URL SEO Friendly – How to customize WordPress Permalinks
Some plugins are much more important than others and have critical functionality. In theory, you should always use a test site and publish it definitively only after checking that any changes have not compromised its operation. Usually, however, it often happens that the problem occurs on the published site. And here the problem arises. Relying on competent developers with a top level of assistance can save your life. This is the case, for example, of the “Permalink Manager PRO” plugin. This plugin stands for reliability, competence and high support.
How to improve your SEO performance?
If you want to get on the first page in Google searches with your keywords, especially if you use the Woocommerce plugin or any other plugin of the same category, I advise you not to use the standard wordpress features for permalinks, but to buy the plugin “Permalink Manager Pro”.
You can download the free version of the plugin for free directly from within wordpress. I highly recommend purchasing the PRO version, with which you can customize practically anything you want from the permalinks!
Differences between Permalink Manager Lite (free version) and Permalink Manager PRO
How to customize Permalink Manager PRO behavior?
The first thing to do after enabling the plugin is to set the plugin behavior according to your needs. In the general settings menu, you can practically decide exactly what the plugin should do.
Here are some of the options you can set and features:
Automatic update of permalinks: by enabling this option when an article / page / product is saved, the custom permalink will always be saved in the format set in the “Permastructure”
Slug mode: The slug is created from the initial title when it is published. Here you can make sure to use the current title.
Trailing slashes: allows you to automatically add or remove the trailing slash to the URL. Choose one option! Absolutely avoid that Google can reach the site with two similar links. Also remember to select the ‘Trailing slashes redirect’ option to force the selected redirect
Canonical redirect: Canonical redirect allows WordPress to correct the requested URL and direct the visitor to the permalink set as canonical
Redirect mode: Here you can select the type of redirect you want
Old custom permalinks redirect: if you want to automatically create a redirect of the old permalink when you change it
WPML/Polylang language mismatch: activate this option if you are using WPML / Polylang
List of duplicated permalinks: in this tab you can view the duplicated permalinks. Very convenient and will save you time to understand if a permalink is not working because it is duplicated for your mistake
URI Editor: in this tab you can quickly edit all URLs
For more information I suggest you consult the guide at the following link