How to change the permalink of articles?

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  • #1201654

    ydwong
    Member

    I’m using a free blog on wordpress.com. The default setting of the permalink of articles is just adding the title of the article to the link, which make it not only quite long, but also quite hard to use (I write in Chinese in most of my articles, so the titles are in Chinese, too, and the Chinese in the permalink would be terrible long strange symbols if you copy and paste).

    WordPress is a good and friendly system, so I decide to keep my blog here, but the hardship on the permalink is a nightmare to me. I’ve tried hard to find solutions, but I still can’t get any satisfying answers. I need to know whether it’s possible to set the permalink by using CSS if I’m writing on my blog on wordpress.com for free, or I have to spend some money to upgrade to do it.

    Please share with me the solutions if there is. Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is ydwong.wordpress.com.

    #1201801

    1tess
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    #1201804

    ydwong
    Member

    Thanks for the help, but sorry it’s not what I mean.

    I know the individual permalinks of articles could be changed, but I’ve imported more than 200 articles from my old blog, and all the permalinks were set as default. It’s too tiring to change the permalink one by one, so what I was asking is is it possible to reset the permalink by using CSS and to make it like “%year%/%month%/%day%/%postid%”.

    Anyone can help on it? I’ve been trapped in it for months. A million thanks, really!

    #1201805

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    I don’t believe you can do anything with CSS, but I’m no expert. I’ll modlook this topic so staff can help you. If you subscribe you will be notified when someone answers. Sorry I can’t provide any more help.

    #1201806

    raincoaster
    Member

    That is not a CSS function and unfortunately can’t be done automatically on a WordPress.com blog.

    #1201808

    ydwong
    Member

    Thanks for both of your answers! I’m not an expert on any computer or internet stuff, and that’s why I’m asking help here.

    I’ll do it one by one to change the link myself then. Thanks!

    #1201811

    kardotim
    Member

    I’m sorry, it’s not possible to change the structure of the permalink on WordPress.com.

    There are no restrictions if you setup a self-hosted WordPress.org blog instead of a WordPress.com blog, but there are some added responsibilities. We have hosting recommendations at the following link if you are interested.

    #1201817

    ydwong
    Member

    Ok. Thanks! It’s good that I got a clear answer, even it’s negative. I don’t use my blog that much as years ago when I was still a student, so I won’t buy a space and set up a self-hosted blog there. It’s a pity that I can’t change the structure of the permalink, but I think I’ll just take it and change the link by hand myself.

    Thanks again!

    #1201820

    kardotim
    Member

    You’re welcome. Happy blogging, Lennon :)

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