Ever since I moved to WordPress I have had my permalink structure set as
/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/ which served well enough. With the increase in microblogging and posts without titles, however, this structure looks a bit messy as the post permalinks also include date and time, such as:
So I wanted to change the structure to just
/%postname%/ which looks much nicer. The only problem is that changing it means links will no longer work unless redirection is in place.
I was looking for the best way to do this and came across the “Permalinks Migration Plugin for WordPress” by Dean Lee.
This is a great little plugin! All you do is copy your current permalink structure into the plugin settings page and click to update. Then you are free to change your permalink settings to any other option and all links will be redirected.
No messy link lists or .htaccess editing required and my post URLs are much cleaner.