Oh my gosh, I didn’t know it was this easy.
For more than a year, I’ve created several websites using the WordPress engine for my sites, but one thing that always annoyed me was the URL structure of new posts. I would create a post and the url would look like this:
…even though the post was about some particular subject like the best VOIP service ever. I don’t think the Search Engines like that because it doesn’t clearly identify what it may be pointing to. For some reason, I have this feeling that search engines like the following structure instead.
Anyway, the quick “how to” on changing this is:
1) Open up your administration section of the website by just logging in. After you get the menu to show up from “Dashboard” to “Options” or “BackUpWordPress” (to the right) strung along the light blue menu bar up top, click on “Options.”
2) In the Options menu, you’ll see towards the center an option for “Permalinks” — click on that.
3) You’ll see the default option selected looks like the option above with “p=12” or some other number. However, if you select the second option (“Date and name based”), you’ll have urls that I believe will not only look better, but track better with search engines.