WordPress, setting has an option called ‘Permalink‘. What it can do is

  1. It replaces all the ugly URL’s into nicer one
  2. User can format their URL structure

If you are customizing your URL, make sure the URL ends with either %postname% or %post_id% so that each permalink points to an individual post.

The permalink option may not available for you if your site is deployed in wordpress.com.
This option available if your site is deployed it in external hosting provider like BlueHost or google cloud.

To set a Custom URL rule for your site, go to your WordPress wp-admin page, then settings and click permalink.

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Below is the permalink settings page

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The following tags are supported


The year of the post, four digits, for example 2004


Month of the year, for example 05


Day of the month, for example 28


Hour of the day, for example 15


Minute of the hour, for example 43


Second of the minute, for example 33


The unique ID # of the post, for example 423


A sanitized version of the title of the post (post slug field on Edit Post/Page panel). So “This Is A Great Post!” becomes this-is-a-great-post in the URI.


A sanitized version of the category name (category slug field on New/Edit Category panel). Nested sub-categories appear as nested directories in the URI.


A sanitized version of the author name.


  1. http://<YOUR_HOST>/%day%/%year%/%postname%
  2. http://<YOUR_HOST>/%category%/%postname%
  3. http://<YOUR_HOST>/%category%/%post_id%
  4. http://<YOUR_HOST>/%author%/%postname%
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