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Make Your WordPress Blog Search Engine Friendly

Log into your WordPress blog’s admin area.

Select Options or Settings depending on which version of Wordpress you have installed on your website.
Select Permalinks.

Look under Common Options and select Custom Structure. In the Custom Structure empty box add:


Now click Save or Update Permalink Structure.

Now you should have a message that says,

If your .htaccess file were writable, we could do this automatically, but it isn’t so these are the mod_rewrite rules you should have in your .htaccess file. Click in the field and press CTRL + a to select all.

Select all of the mod-rewrite code that is generated and paste it into a blank text file. Notepad or WordPad will do just fine.

Save the document as .htaccess and upload to your blog’s directory. For example my blog is stored at http://www.hooverwebdesign.com/blog/, so I’ve added the .htaccess file that I created to my /blog/ directory.

Upload this .htaccess file to your web host and that should do it. You should have search engine friendly urls for each of your posts.


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May 13th, 2008 at 10:29 am

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