In this blog I share with you the ultimate guide of best WordPress permalink structure. Here You get a tutorial for the best WordPress permalink and how to set this permalink structure for your WordPress. Which permalink structure you should avoid ?Moreover, this tutorial will help you to remove category and tag from your permalink structure and I discuss which permalink structure you should avoid. You need some plugin for this purpose because by using this plugin you can remove category and tag from the permalink structure.
How to Set Permalink Structure in WordPress
Reset Permalinks WordPress:If you want to Reset Permalinks for WordPress, then you need to go to the settings option from your Dashboard > click on permalink settings option. When you click on permalink settings option you will find different option in common settings option such as Default settings, Day and Name, Month and Name, Numeric, Post name, Custom Structure.
When you open this Common settings section you will see a default settings already set in your Permalink structure.(http://www.blogfin.com/?p=123). This URL settings not SEO friendly so you need to reset permalinks WordPress Settings. I also use http://www.blogfin.com/%postname%/ as permalink settings.
How to remove category,tag from your Permalink Structure
Some times we face many problem when we see that our permalink structure add with category or tag. So if you want to delete it manually then you need to change some code in wordpress. So, Best way to change with plugins for remove this.In WordPress you will find many different plugin for remove category and tag from Permalink structure. So at first search Plugins for Remove Category, Tag from the permalink structure then download it from WordPress and install it.
Plugins for Remove Category, Tag from Permalink:
Plugins for Remove Category, Tag :In WordPress many plugins are available which will be help you to remove your category and tag from Permalink. By using of WP No Category base plugin you can remove that category from permalink. <download WP NO Category Base Plugin>.
Moreover you can remove tag from your Permalink structure by using WordPress plugin.<download WordPress tag remove plugin>
How to adjust category and tag name in Permalink structure.
If you want to adjust permalink structure name then go to settings option > then select custom structure for your category and tag URL. Here you will find optional category and tag base box where you can change your category
or tag for your permalink structure. Example: if you put topics as category then your permalink structure will
Which is the best Permalink structure for WordPress
If you use dates on your permalink structure it will be not proper permalink structure. For better permalink structure avoid date from your your URL.
Matt Cutts suggest that if you create URL then separate your Word by hyphens not use underscores into your URL structure.
In WordPress the Default URL structure is (/?=n ). Here “n” is numeric post Id and it is unique for URL structure.To redirect this link to index.php WordPress use the .htaccess rule
I think the best Permalink structure for your blog /%post_id%/%postname%/ or /%postname%/
Another Permalink Structure tips
- When you create permalink structure you should choose simple permalink structure such as yourdomain.com/postname
- Always use your keyword in permalink structure
- Remove stop word such as am, is, are for better permalink structure
- You should not change the permalink structure after publishing it.So always set permalink structure then publish it.
If any Permalink structure which beginning with numeric field or starting with %post_id% or beginning with %year% for instance, is quickly recognized as a post. Permalink that has %post_id% at the starting can be directed to the right post immediately and otherwise the unique identifier could be looked from the remaining of the permalink.
With either post ID or postname is found, WP can take the user to the correct post. So for better result there are unique identifier such as %postname% or %post_id% in the permalink structure and the unique identifier may be at the beginning or the end of permalink.
What should be the permalink structure for News site
Google news declare that in case for news site URL must contain a unique number which is called Post ID and there must be require multi author for their blog. So for news site most important permalink structure is post
Id into their URL.