Change the permalinks for all blog posts

  • Hi,

    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!

    Kind regards,
    Melissa Roos

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math and sorry for any inconvenience that might have been caused due to that.

    No there is no maximum amount of redirections that can be added in the plugin. Redirecting the old URLs to the new ones is quite beneficial in ensuring that you do not lose ranking.

    Instead of creating the redirections one after the other, you can create a new regex redirection to redirect all the old URLs to the new structure using the below:

    Source URLs: /([0-9]{4})/([0-9]{2})/(.+)
    Type: Regex
    Destination URL:$3

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.


    Oh that’s amazing! I have to add these three things on the same page as where I was planning to do the manual redirections?

    After I have changed the permalinks and the redirections, do I have to manually change my internal links? I read that too many redirections on your website can make the page loading very slow.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by Melissa Roos.
    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by Melissa Roos.

    Hi Melissa,

    Yes, you will need to manually update the internal links if you wish to change the links and avoid too many redirects.

    Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need our assistance with anything else.


    Since we did not hear back from you for 15 days, we are assuming that you found the solution. We are closing this support ticket.

    If you still need assistance or any other help, please feel free to open a new support ticket, and we will be more than happy to assist.

    Thank you.

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