How Do I Change the Permalink Structure?
We highly recommend you use just /%postname%/ for your site structure for the reasons covered in this article. If you are using the default permalink setting ( http://www.example.com/?p=123), we will display a notice that recommends changing the structure.
- Log in to your WordPress website. When you’re logged in, you will be in your ‘Dashboard’. On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on ‘Settings’.
- The ‘Settings’ menu will expand providing you additional options. Click on ‘Permalinks’.
- Select ‘Post name’.
- Save changes.
The change is immediate so now you’ll want to redirect your visitors from the old permalink structure to the new one.
- Use this tool to generate the correct code.
- Add the code you generated in the previous step to your site’s .htaccess file. Not sure how to edit the .htaccess file? We have a ‘How to’ guide available here.