Change the Post Permalink in WordPress

change post permalink

Watch the slides and learn how to customize the WordPress Post Permalink to include the keyword from Squirrly SEO.

First make sure you have selected the custom permalink in Settings > Permalink

wordpress custom permalink


NOTE! All your old articles will change the link to permalinks


Then, make sure you add the right keyword in Squirrly Keyword field. Squirrly will tell you if the Keyword is present in the Post URL.

post url

If not, make sure you check the post URL in order to include the keyword in it.

After you change the post URL just Update your post and you’re done.

update post


Enjoy Squirrly!

Calin Vingan

CTO at Squirrly
I've been into Software Engineering and Web Development since 2001 and I have great knowledge in the areas of SEO, Content Analysis, E-commerce. My recent products are Squirrly SEO and Contentlook and I'm a fan of WordPressI also love Nike+ and have a good score on it 🙂

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    1. Useful article.
      I have to change all my links from default now. I didn’t know it’s so important to have the keyword in my article address URL.


    2. Hi.. I need some advice.. How to use playstore id as permalink.. is it possible to use ?

      1. Calin Vingan

        Are you referring at the post canonical link? If so, Squirrly does not have this feature yet and we are planning to add it his year.


    3. Hi, your plugin is great, thank you. After I change the URL of my post, do I have to make a 301 redirect from the old URL to the new one?

      1. Calin Vingan

        If you had the old URL active before WordPress is usually doing the redirect for you but it’s better to make sure by accessing the old URL and see if you need a redirect.