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How To Change WordPress Url

Date: June 8, 2012 Author: ang Category: Affordable Web Design How To Blog Tutorials WordPress Tags: , , , Comments: 0

You can easily change a URL on WordPress. You can use the 'Get Shortlink' button to change a particular URL on your WP website, or you can use the 'Permalinks' feature to change all the URLs on your WordPress website.

When you create a WordPress website, the links look something like this by default:

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http://2slick.com/?p=1234
. The '?' throws off certain search engines, and it's annoying to type or remember. Using Permalinks and Shortlinks you can make the same URL look like this
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http://2slick.com/about
. Below are examples on how to change the WordPress URL using the two methods.

Every WordPress website owner should set up their permalinks option so that all the links on the site are attractive and intuitive.

WordPress custom link Permalinks

  1. Log into your WordPress website.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Click on Permalinks.
  4. Check the option 'Custom Structure' and enter your custom structure code in the field. I recommend using
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    /%postname%/

  5. Click the "Save Changes' button.
    Now all your WordPress website links will be pretty and include the post and page name instead of '?p=123'.
    The full list of custom structure variables:%year% - The year of the post, four digits, for example 2004
    %monthnum% - Month of the year, for example 05
    %day% - Day of the month, for example 28
    %hour% - Hour of the day, for example 15
    %minute% - Minute of the hour, for example 43
    %second% - Second of the minute, for example 33
    %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 “This Is A Great Post!” becomes this-is-a-great-post 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% - A sanitized version of the author name.

    If you still need help learning hot to change WordPress url visit the official post on permalinks visit: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks

WordPress custom link Shortlinks

  1. Log into your WordPress website.
  2. Go to a page or post that you want to change the URL for.
  3. When you arrive at your page or post you will see 'Permalink' just under the title field.
  4. Click the 'Get Shortlink' button.
  5. I recommend just changing the '?p=3291' portion of the link with letters and numbers characters.
  6. Click the 'OK' button.

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