How To Edit Post URL In WordPress Block Editor (Gutenberg)

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 URL in WordPress Gutenberg editor.

Let’s get started.

How To Edit Post URL In WordPress

If you have the latest version of Gutenberg Editor, you have three ways to change the permalinks of your posts and pages. Let’s start with the first option.

Don’t change the URL of an old post. If you do, make sure to redirect old URL to new URL.

Option #1: Changing Permalink in the Gutenberg Editor

In the new WordPress Gutenberg Editor, while you are editing your post or page in the Gutenberg, there is no permalink option is visible. 

But once you click right on your Post title, an option will appear that allows you to edit the permalinks. 

Now if you click on the edit button, you will be able to edit post/page permalink aka slug. After making the changes, make sure you click on the ‘Save Button’ and you’re ready to go. 

Note: This option will work only with the latest version of WordPress Gutenberg Editor. The earlier version didn’t have the capability. So make sure you update it before following this option. 

Now let’s move to option #2. 


Option #2: Changing Permalink In The Document Sidebar

We are here with option number two. If you just click on the document tab in the right sidebar,  you will be able to see a permalink option where you can change URL slug.

Now if you click on this, it will show an input that mainly allows you to edit the slug associated right with your blog post. Also, make sure that you click on the blue update button right after changing your permalink in order to apply the changes that you made right away.


Option #3: Changing Permalinks via All Posts

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. 


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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1 thought on “How To Edit Post URL In WordPress Block Editor (Gutenberg)”

  1. 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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