Should I able to change URL structure of WordPress blog? (Free WordPress hosted blog)

Right now I have this way: (see URL structure)


But I want to use as this way:


Is this achievable?


Yes, this is achievable and quite simple to do so. Go to Settings > Permalinks in your admin area.

There you should be able to select Custom and use a value like (if you want all URLs to start with /carhire/uk/)


If your logic is more complex, I suggest using a plugin such as Custom Permalinks.


I just tried it myself, on the wordpress.com free plan it seems that you can't change permalinks at all (neither via settings nor via plugin). If you upgrade to the Business plan (~24$/mo), it is possible to install plugins - and the aforementioned should solve this.

  • I can't see any section for "permalinks" in my settings. I'm using wordpress hosted blog. – MarkNsu Aug 30 '17 at 8:40
  • @MarkNsu Yeah, sorry, you can't. Either change the plan, or to wordpress.org or another hoster – kero Aug 30 '17 at 8:51
  • It's ok brother :) – MarkNsu Aug 30 '17 at 8:51
  • that got nothing to do with being a free plan, you just can't change pemalink in a multisite "blog" – Mark Kaplun Aug 30 '17 at 9:55
  • @MarkKaplun Can't you change them via plugin even in multisite? Plugins are only available for business plans – kero Aug 30 '17 at 10:02

If you use wordpress.com, you can't change the permalinks. You have to use the original wordpress.org version and host it on your favourite webhoster.

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