WordPress site owners need to know how to change the permalink in WordPress. Permalinks have a big role in various aspects of a WordPress site.
Permalink and Its Importance
Permalinks are permanent hyperlinks to particular web pages. These are permanent as their links don’t mean to change; changes in those links will cause the breaking of existing links to corresponding pages. Permalinks direct users to particular web pages and inform users about the content of specific pages, such as the content of a blog post. The slug placed at the end of the URL contains the information. The slug may also have any post’s or page’s name pointed by the permalink.
Site owners may want to change permalinks for various reasons. If the site owner wants to take his website in a different direction or if the site is an older version, the owner may decide to change his/her permalink structure.
Changing Permalink in WordPress
If you want to change the permalink in WordPress, you will have to start with logging in to your WordPress site. You will be in the Dashboard when you log in. You will find a menu on the left side. There, you will have to select ‘Settings.’
Then you will see an expanded ‘Settings’ menu with more options, and you will have to select ‘Permalinks’. After that, you will have to select ‘Post name’ and then select ‘Save changes.
In the next step, you will need the correct code. There are tools, such as 301 redirects, etc., to generate correct codes. Then you will have to add the generated correct code to the .htaccess file of your WordPress site. There are processes to edit .htaccess files. You can edit .htaccess files in the WordPress Dashboard. Also, you can edit the file on your server.
Permalinks play important roles on WordPress sites. Therefore, site owners should remember the steps of changing permalinks in their WordPress sites.