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Longer Permalinks


This plugin allows you to use longer URLs (permalinks), by allowing much more characters in your titles and slug. Done in a way that is future compatible as much as possible with future updates of WordPress core.
There is a 200 characters limitation on WordPress core nowadays. This limit is raised to 3000.
Plugin is always extending only your current WordPress core code, even after core updates.
Your long permalinks will now work.
This plugin is really useful especially in non-latin slugs because of the required url escaping that increases the length of your permalinks a lot.


  • Uppon activation the available slug length (post title) will become 3000, allowing long permalinks.
  • Required functionality is automatically applied in your current core code (even after future WordPress updates).
  • Plugin requires at least MySQL 5.0.3


  1. Upload plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/longer-permalinks/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. That’s it!


What can I do with this plugin?

You can enjoy a lot more characters in your slugs and permalinks, without the default core limitation and have future core compatibility at the same time.

What do you mean by “future core compatibility”?

The plugin is using PHP reflection to dynamically apply the required changes in WordPress core every time you update your WordPress. It automatically detects any WordPress updates and reapplies the required changes anytime this is needed.


March 27, 2019
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December 18, 2018
Thank you very much for this plugin and for the last update it helps me a lot especially when you are writing Arabic letters.
April 26, 2018
Work Great Μία χαρά δουλεύει. Μπράβο στην Πατρίδα...
March 29, 2018
I used a similar plugin like this but it has errors and no one maintenance anymore. So, This plugin has saved my life!
December 27, 2017
Brilliant concept, surprised that the issue has not been tackled in any way in the past so far. Perhaps too few people pay attention to non-latin-alphabet languages. Keep up the good work! Cheers, Takis
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Contributors & Developers

“Longer Permalinks” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Minor regex adjustment


  • IMPORTANT: Please update plugin to latest version BEFORE upgrading your WordPress to 5.x if you want to avoid truncated long permalinks.
  • Plugin Major update: long permalinks suvrive the WordPress 5.0 upgrade.


  • Provide more thorough admin output on edge cases
  • Icon added
  • FAQ updated
  • Minor speed improvement
  • Tested on 4.9.1


  • Bug fix, fclose was not needed.


  • Bug fix, $wpdb was not global (credits: @takisbig).


  • Minor changes


  • Tested on 4.7.3


  • Initial release