Use Custom Permalinks - WordPress Tips, Tricks Every Serious Blogger Must Know

 


Use Custom Permalinks - WordPress Tips, Tricks Every Serious Blogger Must Know



Back in the day, WordPress’s permalinks, by default, use the “plain” permalink settings which looked like www.example.com/?p=123.

This was bad for both SEO and UX.

Thankfully, if you’re installing WordPress today, it now defaults its permalink settings to “day and name” option which looks like www.example.com/2020/01/01/sample-post.

This is way better. But here’s the problem: the date is included in your permalink.

This could cause issues such as visitors thinking that your post is outdated after some time has passed. It could also be an issue if you’ve recently updated your content, but your permalink still displays the old date.

The solution is to use the post name permalink option.

To set this, go to Settings Permalinks and select Post Name.

This option is the best for SEO purposes.

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