Permalink is the most important part of website and it’s also help to serch engine optimization(SEO).So, Before Start Change WordPress Permalinks Structure. WordPress Beginner First Must have to know
What is WordPress Permalinks?
Permalinks are the permanent URLs to your individual posts or page, as well as categories and other lists of postings. A permalink is what another is use to link to your article, The URL to each post should be permanent, and never change.
For Example :-
Why Change WordPress permalinks structure?
Two reason For change WordPress permalinks.
1 ) Default WordPress permalinks structure are making confuse.
WordPress provide by default permalinks like
where p=123 is the code of describe your Post ID.which WordPress beginner cant understand which posts related this ID.
2 ) Proper permalinks structure helps to in Search engine optimization (SEO).
Yes, if you set proper permalinks structure than its helps you to getting increase traffic on your site and ranking on search engine. I will show you proper permalink structure next section
How to change WordPress permalinks ?
Step 1 ) Log in to your WordPress Dashboard.
Step 2 ) Choose Dashboard left Panel –> Settings –> Permalinks
Step 3 ) change Permalinks Structure.
Now , Here You can choose permalinks as your need like day and name, month and name ,numeric and many more you can also choose custome permalink structure as your need[ Note :- You never, ever put your site URL in the permalinks slot. You must use one of the structure tags, or a combination of tags only as you can see in above image custom structure its based on category and post name.]
Different type of Custom Permalink structures
There is lots of different type of permalink structures you can make with combination of tags, Here are tags lists :-
%year% :- The year of the post, four digits, for example 2004, 2005,..
%monthnum% :- Month of the year, for example 05, 08,..
%day% :- Day of the month, for example 28..
%hour% :- Hour of the day, for example 23..
%minute% :- Minute of the hour, for example 44....
%second% :- Second of the minute, for example 34
%post_id% :- The unique ID # of the post, for example 423..
%postname% :- A sanitized version of the title of the post (post slug field on Edit Post/Page panel). So “Hello WordPress!” becomes hello-wordpress in the URI.
%category% :- A sanitized version of the category name (category slug field on New/Edit Category panel). Nested sub-categories appear as nested directories in the URI.
%author% :- Display the author name.
So Above tags combination you can make your own custom permalinks
seo friendly WordPress url permalink structures
By Post Name :- http://yourdomain.com/%postname%/
By Category Name :- http://yourdomain.com/%category%/
And by category and post name : http://yourdomain.com/%category%/%postname%/
We Use Same permalink structure as show above picture second option category and post name.
WordPress Plugins to change permalink structure
If you nontechnical person and don’t know about permalink customization so plugin available for you .
And if you confusion and want Disable custom permalink then download this plugin :-
So, which Permalink you Choose for your site or blog?