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Best way to change CMS Permalinks?


#1

Hi everyone,

I’d like to change the structure of my CMS permalinks from https://domainname/post/%POSTNAME% to https;//domainname/%CATEGORY%/%POSTNAME%.

I already set a canonical link for the blog template.

canonical

If I change it to <link rel=“canonical” href=https://domainname/CategoryName/Slug/’> using CMS fields. Would this trick the SERPs?

Will I have to do 301 redirects manually?

Cheers,


#2

canonical is for “a lot of versions of the same page under diff urls” and/or “a lot of versions of content of the same page” - so you tell google what is the main/primary version (In your case its sounds one version and change path/url = 301 issue). Be carefull to not declare the canonical to broken path (404).

About urls for item by category (On wordpress you find this trick/idea) - for now no way to do so (If you create one collection with - 100 blog articles - all of this posts lives under/article/article-name) - if you want to create this idea/url structure you should create seperate collection for each category:

collection 1 - “tours”
/tours/paris-tour
collection 2 - “cars”
/cars/honda-detials
And so on.

The best way is to change the url - and than use wildcare * under 301:


#3

Hi Siton_Systems,

Got it. I have to create a collection for each category.
That would be nice to have “add field”>category name, for the slug in the future.

Thanks heaps,


#4

The Settings Permalinks Screen allows you to choose your default permalink structure . You can choose from common settings or create custom URL structures. You must click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the screen for new settings to take effect.


#5

Hi,
Where can I find the settings permalink screen?
For example, I need to have to following structure for an eCommerce website:
domain/Product-category/Sub-category/Product-page
I couldn’t find a solution so far.

Or is there a way to set that in the Robots.txt?

thx