Do you want to change permalink in WordPress for posts and pages? Permalinks structure are page URL in your WordPress site. If you change URL of the already published post, visitors will encounter a 404 error for that post. So today in this article we will tell you how to change post URL in WordPress without affecting SEO and traffic.
How to Change Post URL in WordPress Without Losing Traffic
When you change post URL after publishing, your blog pages/post will start showing 404 page not found error & lose all traffic from that post. So here we will guide you how to change permalink in WordPress for posts and pages.
So, let’s get started…..
Now open the post that you want to change URL, then click on Edit button.
This edit button will allow you to change the post URL. Now enter your SEO friendly URL then click on OK button.
Congratulations, you have successfully changed your post URL. But if you do not set a redirection for your post, it will show 404 error.
Setting up redirection for changed URL in WordPress
First, install and activate the Redirection Plugin on your site. After activating the redirection plugin, click on Tools >> Redirection >> Add New to set up redirects.
After adding your URLs, click on Add Redirect and test it. Now you have completely changed your post URL.
Another good thing about redirection plugin is that you can also track the 404 error page on your site. You can see the screenshot below.
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