WordPress provides website owners with multiple options to choose from. You can view them by visiting Settings » Permalinks page. Aside from changing the main permalink structure, WordPress also offers ways to customize the individual URLs of posts, pages, categories, tags, and other areas of your website.
Simply click on the Edit button next to the URL under the post title field. After that, it’s the same as in Gutenberg. Just type in what you want it to be and hit enter. And with that, you’ve configured your whole WordPress permalink settings.
Look on the right side of the record for a list of options for “Permalink” and click it. A pop-up window will display the correct URL for the article, which you can copy and paste where you need it (see copy/paste instructions here). Note: when you click the permalink, you may be prompted to log in.
As its name suggests, a permalink is a permanent hyperlink or URL address that identifies a web page. … For example, in www.yourblog.com/your-first-blog-post, the slug would be the part that comes after the forward slash. The slug is made up of a string of characters, which can be words or numbers.
You can change your post or page’s permalink before or after publishing the content, but it’s best not to alter it afterward unless absolutely necessary. This can make all uses of the old URL result in errors. You’ll need to set up URL redirection to avoid that issue (we’ll cover how to do this shortly).
How to Find Permalinks
- When you view the Detailed Record for an item, you will see a list of Tools on the right hand side of the page. Click on the Permalink icon.
- A box containing the Permalink will appear at the top of the page which you can copy and save.
To create SEO-friendly permalinks, you should usually delete these kinds of words from the URL before publishing your article:
- Conjunctions (for, and, nor, but, or, yet and so)
- Prepositions (words like to, of, with, at, from, into, for, on by, and so on…)
A permalink or permanent link is a URL that is intended to remain unchanged for many years into the future, yielding a hyperlink that is less susceptible to link rot.