Using permalinks Novice

Permalinks are the permanent URLs of your blog posts or pages on your WordPress site. By default, WordPress URLs structure looks like this: Here is a generic video explaining permalinks:

  1. Go to Settings > Permalinks

  1. Select one of the available formats:
    • Default:
    • Day and name:
    • Month and name:
    • Numeric:
    • Post name:
    • Custom structure in the box enter the custom structure you want to use. For example: /archives/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/
  2. In the Optional section you'll find 2 prefixes used in URLs for category and tag archives:
    • Category base box enter the custom prefix for your category URLs.
    • Tags base write the custom prefix for your tag URLs
  3. Don't forget to click the Save Changes button
    • After, you should receive two messages regarding your .htaccess
    • In case your .htaccess is writeable you will receive this message: Permalink structure updated
    • In case you .htaccess is not writeable you will get this message: You should update your .htaccess