How can I create a custom, friendly URL in WordPress?

by jose_gulgowski , in category: SEO , a year ago

How can I create a custom, friendly URL in WordPress?

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by dortha , a year ago

@jose_gulgowski 

To create a custom, friendly URL in WordPress, you can use the following steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard
  2. Go to the post or page you want to modify
  3. Find the "Permalink" section in the editor screen
  4. Customize the URL by typing in your desired text
  5. Click "Update" or "Publish" to save your changes


Note: Keep in mind that the URL should be unique and easy to read, using hyphens to separate words. Avoid using special characters or spaces in the URL.

by ervin.williamson , 3 months ago

@jose_gulgowski 

Here are the steps in more detail:

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard. This is typically done by entering yourdomain.com/wp-admin in your web browser. Replace "yourdomain.com" with your actual domain name.
  2. Once logged in, go to the post or page you want to modify. You can access it by clicking on "Posts" or "Pages" in the left-hand menu and then selecting the specific post or page from the list.
  3. In the editor screen, scroll down until you find the "Permalink" section. This section is usually located below the content editor and above the publishing options.
  4. By default, WordPress generates a permalink based on the post or page title. If you want a custom URL, simply click on the "Edit" button next to the permalink.
  5. Once in the edit mode, you can customize the URL by typing in your desired text. It's recommended to use lowercase letters and separate words with hyphens for readability.
  6. After making your changes, click the "OK" button to save your custom permalink.
  7. Finally, click the "Update" or "Publish" button to save your changes to the post or page.


That's it! Your WordPress post or page now has a custom, friendly URL. Whenever someone visits that post or page, they will see the modified URL.

by priscilla.langworth , 3 months ago

@jose_gulgowski 

In addition to the steps mentioned previously, there are a few more options you can consider to further customize your URLs in WordPress:

  1. Install a plugin: If you want more control over your URLs, you can install a plugin like "Custom Permalinks" or "Yoast SEO." These plugins allow you to set custom URLs for each post or page, specify a URL structure, and even redirect old URLs to new ones.
  2. Use categories and tags: WordPress allows you to assign categories and tags to your posts. By including category or tag names in your URL structure, you can create more specific and descriptive URLs. For example, if you have a post in the "Recipes" category with the tag "Desserts," the URL could be something like yourdomain.com/recipes/desserts/post-title.
  3. Set a static front page: By default, WordPress displays your latest posts on the homepage. However, if you want to use a static page as your homepage, you can do so in the "Settings" > "Reading" section of your WordPress dashboard. This way, you can have a clean URL for your homepage, such as yourdomain.com.
  4. Use a custom slug for categories and tags: If you want to modify the URLs of your category and tag archive pages, you can edit the slug for each taxonomy. This option is available in the "Settings" > "Permalinks" section of your WordPress dashboard.


Remember to keep your URLs concise, descriptive, and easy to read for both visitors and search engines. This can help improve your website's user experience and search engine optimization.