This article describes how to configure the permalink structure in WordPress.
By default, WordPress uses the following URL format to display a site's pages and posts:
This URL is known as a “permalink” because it is the permanent link to the post or page, and should never change. The default WordPress permalink structure only uses the post ID number to generate the URL. Although these types of URLs are perfectly functional, they are not easy to read and can be hard to remember.
Fortunately, WordPress enables you to configure the permalink structure however you want. This can improve the usefulness and readability of your site's URLs, and also affect search engine readability results.
To configure the permalink structure for your WordPress site, follow these steps:
Under Optional, you can customize the permalink structure further. By default, WordPress uses category and tag in the URL to display category and tag archives. (For example, to display pages tagged with cats, the URL would be http://www.example.com/tag/cats.