Blog Permalinks Settings

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Permalink: A permalink is a URL that points to a specific blog or forum entry after it has passed from the front page to the archives.




1. In the Settings menu on the left column of the Dashboard, click Permalinks.

2. Common Settings: Select the URL format you'd like your posts and pages to have. Review the URLs below to determine which one you'd prefer.

  • Default - An example of the default structure is http://www.sample.com/?p=123

  • Day and name - An example of the day and name based structure is http://www.sample.com/2008/03/31/sample-post/

  • Month and name - An example of the month and name based structure is http://www.sample.com/2008/03/sample-post/

  • Numeric - An example of the numeric structure is http://www.sample.com/archives/123

  • Post name - An example of the post name structure is http://www.sample.com/sample-post

  • Custom structure - In the box specify the custom structure you desire to use. One example is /archives/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/.

3. Optional: You may enter custom bases for your category and tag URLs here. For example, using /topics/ as your category base would make your category links like http://example.org/topics/uncategorized/. If you leave these blank the defaults will be used.

  • Category base - Enter a custom prefix for your category URLs here.

  • Tag base - Enter a custom prefix for your tag URLs here.

  • Last Step - After entering all the settings, click the Save Changes button.
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