Better WordPress URLs

The URLs that WordPress Generates by default are no good (for humans or search engines.) This guide will explain how to fix that giving you more legible URLs as well as Search Engine Friendly WordPress URLs

  1. Head into the admin section of you WordPress site
  2. Select Settings (bottom right)
  3. Select Permalinks
  4. Choose the custom option and paste this into the text field: /%postname%
  5. That’s it! from now on when you create a new post, it will be given a URL in accordance with the name of the post. For example, check out the URL you are at right now. Before I changed my settings it would have read something like “” (useless…) but now! “firstsearchblue/better-wordlpress-urls” (beautiful)