I have a WordPress website and my permalinks are currently set to the date + post name. I would like to change this to the post name only.
It’s the date I want to remove from the permalinks. I know I have the redirect all the current links on my website and found the redirection option in the Rank Math plugin. I have a few questions regarding this option!
1. Is there a maximum of redirections? I have about 130 blog posts with this current permalink that need to be redirected to the new permalink once I make this change.
2. Do I have to fill in the redirection manually or can I upload an Excel file with all the new and old links?
As an additional question, what does changing the permalinks do to my ranking on Google? Will this be updated quickly or is it best if I upload my sitemap manually into the Google Search Console?
The reasons why I want to change this is because I’ve read that this is beneficial for my ranking on search engines. Is that true? If it doesn’t make any difference, I might just leave it as it is. I wish I had changed this as soon as I made my website but unfortunately I didn’t. I have a lot of external traffic coming into my website from Pinterest as well so it’s important that this traffic will still land on the correct page.
I am by no means an expert in all of this and only know a little bit about it!
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