How to setup WordPress Permalink settings?

Hi friends, today let us discuss on the topic ‘How to setup WordPress Permalink settings?’. First we shall first discuss what Permalink settings is all about then discuss those three simple steps how to setup your Permalink settings in the following.

WordPress Permalink settings

Permalinks are the permanent URLs to your individual pages and blog posts, as well as your category and tag archives. A permalink is the web address of a particular blog post or category used to link to each post of your content. So the URL to each post should be permanent, and never change — hence the name permalink.

Now we shall discuss on how to access and setup the permalink settings.

First Step

Click on Settings → Permalinks option from the left navigation menu.

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Second Step

When you click on Permalinks, the following page appears on the screen.

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Here are a few settings you can make −

  • Common settings −Check any of the radio buttons to choose your permalink structure for your blogs
    • Default − It sets the default URL structure in WordPress.
    • Day and name − It sets URL structure according to the date and name in your posts.
    • Month and name − It sets the URL structure according to the month and name in your post.
    • Numeric − It sets numbers in the URL structure in your post.
    • Post name − It sets post name in the URL structure in your post.
    • Custom Structure − It sets the URL structure of your choice by writing the desired name in the given text box.
  • OptionalThese are optional. You can add custom structure for main category or tag URL. If your text box is empty then default settings is used. Here you have two options.
    • Category Base − Add custom prefix for your category URL.
    • Tag Base − Add custom prefix to your Tags URL.
Third Step

Once you  have duly filled up all details, click on Save Changes button to save the permalink settings.

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