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  • 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 “” 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 “”?

    Thanks in advance.

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  • 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.

    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?

    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 . You might need to include some code in your .htaccess file (if required).

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


    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:

    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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