As you probably already know WordPress is a great tool for creating websites and blogs that the search engines love. By default WordPress creates some pretty ugly URL’s that aren’t as user friendly or search engine friendly. Let’s cut to the chase, I don’t really feel like creating a puffed up post stuffed with unnecessary crap about WordPress. . .

Here’s how to create SEF URL’s in WordPress that will make your site more user friendly as well as search engine friendly.

First, Go to “Settings” and click on “Permalinks”



Second, Select “Custom Structure” and copy this code snippet and paste it in the field:

[box] /%category%/%postname%/[/box]


There are several options to choose from, but in short this is what we’ve found to be the best.


Once you have selected the combination, paste it in the field and click “Save Changes” Your .htaccess file will automatically be updated, and your URL will be changed. It would be a good idea to do this in the beginning stages of your website development, so you don’t have to go through the process of re-indexing in the search engines.