How do I update WordPress permalinks?

Using custom WordPress permalinks can improve your site’s ranking on search engines. WordPress permalinks are the permanent URLs for your posts and pages, which can be activated and updated through your dashboard. Here’s how to do this:

Please note: make sure you have a backup of your site before making any changes.

Step 1 of 3

Start by accessing your Managed WordPress dashboard. For details on how to do this, please read our Support article: How do I access my Managed WordPress dashboard?

From there, select Settings from the left-hand menu, followed by Permalinks.

Select Permalinks


Step 2 of 3

On the next page, you can choose the permalink structure you prefer or create your own custom one. You can also create a structure for your categories and tags.

Once you’re happy with your changes, select Save Changes to confirm them.

Choose permalink structure


Step 3 of 3

The URL on your website’s pages should now display the permalink settings you selected.