How to Edit and Change Post/Page URL in WordPress

Have you ever been in a situation where you got everything just right but one tiny thing went wrong and all of your hard work went up in smoke? 

Let’s say you’ve created the perfect blog post or page on your WordPress site. It checked all the boxes: killer content, amazing visuals, and your personal touch. But there’s a slight problem. The URL is a jumbled mix of letters and numbers that is going to singlehandedly ruin all your hard work.

In that case, you need to edit and change your post/page URL at least once. Maybe you want to make it short and cool or you just want to optimize it for search engines. And if want any help with that, this tutorial will do that for you.

In this how-to post, I will be showing you how to edit and change post/page URL in WordPress, that too in three different ways. 


How to Edit and Change Post/Page URL in WordPress

WordPress block editor lets you edit and change your post/page URL in three ways and we will start by trying out the easiest one.

Option-1: Changing URL in Post Editor

Go to the post editor, then click on the ‘Post’ tab from the right-hand side panel. Now click on URL and change the slug in the box under Permalink.

Then just update the post or page and you are good to go.


Option-2: Changing URL Using An SEO Plugin

For this, you will need a good SEO plugin like Rank Math and Yoast SEO that includes this feature. Today we will use Rank Math. Let’s see how we can do it.

First of all, click on the three dots from the top right-hand side corner and then select Rank Math.

Now click on Edit Snippet.

When a box pops up, change the URL under Permalink.

Lastly, update the post or page before you leave.


Option-3: Changing URLs Via All Posts

You can use this option if you want to change the URL of an old post. Which is, easy; just go through the following steps. 

First, go to your WordPress Dashboard. Then hover over to the Posts on the left sidebar and then click on All Posts.

Then search for the post you want to change. Now hover over the post title and click on Quick Edit.

Then just change the URL slug and click Update.

Now if you want to change a page permalink hover over Pages instead of Posts and click on All Pages. Then the rest is the same, find the page, click Quick Edit, change the slug, and click Update.

See, so easy.


Conclusion

When you think about it, URLs basically own the internet. To make your existing or new page/post URLs SEO-optimized, you might need to edit and change them. And when you do, just go through this tutorial and pick any of these three options. Use whatever seems most convenient to you; you will get the job done one way or another.

Hope you found this useful. Thank you.

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