How to Remove the Date from WordPress URLs

How to Remove the Date from WordPress URLs

Are you wanting to remove the date from your WordPress URLs? WordPress has SEO friendly URL structures including ones that add dates to your WordPress post URLs. In this video, we'll show you how to easily remove the date from your WordPress URLs.

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Before making any changes we will warn you that if your site is currently getting traffic from different sources that you will need to create redirects to prevent any issues with your site. If you are just starting your site and are not receiving traffic then you wouldn't need to worry as much about the redirects.

To change your permalinks you would want to go under Settings, Permalinks in your wp-admin area. Here you will be able to select the permalink style and we will be selecting post name. If you are a brand new site then this is all you need, for already set up sites you would want to set up redirects.

For this process we will be using the Redirection plugin below:

Once the plugin is installed and activated, you will go under Tools, Redirection to set up the plugin. We will skip the options for monitoring and logging changes at the moment and you can enable those later should you want.

To add a new redirect and to prevent any formatting issues we would recommend copying them from our article below:

Depending on the redirects you want to set up you can decide which would be best for you in our article below.

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  1. Ginger Tea on September 14, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    How to exclude ajax plugins getting affected from cache plugins

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on September 15, 2020 at 12:26 pm

      You would need to check with the support for the ajax plugins as well as the support for the caching plugin you are using

  2. Puru Kashyap on September 14, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Hi, Can you please help to remove the post date from the search engine?

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on September 15, 2020 at 12:28 pm

      We do not have a recommended method for setting that up at the moment.

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