WordPress Permalinks Settings

Permalinks are the permanent URLs to individual pages and blog posts, as well as category and tag archives. Basically, a permalink is the web address used to link to your content that is permanent, and never changes — that’s why they’re called permalinks.

The WordPress Permalink Settings screen allows you to choose your default permalink structure. You can choose from common settings or create custom URL structures. By default, WordPress uses web URLs which have question marks and lots of numbers in them. You’ll probably want to change your permalinks here to another structure to improve the aesthetics, usability, and forward-compatibility of your links.

Here are a few settings you can make −

  1. Common settings
    1. Check any of the radio buttons to choose your permalink structure for your blogs
    2. Default− It sets the default URL structure in WordPress.
    3. Day and name− It sets URL structure according to the date and name in your posts.
    4. Month and name− It sets the URL structure according to the month and name in your post.
    5. Numeric− It sets numbers in the URL structure in your post.
    6. Post name− It sets post name in the URL structure in your post.
    7. Custom Structure− It sets the URL structure of your choice by writing the desired name in the given text box.
  2. Optional
  1. These are optional. You can add custom structure for main category or tag URL. If your text box is empty then default settings is used. Here you have two options.
  2. Category Base− Add custom prefix for your category URL.
  3. Tag Base− Add custom prefix to your Tags URL.

Once you are done with changes, click on Save Changes button to save the permalink settings.