WordPress Permalink Settings - WordPress

How to use Permalinks?

In this chapter of our tutorial you will learn about the Permalink Settings of WordPress. Permalink denotes to a building permanent link to a specific category or a particular blog in WordPress. It helps you to establish the permalink structure set as default. Look at the following steps which you need to follow to access the permalink settings.

Step (1) – Click the ‘settings’ menu first and then click on the ‘permalink’ option from the dropped down menu.

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Step (2) – as soon as you click the Permalink option, a page like the screen shot below appears.

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The permalink setting page has the following fields:

  • Common settings – here you can choose any radio button to affix the permalink structure for the blogs according to your customized need. There are few more other specific options under Common settings which are described here:
  • Default – it deals with setting the default URL structure.
  • Day and name – It allows you to set URL structure as per date and name mentioned in the blog posts.
  • Month and name – It allows you to set the URL structure as per month and name mentioned in the blogs.
  • Numeric – it deals with setting the numbers in the URL structure of the posts.
  • Post name – It is used to set the post name in the URL structure in a blog.
  • Custom structure – you can set the URL structure as per your choice by mentioning the desired name in the specified text box.
  • Optional – these are few optional setting options which are not mandatory to use but if you wish, you can utilize them as per you necessity. It allows you to tag URL or add custom structure for the main category of your WordPress site. But if you leave your text box empty, then default setting is automatically used. You can have two options in this category:
  • Category Base – this is used to add custom prefix for the category URL.

Tag Base – this is used to add custom prefix to the tags URL.

Step (3) – finally, to complete the Permalink setting steps you need to click on the ‘Save Changes’ button to save all the information.

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