How to Get Pretty Urls in WordPress

Importance of pretty urls.

Pretty urls are very important. It is important for your users, who do not like sites and blogs with ugly urls containing all kind of numbers and characters. More importantly is the fact that pretty urls are extremely important for SEO or ‘Search Engine Optimization’. Search Engine Optimization is the process of affecting the visibility of your site or blog in search engines’ search results. Optimizing a site or blog involves pretty urls, editing content, specific keywords, links, etc. In the following tutorial, we help you to create these important pretty urls.

Get pretty urls in WordPress

Getting pretty urls in WordPress is easy. Start by opening your WordPress dashboard. You see the word ‘Settings’ in the vertical list of words running down the left side of the homepage.

Wordpress Dashboard

Click or hover over ‘Settings’ and you will see several categories to choose from.

WordPress Settings Menu

Click ‘Permalinks’.

WordPress Settings Permalinks

You have several permalink-options. Select ‘Custom Structure’ to edit your urls and make them pretty. Click ‘Save Changes’ to end.

WordPress Permalinks Custom

Tip: If you want more information and help, click ‘Help’ at the top right of the page.

WordPress Permalinks Help

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