What Is A URL Slug?
WordPress Tip: “Slugs”
Just what is a “slug” and why is it important?
No, I don’t mean those slimy little animals that crawl around your garden!
In WordPress, the “slug” is the section of the URL, that occurs after the domain name, that references the specific post, page, or item (category/tag/author) page.
The “slug” is the URL-friendly version of the name. It is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers and hyphens. Take care not to include spaces or special characters.
Slugs are the URL addresses that people see when we share non-shortened versions of our URL and important both in visual identification of the post contents and in SEO!
For SEO, you want to make sure that your URL contains your keywords and that you have removed irrelevant words (such as: a, as, the, etc) from the slug. You should also keep the slug as short as possible while still making it useful.
Some SEO plugins will auto-remove the irrelevant words from the slug for you, producing a cleaner, more concise result.
In the page/post editor, you can edit the auto-created slug by clicking on the area that might first appear as text. Once clicked on, it will become the editing box you see above.
~ Kim ~
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