Changing permalinks (4 posts)

  1. meryl
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Want to change permalinks from /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/ to /%postname%/ -- not clear on how I do this with redirection to ensure all old links get redirected. Have 3000 posts. I think if I make the change under Permalinks, it'll affect .htaccess rather than Redirection plug in. Thanks for help.


  2. aukirk
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have the same question, but would like to take my permalinks from /%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%/ to /%category%/%postname%/

    I have about 400 posts.

  3. arossphoto
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have the same question. I was reading the SEO article at the link below and the author suggests changing permalinks to /%postname%/. The author then says: "Once you've done that, you'll want to install the Redirection plugin, and make sure that under Manage -> Redirection -> Options, making sure both URL Monitoring select boxes are set to "Modified posts". Now you can change those permalinks to perfectly SEO'd permalinks without having to do anything else, or worry about the search engine consequences."


    I only see one select box for "URL Monitoring" under "Options", and I have set this to "Modified posts". Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be working and when I navigate to one of the old post urls I still get a 404 Page Not Found.

    Any advice would be much appreciated?

  4. arossphoto
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just figured it out. My first mistake was not checking "regex" when setting up the redirect. After I did that it started to work, but I still couldn't figure out the variables. I found some help in the comments in the Redirect tutorial here:


    I finally got it working correctly with this:

    Source URL: /(\d*)/(\d*)/([A-Za-z0-9-]*)

    Target URL: /$3

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