A Deep Dive Into WordPress Permalink Structure
Preliminary analysis of WordPress permalinks
So, this is the permanent link I am talking about. This can be your permalink, just change "yourdomain" into your website address and "18" to your post ID. These permalinks are meant to be permanent as they point out a permanent content location which remains there until you delete the post permanently.
Just so you know, the home page will keep on changing as they meant to change every time whenever you update the content, the permalink tends to access the body of the content every time. Some of the CMSes just like MediaWiki, always use time stamp to make sure that the post is always linked to the original dated content.
Now just to be clear, suppose you have a website as www.laughingpanda.com and there is a post with post-ID 244148. So, your post's permalink will be like:
Does it look like a user-readable link? Obviously not, unless your reader also knows everything about your posts database and I think that is kind of creepy right? So, In order to create a permalink "pretty," there are certain things you want to keep yourself aware of.
Why you need a permalink?
Creating a search engine friendly permalink format
- The Post Slug of your article — %postname%
- The category of the post you assigned — %category%
- The post ID of your article — %post_id%
- The date of the article published — %day%
- The month of the published article — %monthnum%
- The year of the published article — %year%
- The author of the article — %author%
First, you need to decide how you want to structure it. Just a suggestion, you can try using article's slug to create the permalink followed by the date of the article being published. So, now your post's permalink can be like this,
There are some of the best practices which are not just trending but widely being used and are also very effective. Let's have a look at it:
I hope you understand the way. This is recommended as you can use your keywords in your post's slug which will provide you an SEO-enhanced permalink for your post.
So, how you like my views on permalinks? I hope you like this article. Please do share the feedbacks or if you have any questions or you want to share some of your permalinks practices, you can mention it in the comments. I do love feedbacks from which I can learn few things.
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