Recently on another of my sites, I decided to change my WordPress permalinks structure from DATE to POST NAME. I was a little worried that it might cause dead links, though.
The biggest thing I was worried about was that if anybody had shared my old links on their site, or their social media (particularly Pinterest), it would give them 404 errors because of the new structure.
404 errors are bad juju with Google, so it’s best to avoid them if you possibly can. Plus, any Google juice you had going to the old post URL would be all but lost with the new WordPress permalinks structure.
Luckily, I found a solution!
Yoast.com — one of my favorite techie websites — has a great little tool that will help you get around any potential errors due to restructuring your permalinks in WordPress.
Check this out:
If you are still having trouble after reading the article, or you’re just not comfortable doing it on your own, I can help! Just shoot me an email and let me know you need to have it done. I’ll be happy to help!