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How to set up your WordPress website to use short URLs?

If you want the links of your WordPress website to be friendly and easily readable by your visitors you can enable the Permalinks option. This type of links help to promote your website to search engines as is a good practice of SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

To change this option, login it as administrator to your website and navigate to Settings > Permalinks. There you can select how the permalinks will look by selecting some of the options or create your own links format. The available options are:  

Plainhttps://example.com/?p=123
Day and post name https://example.com/2016/11/24/sample-post
Month and name https://example.com/2016/11/sample-post
Numeric https://example.com/archives/123
Post name https://example.com/sample-post
Custom Structure https://example.com/%tags%

To use the Custom Structure there the following tags are available that you can use and optionally mix together to create your own links format. 

%year% The year of a post, four digits
%monthnum% The month of the post, two digits
%day% The day of the post, two digits
%hour% The time of the post, two digits
%minute% The minutes of the post, two digits
%second% The seconds of a post, two digits
%post_id% The unique ID of a post, several digits
%postname% A processed form of the post title, with dashes instead of spaces and lowercase letters. For example the title "A Post" will become example.com/a-post in the URL.
%category% A processed form of the post category, with dashes instead of spaces and lowercase letters. For example, a post in the category subcategory desserts of the recipes category will appear as example.com/recipes/desserts/post in the URL.
%author% A processed form of the post author, with dashes instead of spaces and lowercase letters. For example, the name of the author John Smith will appear as example.com/john-smith in the URL.

All the above tags can be mixed together. For example a post from John Smith, on 20/11/2016 titled "Panna Cotta" could be formatted as example.com/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%author%/%postname% and will be shown in the URL as example.com/2016/11/20/john-smith/panna-cotta .

When you are ready click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page to keep your changes.
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