Permalinks of some posts are "wrong"

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    I’ve noticed that, even after I change the title of a post, the permalink remains worded exactly the same. (I.e., the final “extension” — if that’s what it’s called — remains the same as before. I changed the Title of a post from “Type Cast iv” to “Type Cast”, but the permalink still ends in “type-cast-iv”. This can be confusing or misleading to those seeing or receiving that link; it is also confusing me as to the actual whereabouts of each post. Stranger still, after creating the post “Type Cast”, WordPress generated a permalink for it that ended with “first-report-card”, which are words appearing within one image that’s far down in the post.)

    Is there a way to edit/alter/correct that part of a permalink?

    ???????

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

    #947376

    timethief
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    Every time you muck with a title and change anything in it at all you are breaking a link. if that post has been indexed by search engines then you are creating 404 (page not found) errors.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-title-url/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/page-title-url/
    The post/page slug is the part of the URL between the last two forward slashes. You can modify the post/page slug by clicking the Edit button next to it and shortening it.

    #947386

    Yes, I’ve known how to do that in other contexts. Just didn’t realize that the Edit button right next to the permalink was specifically for editing that.

    Thanks again.

    #947388

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome but do know that changing URLs after they have been indexed by Google and other search engines is not wise. I avoid creating 404 pages.

    #947570

    ingridcc
    Member

    When I change the title of a published post, but don’t change the permalink, will that create 404 errors?

    Sometimes I publish a post with a short title so the permalink will be short, and then go and edit the title to be the full length I planned for it. Is this a mistake???

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