How to Set Up and Add Custom Permalinks to Your WordPress Site
Permalinks are those site pages or post URLs that are permanent on your website. For example, the permanent link for this post is: http://www.articlesfactory.com/articles/internet/how-to-set-up-and-custom-permalinsk-to-your-wordpress-site
How to set up permalinks in your WordPress site
This isn't a difficult task to do. So after you have launched your site you will need to make the permalink structure and you should set the permalinks for e each part of your content individually.
To start things up, inside your dashboard area go to Settings > Permalinks. Once you are there select the option Post name. For many reasons, this is the most common option that everyone uses. Usually post names are SEO-optimized and will help you get more visitors and the above options contain info that in most of the cases want help you increase your reach. Now go dows and click Save Changes.
How to add custom permalinks
This is a bit more advanced option and can help you furthermore with ranking higher in your posts. If you have noticed some sites have .php or .html in their permalinks. This helps search engines like google to crawl sites easier. This is usually used when someone used to have the post on a PHP site for example and migrated to HTML and want to keep the post the same without touching anything. If this is your case go choose the option below, Custom Structure. Before you save your changes you will need the help of an extra plugin to do such customization as the above mentioned. Don't worry the plugin is safe and it's free. It's called Add Any Extensions to Pages. Can be founded on wordpress.org or simply click here to go there. Once you have installed it. Open a new tap and go to your Dashboard > Settings > Add Any Extension to Pages. Add the extension that is needed (.php, .html) and click Update Settings. Now go back to the other tab and click Save Changes.
Setting up individual permalinks
Well after you have set up your permalink structure you can customize them even more. This can be done for each post or page by simply clicking edit on the document and after it's opened under the name is the permalink and an edit button. Click edit and put the name you want for that particular post or page. Usually, people put a simplified version of the original title. Do this for each post or page. But be careful not to change the permalink structure after you have done this. This could mess things up and make it difficult for search engines to find your content.
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