After publishing the article, changing the URL is not the good idea, the URL that you have shared will be inaccessible. It will surely affect the Search Engine Optimization (SEO). after publishing your articles or the post the visitors will  commenting, sharing etc on it.. When the visitors can access your post  on the Internet and you will want people to easily find your content via search engines. WordPress blogs link’s and the target of the audience  is depending on the strength of the keyword.

Here in this article i will explain you how to change permalinks url structure after publishing post. you have to optimize URL’s in order to make them search engine friendly.

Things to note :

 permalink is determined by  the File name. so choose the   keywords that related to your content. Keep in note choose th eURL length about four to six  words with in file name for optimum results. Better avoid the punctuations or the symbols that will create the confusion while searching in the search engines. Use dashes (-) to separate keywords instead of underscores (_).
Changing Permalink Settings on a New WordPress Site :
     Perma link determine the success of your WordPress site. This is the address of your post or page or tags  that you can share in the email, social websites, and other communities etc. If you change it will causes the 404 error. To change permalink settings in WordPress , You have to follow few steps
  • Navigate to your WordPress admin dashboard
  • tap on  Settings link and the sublist will display. There you hit on  Permalink
  • WordPress Permalink Settings screen will appear.

Changing Permalink Settings on a New WordPress Site

  • you’ll see many options to choose from for your permalink settings.
  • The first one is default.
  • choosing Month and name or  Post name. Month and name will show the year and month in the URL that describes the  publication or live update site.
  • In the Permalink Settings window, select Post name. This option uses the titles of your WordPress posts will replace the post id number with the title of your post in the URL. If you’re using a newer version of WordPress, WordPress will automatically create redirects from the old URL structure to the new URL structure.
  • in the custom structure  for your permalink post , the tags will describes the
  • %postname% – site post title. Example:my-first-post
  • %post_id% ->unique ID of the post. Example: 58934
  • %category% ->  Category name . Example: post-category
  • %author% -> author name that displays in the URL. Example: j-jai
  • %year% -> post published Year in four digit. Example: 2017
  • %monthnum% -> post published Month in two digit . Example: 03
  • %day% -> post published Date in two digit : Example: 26
  • %hour% -> post published time in Hour in two digit  Example: 04
  • %minute% -> post published Minute in two digit : Example: 49
  • %second% -> post published Second in two digit : Example: 20

Hint: don’t forget to use either “%postname%” or” %year%”

  •    After all changes press the Save Changes button.