I'm currently using permalink structure: /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/
I want to change that to: /%post_id%/%postname%/
I expect it to be:
- faster (database is sorted by post_id?)
- shorter URLs (and clearly visible short verstions, just leaving the %postname%/ out)
- more SEO friendly - since my content is "evergreen" so publishing date is irrelevant (and written at each post, along with last update date) - so this would give shorter URLs, with no downsides compared to using year/month/day structure.
THE QUESTION: Does WordPress handle all the 301 redirects automatically? I can fix internal links to the new structure (though I'd expect that to be automatic as well), but worry about outsite links, pointing to my posts/articles.
If not, what's the best way to implement this change? Any links or full answers here are welcome.
I have about 120+ posts already, will this change affect the speed since it's not been done from the start?