Permalinks are essential for SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Your permalink will determine what your URL will look like. This article will show you how to change permalinks in WordPress.
For example, if you write a post called “My First Post,” you will want your URL to be http://YOURSITENAME.com/my-first-post/. This will help the search engines know what your content is about.
How To Change Permalinks in WordPress
WordPress Permalinks Setting Page
When you are in your dashboard, hover over the “settings link” on the left sidebar. Click the Permalinks link.
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It will direct you to the permalink settings page.
Here you will be able to choose from:
- Day and name
- Month and name
- Post name
- Custom Structure
If you use the default setting, you will notice a weird URL name that looks something like this, http://YOURDOMAIN.com/?p=267.
This will not help the search engines find your page when someone searches for content. The title of your post should be in the URL for better SEO.
Many factors go into SEO, but this is an easy way to help your content rank higher in the search engines.
The best option would be to use the link that says Post name.
If you wish to use your post name in your URL.
Click the bubble to the right of “Post Name.”
Click save changes.
The day and name or month and name options are suitable for people with duplicate titles that post daily or more.
For your artist blog, I recommend you use the post name option.
Just a friendly reminder, do not forget to click save changes.
Was it easy for you to change your permalinks in WordPress?
You need to optimize your WordPress site for search engines. Learning basic SEO will help you rank higher in the search engines, driving more traffic to your site.
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