How to Change Permalinks Settings to Custom Structure URL WordPress


Learn how to change WordPress URL custom structure which is called Permalinks. For new WP Permalinks changing to friendly SEO URL structure, the very first step webmaster should take to consider changing the option of permalinks to the custom Structure where URL structure is taking your Article, Blog, Pages, and Post Titles. These custom links are considering SEO friendly URL. (The SEO abbreviation is Search Engine Optimization)
Change Permalinks Settings to Structure URL WordPress
Change Permalinks Settings to Structure URL WordPress

What's is WP Permalink?

Links are called as Permalink in WordPress and derived from Permanent Links.
This option was not included before in WordPress but now it is improved and providing the opportunity to webmasters to create their own custom URL structure. Custom URL Structure is made it easy to understand the link exactly from URL keywords. Also, these links are easy to read by search engine bots.

How to Change Permalinks Settings to Custom Structure URL:

Log in WordPress Admin Area Dashboard. And scroll down from the left menu to Settings.


From sub menu choose Permalinks or follow them with your domain wp-admin/options-permalink.php
Choose the Custom Structure and then click on Save Changes. Now you will have the ability to choose your own URL structure when creating a new page or post.

List of WordPress Permalinks Common Settings Options:


The plan option is by default when you configure WP for the first time and the link showing as Where humanly is not able to understand where the link is going unless to click or help text provided. Also, it is not friendly to SEO link.

Day and Name: 

The option of day and name is considering as the date in the link after the domain name and then the post name. Somehow it is SEO friendly link but showing day and name together would make the link too lengthy. It is only good for news purpose are archive purpose but not for those post which you are frequently updating. The date link will demonstrate a very old link to user suppose after 1 year.

Month and Name: 

As it is indicating month and name only in URL link. This could be a less short only than above one.


This option is allowing only numeric values at in URL link. And could be used only by large publication organizations.

Post Name: 

Like explained above the very first step webmaster should take and will allow you for choosing custom URL structure. The best option and known as SEO friendly link. It will explain your content right after the domain name in few keywords.

Custom Structure: 

Depend on the contents or documents management where you will need to choose and arrange special custom URL structure. It will allow you to add either archive, category and tag names. It also has the ability to use instead of Post Name option above.

Optional Category and Tag base: Here is more flexible options to choose as the optional category and tag base. You can use WordPress category and tags like for category /%category% and for posts /%postname%/

Permalink Settings
Permalink Settings

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HowGear: How to Change Permalinks Settings to Custom Structure URL WordPress
How to Change Permalinks Settings to Custom Structure URL WordPress
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