Beautify your URLs with Permalinks

Some may have noticed but they do not know how to do it. Or maybe they don’t bother enough with it.

By default, in WordPress, your post urls will be displayed by using it’s post id. But with permalinks, you can beautify your urls with something more meaningable. Instead by using post id number like this,

http://www.cypherhackz.net/?p=592

you can change it to something like this

http://www.cypherhackz.net/archives/2007/03/25/beautify-your-urls-with-permalinks/

But how do I do that? Here I will show you how.

  1. First, go to your Options and click on Permalinks tab
  2. There, you will see, 4 common options that you can choose from. And of course, by default, the Default option is selected
  3. If you want to change your post urls to like mine, you can use this structure under Custom option.

    /archives/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/

  4. Then, click Update Permalink Structure

Actually, what that structure do is, the url will be transformed into according the structure tags we use.

/archives – this will be your archives folder (virtually)
%year% – the year of the post been published. Eg: 2007
%month% – the month of the post been published. Eg: 03
%day% – the day of the post been published. Eg: 25
%postname% – the post title. Eg: beautify-your-urls-with-permalinks

There are more structure tags that you can choose from. All of the structure tags can be found at WordPress Codex – Using Permalinks.

Btw, do you mind to share your permalink structure with us? You can do that by post it by using the comment form below.[tags]permalinks, tutorial, tips[/tags]

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