Will changing WP permalink custom structure affect old posts URL?

For example. I have a large group of posts that follow this custom structure: /blog/%category%/%postname%/

I want to change it to /blog/

Or better yet, be able to manually add structure after the root domain for every post.

So that I have the option to manually enter /%category%/%postname%/

I'm hoping that changing my permalink custom structure will only affect new posts going forward and old posts remain unchanged.

  • do you want to apply blog in every URL ? like category name in permalink ? – Noman Sep 4 '15 at 19:45


You may want to use a redirect plugin to setup redirect rules for your inactive urls.

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