In this article How To Customize Permalink In WordPress Post/Page , we are going to see about permalinks and the various options provided in that. what is the permalink? Permalinks are nothing but the permanent URL for our individual post and categories. In a simple sentence, permalinks are the URL which user type in their browser address bar to visit our page. This is also used for a link with another website. We can change the URL at any time so as it will change the URL of the page. To change the permalink we need to know the each and every option where we see in the permalink settings.
Login to Dashboard -> Setting -> Permalink where we get a Permalink Setting page as shown in the image below.
There are two broad classifications
1.Common Setting 2.Option
Let’s start with the First part “Common Setting”.
We can see that default checkbox is marked in the common setting which is done once we download the WordPress. That is the default permalink structure. It consists of number as shown in the image below, which defines for the WordPress where the content is stored in the database.
This default permalink is not advisable to use because it is not user-friendly.
There are permalinks which are user-friendly. These types of permalinks are known as “Pretty Permalink” or “Clean URL”. We can see five structured tags in the Custom setting as shown in the figure below.
Day and Name (/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/)
This is used for High traffic news websites which can publish dozens of articles per day. It ensures their page URLs contain the year, month, and day, that an article was published.
Month and Name (/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%/)
This is another popular choice which shows month and name of the post with the two character less than the Day and Name.
This is to get only the “post id”. That is the only number for the post or year is displayed.
Post Name (/%postname%/)
It is most popular and effective which create a short URL that could make users memorize and remember easily. Though it is not advisable for the websites that publish multiple posts in a day because it is difficult to go with the unique post slugs.
If you mark any of this checkbox we can see the changes in the Custom Structure. For example, if we choose “Post Name” permalink the custom structure will be as shown in the image below.
Now the second part “Optional”
Here we can see two things as shown in the image below.
If we provide a category for a post as “My post” then we get a URL link like “https://www.trafficcrow.com/category/My post/”. For this, we need to type the “/%category%” before the “%post name%/” in the custom structure as shown in the image below.
If we take out the category “My post” then it will change to “https://www.trafficcrow.com/mypost/”
Likewise, if we mention tag as “Plugin” then we get a URL link as “http://www.trafficrow.com/tag/Plugin/”. Finally save the changes “Save Changes” which is at the end of the Permalink Settings page.
Thus permalink can be used in WordPress.
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