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.
Since this is a comprehensive tutorial on creating custom permalinks in WordPress, we have created an easy to navigate table of contents:
- What Is a Custom Permalink?
- How to Change the WordPress Permalink Structure
- How to Change the Category and Tag URL Prefix in WordPress
- How to Change Individual WordPress Post or Page URL
- How to Change WordPress Category or Tag URL
- How to Change Author Page URL in WordPress
- How to Create Completely Custom Permalinks in WordPress
- How to Setup Permalink Redirects and Avoid 404 Errors
What Is a Custom Permalink in WordPress?
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.
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 » Permalinks page.