Slug, a funny name for a useful tool

Slug is a funny name isn’t it? It always makes me smile. A slug is another neat WordPress tool for controlling the permalink (website address) of your blog posts. Here’s how it works in our example:

The section in bold is what’s called the slug, and you can change it to anything you like. If you don’t like the website address that WordPress came up with automatically, but you don’t want to change your overall permalink settings again, you can simply change the name of the slug for this one specific post.

  1. Save or publish the post that you’re working on.
  2. Under the post title you will see the permalink of your post, along with an “Edit” button on the right.
  3. Click “Edit.”
  4. Type in the permalink you want.
  5. Click “Update.”

Did you like this tip? It came right from my book “Does This Blogsite Make My Wallet Look Fat?”. Also available on Kindle!

Click an icon below to share and recommend this post:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Reddit
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Google Bookmarks
  • RSS


  1. Thanks for the post and update! Sometimes it is so frustrating when the url structure is not what you were hoping for. This plugin sure will help with that! Thanks!

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/customer/www/ on line 505