Make SEO-Friendly URLs in WordPress

Friendly URLs are one of the best ways to improve the search engine rankings of your blog posts. You do this by putting keywords in the URL itself and WordPress makes it simple via its Permalinks functionality.

Under Settings -> Permalinks: Select “Custom Structure.”

Personally I prefer having the post name and category as part of the URL. Some people like to add the date as well, but I find it unnecessary and unhelpful in terms of SEO.

In the textbox for “Custom Structure” I enter the following:

/%post-name%/%category%/

So now, instead of URLs that look like:
http://www.alphapapaphotel.com/?p=123

My SEO Friendly URLs now look like:
http://www.alphapapahotel.com/seo-friendly-urls/search-engine-optimization

Happy Permalinking!


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Comments ( 2 )

Hi Ann

Thanks for your guide.. I was in search of this facility in my wordpress website to make it SEO friendly.

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letsnurture added these pithy words on Jul 16 09 at 3:08 am

Hi there! Wonderful stuff, please do tell me when you lastly post something like that!

versicherungsvergleiche added these pithy words on Dec 09 12 at 9:05 am

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