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  • Resolved andrewbal


    Hi, this is my first post on here.

    Is there a way that I can get
    “” instead of “”

    I am just worried that it looks unprofessional if has that “?page_id=23” in the name. Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance!


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  • Go to Administration Panel -> Settings -> Permalinks

    Change the default setting to the one that suits your needs, in my case I use Custom Structure with this value “/%category%/%postname%.html”

    Here’s your answer:

    Go to Settings > Permalinks and under Common settings change to anything other than the default. If necessary, update or create a .htaccess file. Everything explained in the link I gave u.

    Thank-you very much zeo member, I really appreciate that help!

    There is one other little thing however. I’m getting a “-3” and “-4” at the end of my subnames for some reason. For example “” Any thoughts?

    Thanks again!

    It seems that if you have the sub address “” but then delete it and make another with the same name, you get “” (even though the first one no longer exists)

    Wish I new how to reset it so that I don’t get the -#

    Go into your Pages page and click on the Trash link up at the top. Select the page in the trash and click on the dropdown at the top and select Delete Permanently.

    Then you can create a new page without having the number added to the end.

    thank-you! I really appreciate the help from you both. (I was just about to reinstall wordpress!)

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