Fixing the ‘permalink’ URL on a WordPress blog

A lot of the students here have generic URLs for their WordPress posts. This is something a savvy person wants to change, because the generic URL makes you look like a WordPress novice. Like you don’t care about your blog.

Changing this is very easy.

If your URL to a blog post looks like this, you should change it:

http://mysite.com/blog/?p=123

The number at the end of the URL is what makes you look like a noob. Here’s how to change it:

The most common choices (below) are:

  • Month and name
  • Post name

If you want to try a custom structure, find the heading Structure Tags on this page:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks

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