I've tried to research prior questions on this topic but I believe that there was a better solution within the WordPress admin. How does one change the default URL path for blog posts?

It was previously */blog/title-of-post (but now the /blog/ part is gone).

  • Hi, are you asking about the permalinks? The question is a bit unclear to me. Can you please specify what do you want to achieve?
    – Johansson
    Jan 22, 2017 at 19:43
  • What is your permalink structure set to under Settings > Permalinks in admin?
    – Milo
    Jan 22, 2017 at 19:48

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You can create any structure you want for this on the permalinks settings page in the dashboard.

To set it to your example of /blog/title-of-post

Simply navigate to Settings -> Permalink.

Select the "Custom Structure" radio button and enter blog/%postname%/ into the text field there, then hit the save changes button.

  • Perfect, we had hidden Permalinks from the Settings menu because it wasn't relevant so this helped me to know what to go back and look for. Appreciate the help. Jan 22, 2017 at 22:09
  • Worked like a charm! Thank you May 19, 2021 at 13:03
  • I can't find a "Settings -> Permalink" option on my wordpress.com site. Is it because I am using a free version? Jun 27, 2021 at 6:42
  • Question: will this solution also make pages (that are not blog posts) appear with that "blog" path? Jul 15, 2021 at 21:42

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