Best SEO Friendly URL Structure for WordPress Blogs

In WordPress, the default URL Structure is not the most Search Engine Friendly. That is, it does not contain your blog title keywords in its URL. If you use human and search engine readable urls in your wordpress blog, you are increasing your chances of ranking higher in search engines such as Google, bing and others. In this article, i will explain the best WordPress SEO friendly URL Structure and how you can set it in your WordPress blog.

Below is the default URL structure for upto wordpress 4.1.

https://connectwww.com/?p=15

Begining WordPress version 4.2, it will uses some seo friendly permalinks by default if your web server support it.

https://connectwww.com/2010/06/16/best-seo-friendly-url-structure-for-wordpress-blogs/

And without rewrites enabled it will set

https://connectwww.com/index.php/2010/06/16/best-seo-friendly-url-structure-for-wordpress-blogs/

But we recommend the below URL Structure for your wordpress blog.

/%postname%/%post_id%/

That is

https://connectwww.com/best-seo-friendly-url-structure-for-wordpress-blogs/15/

In this tutorial we will show you how to make SEO Friendly URL Structure for WordPress.

1.Log into your wordpress admin.

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2.click permalinks under settings.

3.Then select Custom Structure option and type below tag in field and click save changes.

/%postname%/%post_id%/

4. Then click save changes button.It will generate rewrite rules and attempt to insert them into the proper .htaccess file. If it can’t, it will say something like You should update your .htaccess now and print out the rules for you to copy and paste into the .htaccess file.We suggest that you do this towards the start of your website, so you don’t have to go through the process of re-indexing in search engine.

You can also try some other SEO friendly options like the below URL structure.

/%category%/%postname%/

or

/%postname%/

All available tags for permalink structure

%postname%
%post_id%
%category%
%author%
%year%
%monthnum%
%day%
%hour%
%minute%
%second%

 

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