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How to Set Up Nicer URLs for Your WordPress Website
How to Set Up Nicer URLs for Your WordPress Website

This article will show you can to set up nicer URLs for your WordPress website, making them easier to remember and use

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By default, WordPress uses URLs that aren't very nice or easy to remember. In other words: they aren't very "human friendly". There are two things you can do to get nicer URLs for your website:

1) Change the Permalink Settings

In your WordPress admin dashboard, go to "Settings" and "Permalinks":

From the available options, choose the one labelled "Post Name":

2) Edit the URLs When Creating Posts and Pages

With the "Post Name" permalink setting, your site URLs will consist of words instead of cryptic numbers.

But URLs can still become quite unwieldy if you have longer post and page titles. For example, the automatically generated URL for this knowledge base entry would be:


Luckily, you can change this whenever you are editing a post or page. In the WordPress editor, go to the right-sidebar, and look for the "URL" section:

Once found, click on it and then, in the pop-up that opens, customize your URL as you best see fit:

The URLs will look more neatly by keeping them relatively short and by using lower case letters and dashes.

Don't forget to publish or update the post or page after you've edited the URL, to apply the change.

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