Best Permalinks URL Structure for your WordPress Blog

Jayant Nandy

Jayant is an IT graduate and MBA in Finance. He likes to spend his free time writing blogs about technology and making mobile apps.

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  1. Liz Rice says:

    Some very interesting and insightful thoughts. I like this.

  2. muvie says:

    your article is very interesting

  3. alex says:

    great article. thank

  4. Clive says:

    I was wondering about, seen it proposed elsewhere, the benefits of appending .php or .html to the post name i.e /%postname%.php

    Any thoughts on that? It keeps the SEO keyword phrase benefit but shows that it’s a page – heck I DON’T KNOW – SOMEBODY TOLD ME IT WAS GOOD!

    • Some people says it benefits by appending .php or .html at the end. To me I don’t see how it matters to Search Engines. It might help for Human readers to link with it as a HTML Page.

      Regards
      TJ

  5. I am using the /%category%/%postname% format. As you said, when we change the slug, the links are broken but there is a plugin called Dean’s Permalink migration plugin that automatically redirects :)

    Nice article. Kudos.

    Arun Basil Lal

  6. Brandon C. says:

    i am so glad that your site is loaded with information and not ads. every post i click on is meaningful and to the point. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!

  7. V.C says:

    It might be a good idea to leave a unique number in your permalinks. I often have posts with the same name and it can be troublesome unless you leave in date or post_id information. I currently use: /%category%/%postname%.html

  8. V.C says:

    It might be a good idea to leave a unique number in your permalinks. I often have posts with the same name and it can be troublesome unless you leave in date or post_id information. I currently use: /%category%/%post_id/%postname%

  9. Sakthi Ganesh says:

    I m using the below URL as said by V.C
    /%postname%/%post_id%/
    and its also recommended by Search Engine journal

  10. Michael Clements says:

    Nice article. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Max says:

    Hi,
    If I change the category slug, will it affect my indexed pages?

    Currently I’m using category / post name as the permalink structure.

  12. thepadi says:

    I like old style. I’m using /%postname%.htm. Thanks

  13. Adi says:

    I understand now. I’ll try /%postname% on my other new blog. It looks easier to manage.

  14. hello, I have a huge problem my settings page in wordpress is just blanc. I reinstalled it a couple times but there was no different from the other ones. I tryed to configer the htacces file but no luck htere. anybody got a clou?

  15. Rokok says:

    Hi, thanks a lot for these info ~ I specifically was looking for info on how to make changes to the URL – the best URL for search engine.

    I’ve changed my URL to only using /%postname/%.

    Thanks again for your wonderful info and I sincerely appreciate it.

    Regards,
    Rokok Patricia

  16. Johnux says:

    AMAZING article! You completely cleared up every question I had regarding permalinks. Google is nicer to me now thanks to you! I really appreciate it!

  17. אחסון אתרים says:

    thanks for posting the blog

  18. Rohit Agarwal says:

    Thanks It will help me to select permalink structure for my blog.

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