Wondered Where WordPress Moved the Ability to Edit the URL, Now I Know – September 9, 2020

Under the old WordPress Classic Editor, I knew where to change my URL for a published post. It was the weird symbol next to the Title of the Post. I noticed it wasn’t an option and wasn’t sure where it had been moved. I considered posting the question in a post. I found it as I was playing around with the new Editor. Still not a fan of the new Editor, but I am learning to work with it within its limitations.

Under the sidebar, I chose Post and not Block as it tends to change to Block as soon as I start typing. I saw Permalink. It’s between Enable AMP and Categories. I clicked on it and I can edit the URL Slug. In most cases, I leave it alone unless I later change the title of the post. For example, I sometimes rename a post title because I missed something or changed the title after posting it. In those cases, I like the URL to match the new post title.

When I first started, I didn’t think about changing the post title didn’t affect the post URL. Had I known this sooner, I would have been more careful with changing post titles. For now, I tend to put either the date I post something or the date the original article was posted if I am doing a re-blog or sharing. As an example, I am about to share a Fold3 article shortly that was published on August 28, 2020.

I don’t think it has changed, but in the past until a post went live, you could change the post title as many times as you wanted and it didn’t affect the Permalink until the post was posted. When it posted, the Permalink was whatever post title URL you had at the time it went live.

About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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