Sunday, March 03, 2013

How to Create Custom Post URL in Blogger

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When you publish a post in blogger, normally you don't need to create or set an URL. WordPress has the same feature. Post URL is automatically created from post title. But sometimes it maybe too large. And sometimes it may not be possible to show the full title in the URL. As a result it doesn't carry actual meaning. In that case you can customize your post URL. 

Look at the Link below:

This link is related to the post- How to Check Cell Phones Quality Using IMEI - *#06#

The title of the post carry the full meaning. You might notice that- here the URL doesn't carry the proper meaning. It only shows- how to check cell phones quality using. A user may not understand what does the post include just by URL. 

But you can customize the URL in such a way so that it expresses a meaning and have precision. And certainly it will be easier for your visitors to understand what the post is all about when they just see the post URL. 

You might notice the structure of an URL. There are 3 parts in the blogger URL. Such as- 
  • Home Page URL :
  • Date : 2012/04/
  • Post URL : how-to-check-cell-phones-quality-using.html 

Hope now you realize how your post URL is created. 

If you wanna create custom URL for your post you have to use the last part. You can't omit the home URL and date. Because omitting these two parts will affect the uniqueness of your URL. 

By this time you should have a proper knowledge about blogger and post URL. Now let's see how to create Custom URL : 
  1. Make sure you're signed in to your blogger account. 
  2. Create New Post from anywhere that you do usually. 
  3. Look at the right- Post Settings > Permalink
  4. There are two options- Automatic and Custom. Look at the image below for help.
  5. Type your desired words in the custom box separated by a hyphen (-) or dot (.). Remember- space, ?, !, / these are not allowed here. And try to avoid underscore ( _ ). Because it will not separate your words. 
  6. When you finish hit on the Done button. That's it. 

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Thus you can optimize your blog post's permalink for more visitors. You can also look at this post's URL for example. 

If I didn't set a custom URL then it will somewhat like that-

Though it carries a full meaning, but look at the URL size- Too large. So creating custom URL will also let your reduce the size of the post URL. 

Hope you enjoy this post! 

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  1. Hi munnamark, it seems that it only work for a new post which is not be published. For an online post, the automatic permalink and custom permalink options can’t be show on the permalink section.

    1. Yes you're right :)

      It doesn't work with already published post. And to be honest, it shouldn't be so. Because when you change the URL of a published post, the previous URL will not work. And if someone have that URL then after changing it, he will not be able to access that post.

      But most probably, the word NO is nothing. Everything is possible in the amazing/ amusing world of technology! You can change the URL of a published post too. But before that, you have to make that post draft. Then you will see the option to change the permalink.

      Thanks again for your comment. And I expect another comment . . . from you :)

  2. Thanks for the valuable information.
    I recently started blogging on Blogger and was looking for quality tips and then I found this blog, I found this blog very informative and spot on. Keep up the good work.

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  3. Thanks this helped me a lot... :)

  4. Can you create a custom permalink for a "page" in blogger? I have several "pages" set up with one in particular that I'd like to be able to share on an awareness card linking to my son's special needs story. Right now, the link is I'd rather it be: (so without the /p/ and .html).

    1. Well I'm afraid. Maybe blogger doesn't allow users to do so.

      It's because, if p is removed, then it can't be identified as a page. I think that's why blogger doesn't allow this normally.

      Thanks for contacting us.

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