Everyone who runs a website has to be worried about traffic and how to increase the number of visitors. Many don’t realize how important the permalinks are, instead focusing more on the actual content and its optimization. There is nothing wrong with this approach, but any box you leave unchecked is an opportunity for another person to have their website appear above yours on Google. Once you understand how WordPress permalinks work and their importance, you will be glad you read this today.
What are WordPress permalinks?
With over a billion websites on the internet, every website needs to have a unique identifier. Like a home address, websites have a permalink (permanent link) that always leads visitors to that specific page. The permalink is actually what you see in the address bar of any browser and what you enter when you want to open a page.
When you publish a post on WordPress, an automatic permalink will be generated based on a permalink structure. You get to change the structure of permalinks for your website when you first launch it, but you are also able to make changes afterwards from the WordPress admin dashboard.
Why would you need to change WordPress permalinks?
There are several reasons why you may want to change the permalinks to your website, but top of the list should be to improve SEO. Google themselves in their SEO Starter Guide explained how having a ‘friendlier’ URL would help their search engines. By including relevant keywords in your permalink, the search engine would get more information about your website and its contents. Therefore, it would help to improve your rankings when people searched for the same keywords.
How Permalink Manager helps you do it?
The first edge Permalink Manager gives you is the ability to edit not just the slug part of the URL but all of it. If, say, your page URL is http://example.com/first-sample page, the first part (http://example.com) is the domain name while the second part (first-sample-page) is the slug. From the default permalink editor, you can only change the slug while the rest remains the same. Permalink Manager allows you to change the entire URL and create a completely different permalink, even letting you add custom keywords to improve your SEO.
Not only that, but you can also create different WordPress permalinks for translations of your web page with the paid version of the plugin. This feature will save you a lot of time rather than manually translating every page address into different languages. All this can be done directly from the main WordPress dashboard for your convenience.
Permalink Manager is now the most highly rated plugin on WordPress for managing URLs, categories, tags and pages. Get it today and install it to your WordPress website and start getting a lot more followers.
Edit WordPress permalinks with Permalink Manager
The permalinks can be changed in batches or adjusted individually by URI editor available via admin dashboard.
For instance, you can configure your address to contain eg. taxonomies slugs or meta fields. Using “Permastructures” editor you can replace original permalink settings with fully customised formats individually for each post type and taxonomy.
You can remove the permalink bases completely or change them to whatever you like.