what's in a link a lot in fact the structure you choose for your site's URLs can make a huge impact on your traffic luckily WordPress makes creating great links for your pages and posts easy in this video we'll give you a tour of all the platforms default permalink structures so you can choose the right ones for your website let's get started one plain permalinks this is a bare-bones structure in which the slug is actually the page ID from your database it doesn't show your users any info about the page they're visiting and in most cases you want to use a structure that gives people and search engines a bit more to go on to day and named permalinks day in name permalink structures use the post or pages name and date of its publication as part of the URL the good thing about this structure is that it lets your users quickly know how old the particular post is a great feature for news or magazine sites not so great if you don't update old content very often three month and main permalinks this kind of structure is almost identical to the one we just covered the only difference it doesn't include the day of the month in the URL for numeric permalinks the numeric permalink structure is pretty similar to the plain permalink option the setting uses the post ID as its slug and doesn't provide users or search engines with additional information but post name permalinks out of all the default WordPress permalink structures this one's our favorite it identifies your posts and pages according to their name making for clean and memorable URLs a win for visitors and search engines six custom structure permalinks WordPress also enables you to build your own permalinks for example if you run a blog you can include roundup and review categories in your links seven watch your WordPress website take off the take away urls matter boost your SEO game and make your website more user friendly by getting your permalinks right want more check out our in-depth guide for more info and be sure to subscribe to our channel for more tips and tricks to build your dream website till next time .
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