How to make permalink more efficient in WordPress

Thursday, January 14, 2010, 1:17 AM | 2 Comments

I like to search for different things for my blog communities. One such search I did was for “wordpress efficient blogs” in Google search and on the very first page, I clicked on a title “Efficient permalink strategies for WordPress”. I read the article written by Dougal Campbell of the Dougal Campbell’s geek ramblings.

In the article, Dougal points to WordPress website where it says two things that were of great interest to me. I learned from the article something I didn’t know before.

  1. Make sure to end your structure with %postname% so that each permalink points to an individual post that your visitors will easily read and understand. I already had that.
  2. For performance reasons, don’t start your permalink structure with the category, tag, author, or postname fields. That’s what I had before. It’s best to start your permalink structure with a numeric field, such as the year/month/day.

So I changed my Permalinks -> Custom Structure from

To do this or similar custom structure, log in to your WordPress blog. On the Dashboard, scroll down and in the left column, locate Permalinks under Settings. Click on it. Select Custom Structure and enter the above string.

If you are just starting or have been blogging for a while, it will change all your posts with the year (4 digits) / month (2 digits) and day (2 digits) and then category and the post name.

In a Nutshell
Try it. You like it – remember those Alka-Seltzer commercials. The above change that I made has something to do with retrieving information from the WordPress database with numeric values more efficiently than characters.

Let’s hope my posts are retrieved from the database with lightening speed without the lightening striking it. Else I have to run to the drug store to buy me some of that Alka-Seltzer.

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