In my permalink i use only postname What will happen to the links if the post name changes? Will it still work ? Otherwise what is the best practice?

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  • Do you mean links on your own site, or inbound links from elsewhere? – Milo Oct 29 '15 at 20:47
  • I mean the inbound links – Abdullah Alsigar Oct 30 '15 at 1:49

After the page is published WordPress creates a URL link based on your permalink settings. If you then change the post name the url link would not change automatically, although you can manually change it in the post.

  • Ok. What happens if I change that url settings (slug). What happens to the e external inbound links ? – Abdullah Alsigar Oct 30 '15 at 1:50
  • What are you trying to accomplish? If an external inbound link is not working anymore because you changed the url of the post, you could use a redirect in your .htaccess or a plugin that handles redirects to get that inbound link to resolve. There may be some other plugin solutions to avoid 404 pages, but not in the basic WordPress installation. – Drai Oct 30 '15 at 3:01
  • What about using url like this. Www.site.com/?p=123/postname – Abdullah Alsigar Oct 30 '15 at 6:54
  • Doesn´t look very nice. Either don´t change permalinks or use a plugin to check for broken permalinks. – flomei Oct 30 '15 at 7:31

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