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I have a doubt on changing my permlink structure for the second time. What happened was I have moved my old website to the wordpress blog by copying all the posts.

After the migration, i have set the 301 redirect to the new url of wordpress and now it is updated in the google. After that I found the permlink is not good I am changing the structure to shorter url.

I found the old urls are correctly redirected to the new one i think it is handled by the wordpress. Will it be a 301 redirect by the wordpress?

Please help me.

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You can check the status of the redirect using any number of developer tools (chrome can do this by default). I believe the default redirect that wordpress does when the post title is changed is a 301, but I could be mistaken. If you need finer control (or would like regex support), the Redirection plugin is a great option, and it supports 301, 302, 307, and 404 codes out of the box.

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thank you for the answer –  Krishna May 4 '12 at 18:23
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If the last part of your permalink structure always was the post name or the post ID WordPress will handle the redirect just fine. There are some edge cases but these should not affect you if you haven't noticed them before.

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