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    I’m contemplating changing my permalinks from the default with numbers to the post name, but I have so much custom .css and .js with regards to page numbers. Will this screw up the website? or would the pages still technically have a url permalink with numbers that would work with my .css edits but would display a different url for viewers?



    Hey metropolitandetail,

    Nope, it doesn’t change the page numbers in the page code only what is used for URL’s. If you’ve done any hard coding of links you will need to re-do those but that is much easier than re-doing css.




    what do you mean hardcoding of links?


    Hi metropolitandetail,

    What he means is if you done any editing to the template files like header.php, footer.php and added any links in your editor where you actually coded the link. Like this:

    <a href="http://url-of-link">Link</a>




    I see. And what about making hyperlinks to pages within my site on my blog? if I used the url of a permalink with a number itll still work?



    Yes, it should work.




    yay it worked! except on some of my permalinks it is not accurate. For instance, my homepage is called Home and it says Welcome and I have a page called Services but it says Service.

    or my boutique is called boutique-3



    By default, WordPress will automatically give your permalink the same name as the page’s title. You can rename your permalink by clicking on the “Edit” button to the right of the URL under the page’s title field. So for example you can rename “boutique-3” to “my-boutique” or just “boutique” whatever your preference.

    The only time this doesn’t work is if you’ve created pages with the same names. When this happens WordPress numbers the URL for instance “boutique-3”. To avoid this make sure you empty your trash after you delete a page.

    Hope this helps!




    Woo perfect thanks so much!



    You’re welcome!



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