The default WordPress URL structure uses query parameters to load the necessary posts and pages. So, the URL of a post will look like http://www.example.com/?p=130. This is not ideal, as its difficult to remember the post ID and search engines won't give a higher preference to such URLs. Therefore, we need a better URL structure that doesn't use query parameters and gives a SEO-friendly URL. So, we use the WordPress permalinks section to change the URL structure. Then, WordPress will internally convert those SEO-friendly URLs to the default URL structure. We can access the permalinks settings section from
Permalinks. Let's choose Post Name as the URL structure for our site. Then, the preceding URL will be converted to
As you can see, this is a much more user and SEO-friendly URL structure. Once the permalinks are set up, all the WordPress core features in the frontend will use this structure. However...