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Bulk edit WordPress permalinks

One of the main features of Permalink Manager is to help to bulk edit permalinks and to improve your WordPress SEO score. The plugin supports all public post types (posts, page, products and another custom post type items) and taxonomies (categories, terms, product categories or another custom taxonomies terms).

It is also possible to edit the URLs manually using “URI Editor” accessible from “Edit post/term” admin page. Here you can find a further information on how to edit the custom permalinks individually.

How do the permastructures work?

Wordpress in its “vanilla version” does not allow to fully customize the permalinks because of the rewrite rules. In short, rewrite rules helps WordPress to detect the content type and slug from the current URL. Permalink Manager bypasses this limitation and uses a custom algorithm to detect posts and terms.

Permalink structures (Permastructures) are used by Permalink Manager to generate the default permalinks. They are not automatically applied to existing posts and terms (you can preview them in URI Editor), but are always used for the new posts and terms. Of course, you can easily apply them also to the old elements using “Regenerate/reset” tool.

Current URI” field shows the current permalink. The “Default URI” field indicates how the custom permalink will look like after the permalink is regenerated. The same format will be applied also to the new permalinks.

Where can I edit the permastructures?

To access the current permastructure settings, please click on “Tools -> Permalink Manager” in the admin sidebar. Then please go to the “Permastructures” section.

At this point, you can check the permastructure settings for each of post types and taxonomies.

How can I bulk edit the WordPress permalinks?

Initially, the fields will display the native permalinks formats, but you can easily adjust them by eg. removing the rewrite base  that is unique for each post type (eg. “cars” for Cars).

Subsequently, you can also set completely customized structures. For instance you may want to add the custom taxonomy terms to the custom post type permalinks. In this article you can find more instructions on this topic.

Permalink Manager will automatically apply the new, changed permastructure settings only to the new post & terms. To apply new URL structure to the existing content elements you will need to correspondingly regenerate the old permalinks.

How to translate WordPress permalinks?

It is also possible to translate the permalink bases or define custom permastructure settings per language. With Permalink Manger you can easily translate no only WooCommerce products and categories permalinks. It works perfectly also with posts, pages and custom post type items.

Here you can find more information how to translate the permalinks.

Translated WordPress permalinks


How to adjust multiple WordPress permalinks at once?

If you would like to manually tweak the custom permalinks you can use Bulk URI editor.

The posts and terms in bulk URI editor are grouped by post types and taxonomies.
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