How to Change Permalinks in WordPress without Losing Traffic?

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Hello Friends! How are you? in my Previous post i have already menstioned thats Top 10 Tips to Get Approved from Google Adsense after that i am going to share How to Change Permalinks in WordPress without Losing Traffic? We all know that’s WordPress is the best CMS (Content Management Site) because we can create blogs and websites that we can customize to any extent. Another great thing about WordPress is that it is very easy to use and you can learn to use it properly when working with it for only a few hours. Apart from this, you will find millions of WordPress tutorials on the entire internet, which will be of great help to you.

Change Permalinks

We have already shared many WordPress tutorials in this blog so that you can understand every aspect of WordPress and be able to create a great blog or website. One thing with WordPress that takes time to learn and is that Search Engine Optimization The reason for this is that any SEO can learn very well only if it will implement by you. In this article, I will talk about an important SEO aspect of WordPress and tell you how you can Change Permalinks in WordPress without losing your traffic

How to Change Permalinks in WordPress?

Now if you have created a new blog and you’ve changed the permalink structure then you are on the right track. But many new bloggers do not change permalink structure when creating their own blog.
Many of them keep the default permalink and later realize that they have to change the permalink structure. Now when you change permalinks after publishing the blog posts on your blog, there is a chance that you will get broken link of this post in the blog.

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From Broken I mean here that many page errors will start showing and you will lose link juice. In this guide, I will share with you how you can change your permalinks without harming your traffic and link juice. So for now I assume this, which has a blog in which some blog posts are published, and now you are trying to change permalinks.

In most cases, WordPress automatically handles redirection and you do not have to worry about anything. What you just have to do is go to Settings> Permalinks and select the permalink structure that you want to keep. I always recommend to using /% postname%/ permalink structure. Once you change permalinks, open any of your old permalink and check that it is redirecting you to your corresponding new permalink, If yes, congratulations, you do not need to do anything now, if not, keep reading ahead.

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Many times the old permalinks seem to show 404 error, in such cases, you have to check your .htaccess file. You have to change the permission of your .htaccess file to 777 and then repeat the process described above. By doing so, your problem should be resolved. You can see the example below.

# BEGIN WordPress
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
# END WordPress

If you have already linked your blog posts before, you can install this plugin named “broken link checker plugin” and use its redirection module to quickly update old URLs to new ones.

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Hi Guys, I am Akhilesh Kumar, a professional-blogger from Jharkhand, India. Here at BanshidharInfo I write about Blogging, SEO, WordPress, Social-media, Technology and Making Money online.

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