want to know about best permalink structure then here we will mention “Post Name” option in permalink setting page. Through using this you will be able to add more golden keywords of your permalink in search engine so that you will get more traffic.
There is another option to edit your Categories and tags permalink. The default categories URL are like www.exeideas.com/category/wordpress is you will leave that category field empty but if you will add some text like “Label” then the URL will be like www.exeideas.com/Label/wordpress This phenomena will also work for tags as same. We recommend you to leave these option blank and use default one.
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