Before I start with this plugin, I have a question. I’m very new to this.
The tip box says to change my permalink structure to /%postname%/. I understand why.
If I do this, will I have to then change/redirect all my internal page links in my pages/sidebar/widgets to the newly named Permalink?
For example on a page: Please see our “Prices” page for more information.
If I change the Permalink per Yoast’s tips, will I need to update the “Prices” link on every page to direct it to the new Permalink, or does WP SEO know to do this already?
I could do it manually (maybe 25-30 links), or I’ve seen a 301 ReDirect plugin and the Redirection plugin (but, this one looks like it hasn’t been updated and users are having problems with it). If I don’t need an extra plugin I’d rather not have one.
Will the Redirects slow down my website?
One more question. Will I still have page URL ID#s and how will I know what they are/where to find them? My ‘Share and Follow’ widget lets me delete the widget from certain my pages (Page ID=345 for example) which I need to do. How will WP SEO affect this plugin?