A permanent static hyperlink of a web page is called permalink. Generally, it’s a link of your blog post. Permalinks are the permanent URL’s of individual posts, pages, categories and tags of your blog.
URL of the individual post will never change and should be permanent, that’s why it’s called permalink.
By default, WordPress uses post id, question marks and numbers in permalinks. However, WordPress provides the ability to use custom URL structure to improve the SEO.
How to set Permalinks in WordPress:
WordPress allows you to set up SEO friendly permalink structure.
Login to your WordPress dashboard and go to settings >> Permalinks and select the permalink structure of various choices.
Day and name: www.royalecash.com/2018/12/01/sample-post/
Month and name: www.royalecash.com/12/01/sample-post/
Post name: www.royalecash.com/sample-post/
Custom structure: specify your desired custom structure in the box from available tags.
You can also create custom permalink structure for categories and tags for your blog in the optional screen.
Category base: Add your custom prefix for your category URL’s.
Tag base: Add your custom prefix for your Tag URL’s.
If you leave this blank, default WordPress URL structure will be used for Categories and tags.
How to set the individual permalink for WordPress Posts or Pages:
You can proceed to create and publish the posts once you set the permalink structure in your WordPress blog. Your blog posts or pages permalinks will be structured as per your permalink structure.
You can also change the individual post permalinks while creating the blog post.
You’ll see the permalink option under post title area in the post edit screen.
Simply click on the edit option in permalink section to edit the post permalink and click on ok to confirm it.
I hope this article helped you in understanding about Permalinks in WordPress.
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