How To Edit & Change Post/Page URL In WordPress

After the WordPress 5.0 update, WordPress has introduced a new content editor called Gutenberg aka Block Editor. The new editor has completely replaced the old classic editor.

As a result, a lot of things have changed. Though the new editor is more advanced, it might take some time to get used to it and understand all the features.

One of the things that may confuse you is, how to edit the post URL.

No worries. I’ll show you how to edit the post/page URL in WordPress Block editor.

Note: If you want to change the permalink structure of your whole WordPress site, read this post.

Let’s get started.

If you’re using the WordPress Block Editor, you have three ways to change the permalink of your WordPress posts and pages. Let’s start with the first option.

Option #1: Changing Permalink From The Post Panel

Just click on the ‘Post’ panel tab from the right-hand side and change the URL Slug from the ‘Permalink’ option.

Now if you click on this, it will show an input that mainly allows you to edit the slug associated right with the post/page.

Once you’ve changed the URL, make sure to update the post/page.


Almost all of the major SEO plugins like Rank Math and Yoast SEO have the option to change post URL.

Here’s how to do it using the Rank Math plugin.

Just update the post/page after changing the URL.


If you want to change the permalink of an old post, you can follow this step by step tutorial.

Now in the very first step, you need to hover over to the Posts in the left sidebar right when logged into your WordPress dashboard, then click on the All Posts. If you want to edit a page a permalink then you will need to hover over Pages and simply click on All Pages

Just find a post whose URL you want to edit. When you find that post from the list then just click on the Quick Edit

In this step, you can edit the permalink aka slug of a post. After you’re done editing the URL just click on the Update button so all the changes that you have made can be saved. 


Note: If you change the URL of an old post/page, make sure to redirect the old post’s URL to new post’s URL.

Final Verdict

Hope you can edit Post URLs in WordPress Gutenberg Editor with the help of this post. Now changing the permalinks/slug of a post/page in Gutenberg editor isn’t that complex. 

Here we have listed three ways that anyone can use in order to change the permalinks of any posts or pages easily and effortlessly

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15 responses to “How To Edit & Change Post/Page URL In WordPress”

  1. Nir Avatar
    Nir

    I want page url as simple /%postname%/ but post url with blog/%postname%/ how can i do that

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      To make your blog post URL looks like this (yourdomain.com/blog/post-name), you need to create a subdomain like this (yourdomain.com/blog/) and install WordPress there.

      Also check this post for changing permalink of your WordPress site.

  2. Allsyon Belo Avatar
    Allsyon Belo

    Hi, can you help me? The permalink field don’t show in my post. What do i do?

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Have you tried all of these methods?

      1. Allsyon Belo Avatar
        Allsyon Belo

        Yes and nothing work. I searched for any function to input in the functions.php but as well don’t find

        1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
          Istiak Rayhan

          It might be a conflict with a plugin. Try deactivating all plugins and see if the issue has been solved.

  3. nabin Avatar
    nabin

    I change my url , but what about new url? will not it effect on index? how to fix it?

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      If you’ve changed URL of an old post, then you’ll have to redirect old URL to the new URL. And Search Engine Bot will do the rest.

  4. Azeez Shaikh Avatar
    Azeez Shaikh

    Peter, even I was having the same issue but couldn’t find a solution. I tried changing the slug through SEO plugins too, but that doesn’t work. I figured out that the issue can be solved by going to WordPress dashboard>settings>permalinks. There you will see ‘common settings’ set to ‘Plain’. All you have to do is click the fourth toggle button that says ‘Post name’ and click ‘Save changes’. There you go, problem solved.

    1. Shab Reslan Avatar
      Shab Reslan

      BOOM thanks!

    2. Aditya Avatar
      Aditya

      I cannot thank you enough Azeez. This was driving me mad all of y’day and I had a feeling there was a simpler solution, but I couldn’t remember where. Maybe your comment should be a post in itself!

      1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
        Istiak Rayhan
  5. Peter Avatar
    Peter

    This didn’t help me. I changed the slug and the permalink remained the same.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      On that case, change the URL by using a SEO plugin like Rank Math or Yoast SEO.

  6. Aria Mathew Avatar
    Aria Mathew

    It’s a short and crisp post. I don’t know if we can change the URL in the Document sidebar. Loving the features of Gutenberg. Most of the people find it hard. I don’t know why? I find it really cool

    Thanks & Regards
    Aria Mathew

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