Do you want to create custom permalinks in WordPress for posts, pages, and other post types?

Recently one of our readers asked if it was possible to create their own custom permalinks, or page URL structure, in WordPress.

In this article, we will show you how to create custom permalinks in WordPress without affecting your SEO.

How to create custom permalinks in WordPress (step by step)

Since this is a comprehensive tutorial on creating custom permalinks in WordPress, we have created an easy to navigate table of contents:

Permalinks are the permanent URLs of your individual blog posts, pages, and other archive pages on your website.

The goal of your permalink is to create an easy to understand URL structure for both humans and search engines.

For example:

Is much better than URLs from the old days like:

WordPress provides website owners with multiple permalink options to choose from. You can view them by visiting Settings ยป Permalinks page.