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How can I change permalinks properly?

andreaberryikg
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How can I change permalinks properly?

I've got an older website where the permalinks were set to just plain. I want to change it to the post names. Is there a way to do this without my latest posts being ruined?
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maryt
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If you have not done any backlinking to your website pages or interlinking that may result to a 404 page, then changing your permalinks is just fine.

If you have done some SEOing to your site, which will affect your backlinks and internal links, I suggest you redirect the old links to the new links.
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neelseowork
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Agree with maryt! If you plan to change the permalinks, make sure you redirect each and every page (301) properly, or else backlinks will be of no use.
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neelseowork
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and just let us know once it's done or if you face any queries.
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kathleenrowan
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Back up your site. Change your permalinks. Set up redirection.

To do this, all you have to do is:

Open up the WordPress page or post for which you want to change the permalink.
Edit the permalink.
Save the page or post.
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