Changing WordPress Permalink Structure


After adding a few pages to my blog, I realized that the permalink structure of my blog (i.e. is a bit ugly and uninformative. Particularly, reading statistics like Google Analytics becomes more difficult as it is hard to understand which page the reports are referring to from the ugly URLs. So I decided to make a change and I checked a few of my favorite blogs for inspiration. I found out that most of them use a “/year/month/day/postname/” structure for their permalinks.

Following the simple instructions I found here, I was able to change my permalinks to a much more friendly, and informative, “/year/month/postname/” structure. I also installed the Permalink Redirect plugin for wordPress so that any external references to old style links will be redirected to my new permalinks.

Written on December 24, 2007