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How To Switch Permalink Structure In WordPress Under Ubuntu

Feb 18, 2010, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])


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"So let's say after using your WordPress blog for a while you've decided to change your permalink structure to something more readable than the default ?p=123. There are loads of articles on the Internet suggesting to install Permalinks Migration plug-in. However, I've seen plenty of people complaining about this plug-in not working correctly and generating HTTP 404 Error Message. It didn't work for me either for the first time I installed it, but there's a trick to it I had to figure out on my own. Here's step-by-step instructions:

1. Install and activate the plug-in.
2. Go to AdminPanel->Options->PermalinksMigration and set the old permanlink structure of your site. In my case I had been using the default permalink structure and so I put /%post_id%/ in here.
3. Go to AdminPanel->Options->Permalinks and change the new permalink structure to whatever you want. Different sources suggest different structures for improved Search engine optimization (SEO)"

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