WordPress is widely used CMS (Content management system) for beginner and advanced webmaster. There are no alternatives to create a high-value blog in less than a few minutes without WordPress. But to get more benefits from a WordPress blog, you must a few customizations. Some of the WordPress default settings are not good for SEO. One of the common settings is post permalink. So If you want to get quick SEO result for your blog, then you have to change your blog post’s permalink.
There are thousands of tutorials about WordPress customization. If you are a beginner and want to full customization guide of your WordPress site, then you can follow the Ultimate WordPress Guide: Customize 101 by ROBERT MENING.
Whey & How To Change WordPress Permalink?
The URL of the blog post is called the permalink. The value of a permalink is very important to access a site. People directly visit a site by using a permalink to putting their browser. So If permalink was not created, people would not visit blog or website. Not people, the search engine also allow a good structure permalink/ URL to quick index. Read a deep guide to WP permalink by Kevin Muldoon.
You can change the structure of permalink at any time. But if your website is old, then you may lose your website referral and search engine traffic. When someone visits your site by old permalink, significantly they would be a face of 404 error.
So it had better change your permalink at the beginning. If you change the WordPress permalink at the beginning, you will not face any link error or 404 issue. That’s why your blog traffic will not be dropped. Once you face with HTTP 404 error, you can solve them to get help from this guide How to fix HTTP 404 error.