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February 23, 2023

A permalink (short for “permanent link”) is a URL intended to remain unchanged for an extended period, even if the content it points to is modified or moved. Permalinks are often used for web pages that are likely to be referenced or linked frequently, such as blog posts, news articles, and documentation pages.

Permalinks are designed to be permanent so that if a user or another website links to a page, the link will continue to work even if the page’s content is modified or moved. Permalink is in contrast to a URL generated dynamically and changes each time the page is accessed, which can cause broken links.

There are different ways to structure a permalink, but they usually include the content’s publication date and the page’s title. For example, a blog post, “How to make a cake, ” published on January 1st, 2022, might have a permalink like “”.

Permalinks can be configured in most Content Management Systems (CMS) and blog platforms, and it’s a good practice to set them up in a way that is consistent, logical, and easy for both users and search engines to understand. Additionally, it’s a good practice to avoid using special characters, spaces, or other characters that may not be compatible with all systems and to redirect old permalinks to new ones when content is moved or renamed to avoid broken links.

Also, See: Breadcrumbs

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