The Permalinks Settings control the look and feel of your URLs. You can access it via your Settings -> Permalinks page.

By default WordPress uses web URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.orgs which have question marks and lots of numbers in them, however WordPress offers you the ability to create a custom URL structure for your permalinks and archives. This can improve the aesthetics, usability, and forward-compatibility of your links.

Common Settings Common Settings

The most common choices for permalinks are listed in a blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience., with an option to customize your own.

number of tags are available to get you started.

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Optional Settings Optional Settings

If you like, you may enter custom structures for your categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. and tag URLs here. For example, using topics as your category base would make your category links like http://example.org/topics/uncategorized/. If you leave these blank the defaults will be used.

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.htaccess .htaccess

Your permalink rules are automatically written to your .htaccess file. If WordPress cannot write to it (due to permissions) it will leave the following message: