Change page URL name, not just category/post URL (6 posts)

  1. mw247
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Does anyone have any ideas on how I can change the page URL name to something more SEO friendly? I have created "pages" in the WordPress CMS and the of course they have a URL that looks like this "http://www.example.com/?page_id=183" I changed the permalink structure for the site but that only hits the categories/posts. Any way of having something like this for a new page "http://www.example.com/newpage"?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. iridiax
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Your pages should have pretty permalinks too. Maybe your permalinks aren't working right. Go to the edit page for your page and see if it has a permalink to edit or not.

  3. mw247
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the help so far...

    There is a pretty permalink to edit on the edit page for the page. I guess it's not working for the pages for some reason. I did have to add the changes for the permalinks to the .htaccess file. I wonder if that had something to do with it?

  4. Ringtones Z
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Under your setting tab, go to permalink settings, change your common setting to "custom structure", and fill in ( /%postname% ) in the box. This will get your permalink as http://www.yoursite.com/post-name . You might need to include some code in your .htaccess file (if required).

  5. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The very first advice that anybody should give for a similar question is to read the DOCS.

  6. kschmidgall
    Posted 7 years ago #


    I've read through the permalinks section of codex (a few times, slowly) and several threads on the forum, but I'm still struggling to find answer to my question:

    In the codex it says that URLs for pages are created according to the hierarchy of the pages (for example: http://mysite.com/parent/child/grandchild).

    I need to omit the '/parent' from the URL.

    When I click 'Edit' for the permalink it only allows me to change the page slug, not the earlier part (/parent) of the URL...

    Can anyone point me in the right direction??

    REALLY appreciate your help!!

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